CHI: 26-25-8, 60 PTS (7th in Central) NYR: 30-24-4, 64 PTS (7th in Metropolitan)
LAST TIME OUT
Chicago fell 3-2 to the Winnipeg Jets on Sunday night. Ryan Carpenter opened the scoring, notching his third marker of the season and Patrick Kane tied the game at 2-2 with just under a minute remaining in the second period. Nathan Beaulieu's goal early in the third period proved to be the game-winning marker in the contest. Neither team committed a penalty in the contest, the first NHL game this season with no infractions.
New York fell on Sunday evening to the Boston Bruins at home, snapping a four-game winning streak for the Rangers. Mika Zibanejad recorded a power play goal midway through the third period to pull within one, but Boston registered an empty-net goal in the final minute of the contest.
The Blackhawks went split the season series against the Rangers a year ago with each team winning at home. Alex DeBrincat paced the Blackhawks with three points (2G, 1A) last season and has recorded a point in each of his four career games against the Rangers. Chicago has won three of the last four games against New York and is 6-2-1 vs. the Rangers over their last nine meetings.