CANUCKS (9-3-3) at BLACKHAWKS (4-7-3)
8:30 p.m. ET; NBCSCH, SNP, NHL.TV
The Vancouver Canucks will look to extend their point streak to nine games when they visit the Chicago Blackhawks at United Center on Thursday.
The Canucks, who are 5-0-3 in their past eight games, could match their longest point streak since a 13-game streak from Jan. 17-Feb. 19, 2012 (10-0-3). Vancouver has won nine of its past 13 games overall (9-1-3)
Corey Crawford will start for the Blackhawks, who are 2-5-2 in their past nine games.
Players to watch
Canucks center Elias Pettersson has 14 points (four goals, 10 assists) in his past eight games.
Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews has four points (one goal, three assists) in his past three games after failing to score in the previous six.
They said it
"They're fast, they're skilled and they work for each other. So we expect a good team coming in here and we got to match that intensity and give it a little bit more." -- Blackhawks forward Andrew Shaw
"This is an incredible building to play in, right from when that anthem starts it's awesome. I've had my fair share of games here over the years and when that anthem hits it's always kind of... chills going. If you can't get up for that then you shouldn't be playing." -- Canucks forward Tanner Pearson on playing at the United Center
Canucks projected lineup
Tanner Pearson -- Bo Horvat -- Adam Gaudette
J.T. Miller -- Elias Pettersson -- Brock Boeser
Josh Leivo -- Brandon Sutter -- Jake Virtanen
Tim Schaller -- Jay Beagle -- Loui Eriksson
Alexander Edler -- Tyler Myers
Quinn Hughes -- Christopher Tanev
Jordie Benn -- Troy Stecher
Scratched: Sven Baertschi, Oscar Fantenberg
Injured: Tyler Motte (foot), Antoine Roussel (knee), Micheal Ferland (concussion protocol)
Blackhawks projected lineup
Alex Nylander -- Jonathan Toews -- Brandon Saad
Alex DeBrincat -- Dylan Strome -- Patrick Kane
Andrew Shaw -- David Kampf -- Kirby Dach
Drake Caggiula -- Ryan Carpenter -- Zack Smith
Adam Boqvist -- Duncan Keith
Calvin de Haan -- Brent Seabrook
Olli Maatta -- Erik Gustafsson
Scratched: Dominik Kubalik, Dennis Gilbert, Slater Koekkoek
Injured: Connor Murphy (groin)
The Canucks assigned defenseman Ashton Sautner to Utica of the American Hockey League on Wednesday.
Keith needs one goal for 100 in the NHL. He would become the fourth Blackhawks defenseman to score 100, joining Doug Wilson (225), Bob Murray (132) and Seabrook (101). ... Kane has four points (one goal, three assists) in a three-game point streak. ... Markstrom is 5-0-3 with a 2.42 goals-against average and a .921 save percentage in his past eight starts. ... Horvat has 11 points (five goals, six assists) in his past eight games. ... Boeser has nine points (five goals, four assists) in his past six games.