BLACKHAWKS (50-22-7) at AVALANCHE (21-54-3)
9 p.m. ET; ALT2, WGN, NHL.TV
Blackhawks team scope
The Chicago Blackhawks need a win and a Washington Capitals loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs to stay in the running for the Presidents' Trophy. They're five points back with three games left, and the Capitals have one game in hand. They already have clinched the Central Division and No. 1 seed in the Western Conference. A win at Pepsi Center would be their 25th on the road, surpassing the Blackhawks-record 24 wins away from home in 2014-15. "Certainly it's something to shoot for and try to achieve," coach Joel Quenneville said. The Blackhawks have three games remaining, all on the road. "Our group put us in an excellent spot, finishing first [in the division] and first in the conference," Quenneville said. "That was the bonus, getting the first seeding, but the challenge is going forward. We know the hurdles that are going to be coming. The first round is the most competitive you're going to have. That will be a great test. We're still looking to see who that it is." Backup goalie Scott Darling will start. The Blackhawks are coming off a 3-2 loss to the Boston Bruins on Sunday and are 2-2-1 in the past five games.
Avalanche team scope
Goalie Calvin Pickard will start for the Colorado Avalanche, who want to finish on a positive note. "It's hard to imagine that we're sitting like this with four games left," captain Gabriel Landeskog said. "We have to make sure that we make the most of it. We have to make sure that we play for the fans and play for one another and show pride. I know my team is going to come out and work as hard as we possibly can and try to finish this thing off the right way." The Avalanche have lost eight of the past nine games (1-8-0) and three of the past four at home (1-3-0), where they are 12-25-2. Defenseman Duncan Siemens and forward Rocco Grimaldi will play after being recalled Monday from San Antonio of the American Hockey League. Siemens, 23, was the picked in the first round (No. 11) in the 2011 NHL Draft. His only previous NHL game was against the Blackhawks on April 11, 2015. "I'm happy for the opportunity and have to take advantage of it," said Siemens, who will be paired with Cody Goloubef. Grimaldi, 24, is San Antonio's leading scorer with 51 points (29 goals, 22 assists) in 68 games. He'll play right wing with left wing Landeskog and center Tyson Jost.
Blackhawks projected lineup
Nick Schmaltz -- Jonathan Toews -- Richard Panik
Artemi Panarin -- Tanner Kero -- Patrick Kane
Ryan Hartman -- Marcus Kruger -- Marian Hossa
Tomas Jurco -- Andrew Desjardins -- Vinnie Hinostroza
Duncan Keith -- Brent Seabrook
Johnny Oduya -- Michal Kempny
Brian Campbell -- Trevor van Riemsdyk
Scratched: Niklas Hjalmarsson , John Hayden, Dennis Rasmussen, Michal Rozsival, Jordin Tootoo
Injured: Artem Anisimov (lower body)
Avalanche projected lineup
Sven Andrighetto -- Nathan MacKinnon -- Mikko Rantanen
Gabriel Landeskog -- Tyson Jost -- Rocco Grimaldi
Matt Nieto -- J.T. Compher -- Matt Duchene
Mikhail Grigorenko -- Carl Soderberg -- Rene Bourque
Mark Barberio -- Erik Johnson
Francois Beauchemin -- Tyson Barrie
Cody Goloubef -- Duncan Siemens
Scratched: Joe Colborne, John Mitchell, Fedor Tyutin, Patrick Wiercioch
Injured: Blake Comeau (leg), Anton Lindholm (head)
Anisimov and Hjalmarsson aren't on the trip. Anisimov skated Monday and did well but probably will remain in Chicago until the Blackhawks return home for the playoffs. Quenneville said. Hjalmarsson is with his wife, who is expecting their second child.
Panarin has six points (five goals, one assist) during a four-game point streak, and 14 points (nine goals, five assists) in his past 13 games. Kane has 27 points (14 goals, 13 assists) in the past 19 games. Panik has four points (two goals, two assists) in a four-game point streak. Seabrook has three assists in the past two games. ... Andrighetto has nine points (four goals, five assists) in the past nine games. Compher has two points (one goal, one assist) in his past two games.