PREVIEW: Blackhawks vs Senators 2/18
The Blackhawks close out this homestand when they host the Ottawa Senators on Monday night at the United Centerby Chris Wescott / blackhawks.com
TIME: 7:30 p.m. CT
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The Blackhawks (24-26-9) look to rebound from Saturday night's 5-2 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets when they host the Ottawa Senators on Monday night. Chicago has won six of their eight games in the month of February.
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Ottawa (22-31-5) has won three of their last five games. They are coming off an impressive 4-3 overtime win over a strong Winnipeg Jets team.
Patrick Kane extended his point streak to 17 games versus Columbus and he continues to the Blackhawks in scoring with 87 points (35G, 52A) in 58 games. Toews is second on the team with 58 points (27G, 31A) in 59 outings. DeBrincat is second on the team with 29 goals and third in points with 55.
Collin Delia leads the team between the pipes with a 3.22 GAA and .916 save percentage in 12 starts. Cam Ward has a .896 SV% and 3.66 GAA in his 24 starts.
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As for the Senators, Mark Stone is their scoring leader with 59 points (27G, 32A) in 48 games. The talented Matt Duchene sits in second with 56 points (27G, 29A) in only 49 outings.
In net, Anders Nilsson has been solid in 12 starts with his new team, registering a 2.47 GAA and .927 save percentage. Craig Anderson is the workhorse with 34 starts and has a 3.55 GAA and .904 SV%.
The Blackhawks opened the season against the Senators with a 4-3 overtime victory. DeBrincat, Toews, Brent Seabrook and Kane were Chicago's goal scorers in the win.
This will be the second and only other meeting.
Delia starts in net for Chicago. John Hayden is entering the lineup for Chris Kunitz up front. On defense, Gustav Forsling is replacing Carl Dahlstrom.
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Ryan Dzingel is third on the team in goals with 22 in 56 games this season. The 26-year-old winger is just one goal shy of his career high of 23 that he had last season.
He's coming off a two-point night versus Winnipeg.