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NHL Preview: Chicago Blackhawks (14-27-4) at Vancouver Canucks (18-25-3)

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS NOTES:

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Thursday, Jan. 26 at CGY, 8:00 p.m. CT (NBCSCH, WGN Radio)
Saturday, Jan. 28 at EDM, 9:00 p.m. CT (NBCSCH, WGN Radio)
Tuesday, Feb. 7 vs. ANA, 7:30 p.m. CT (NBCSCH, WGN Radio, Univision (Spanish))
Friday, Feb. 10 vs. ARI, 7:30 p.m. CT (NBCSCH, WGN Radio, Univision (Spanish))
Saturday, Feb. 11 at WPG, 9:00 p.m. CT (NBCSCH+, WGN Radio)

RECENT TRANSACTIONS
Jan. 23 – Recalled Luke Philp and Filip Roos from Rockford … Assigned Isaak Phillips to Rockford … Placed Tyler Johnson on IR … Jan. 17 – Recalled Jaxson Stauber from Rockford … Jan. 14 – Activated Patrick Kane off IR and assigned Jaxson Stauber to Rockford … Jan. 13 – Assigned Lukas Reichel to Rockford … Jan. 11 – Recalled Jaxson Stauber from Rockford and assigned Brett Seney to Rockford … Jan. 4 – Recalled Lukas Reichel and Brett Seney from Rockford … Placed MacKenzie Entwistle and Jujhar Khaira on IR.

LAST TIME OUT
Score: Chicago (1) vs. LA (2) – Sun., Jan. 22 – United Center
CHI Goals: Mitchell (1)
LAK Goals: Anderson-Dolan (4), Anderson-Dolan (5)
Goalies: CHI – Mrazek (25/27, 58:040) LAK – Copley (18/19, 60:00)
CHI PP: 0/2; PK: 0/0
LAK PP: 0/0; PK: 2/2
Recap: The Blackhawks ended their three-game winning streak with a 2-1 regulation loss to the LA Kings on Sunday evening … Ian Mitchell scored late in the third period to deny the Kings a shutout, his first tally of the season … Max Domi and Andreas Athanasiou each tallied an assist on the goal and each have points in consecutive contests … Domi led the team with four shots on goal … Jason Dickinson, Sam Lafferty and Reese Johnson each posted a game-high four hits.

TONIGHT’S OPPONENT – VANCOUVER CANUCKS
The Blackhawks play in the first of three games against the Canucks this season … Chicago went 1-2-0 against Vancouver during the 2021-22 campaign, defeating the club 1-0 on the road … In their last contest against the Canucks, Connor Murphy scored the lone goal in a 3-1 loss on Jan. 31, 2022… Patrick Kane tallied an assist … Kane has 21 points (5G, 16A) in his last 18 games against Vancouver … Max Domi has points in his last seven straight against them, including goals in his last two (2G, 7A) … Seth Jones has seven points (3G, 4A) over his last seven games against Vancouver, including a career-best four points (1G, 3A) on March 31, 2018 while with CBJ … Jason Dickinson played for the Canucks during the 2021-22 season, notching 11 points (5G, 6A) in 62 games.

2022-23 Schedule/Results: HOME: March 26 | AWAY: Jan. 24, April 6
All-Time Record: 90-75-33 | Home: 58-26-14 | Road: 32-49-19
Last Home Win: Nov. 7, 2019 (5-2) | Last Road Win: Nov. 21, 2021 (1-0) | Last Home Loss: Jan. 31, 2022
(1-3) | Last Road Loss: Feb. 12, 2020 (0-3)

BLACKHAWKS VS. VAN ALL-TIME
GOALS: Patrick Kane, 14; Jonathan Toews, 13; Jack Johnson, 4
ASSISTS: Patrick Kane, 28; Jonathan Toews, 20; Max Domi, 11
POINTS: Patrick Kane, 42; Jonathan Toews, 33; Max Domi, 14

BLACKHAWKS RECORD ON…
One-Day Rest: 9-11-1
Two-Days Rest: 2-4-0
Three+ Days Rest: 2-2-1
First Game of a B2B: 1-4-1
Second Game of a B2B: 0-6-1

BLACKHAWKS RECORD BY DAY
Monday: 0-1-0
Tuesday: 2-5-0
Wednesday: 0-5-0
Thursday: 3-4-1
Friday: 3-2-1
Saturday: 4-4-1
Sunday: 2-6-1

VANCOUVER CANUCKS NOTES:

MATCH-UP INFO
• Tonight marks the first of three meetings between the Canucks and Blackhawks this season: Jan. 24 (home), Mar. 26 (away), Apr. 6 (home).

• The Canucks are 86-83-22-7 all-time against Chicago, including a 53-31-15-1 record at home.

• Vancouver is 7-2-1 in their last 10 games against the Blackhawks (4-1-0 in their last five).

• Among active Canucks skaters, Oliver Ekman-Larsson leads the team in career games played vs Chicago with 31 (2-12-14 in those games).

• Bo Horvat leads all Canucks in career points vs the Blackhawks with 18 points (9-9-18) in 20 games.

• Brock Boeser has nine points (3-6-9) in 10 career games vs Chicago.

• J.T. Miller has 13 points (2-11-13) in 17 career games vs Chicago.

• Elias Pettersson has seven points (2-5-7) in nine career games vs Chicago.

• Spencer Martin has yet to face the Blackhawks in his career.

• Collin Delia spent parts of four seasons with the Blackhawks (32 GP) and has never faced them in his career.

QUICK NUMBERS
• Elias Pettersson has 20 points (6-14-20) in his last 15 games.

• Bo Horvat has 18 points (8-10-18) in his last 14 games.

• J.T. Miller has 11 points (5-6-11) in his last 10 games.

• Quinn Hughes has 11 points (3-8-11) in his last seven games.

• Andrei Kuzmenko has 12 points (5-7-12) in his last 13 games.

• Brock Boeser has 10 points (4-6-10) in his last 13 games.

LAST MEETING – JAN. 31/22: VAN 3 vs CHI 1
Alex Chiasson opened the scoring at 12:21 in the first period…Justin Dowling recorded the lone assist…Brock Boeser doubled Vancouver’s lead at 4:28 in the second period, assisted by Quinn Hughes and Jason Dickinson…Luke Schenn scored an unassisted empty-net goal at 19:39 in the third period…Quinn Hughes logged 26:52 to lead the team in TOI…Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Conor Garland each registered four shots…Luke Schenn matched a franchise record in hits (12), set previously by himself in 2019…Jaroslav Halak made 20 saves.

2022.23 TEAM RANKS
VAN CHI
Goals For/Game 3.28 (11th) 2.40 (31st)
Goals Against/Game 3.96 (31st) 3.58 (27th)
Power Play % 23.6 (14th) 19.7 (t-23rd)
Penalty Kill % 65.9 (32nd) 74.8 (24th)
Penalty Min./Game 9:27 (21st) 9:10 (20th)
*Rankings are accurate as of 4:00pm PT on January 24, 2023

LAST GAME PLAYED – JAN. 21/23: VAN 2 vs EDM 4
Andrei Kuzmenko got Vancouver on the board with his 19th goal of the season at 16:46 in the second period to extend his point streak to four games (2-3-5)…Elias Pettersson and Quinn Hughes registered the assists…J.T. Miller fired a slapshot home from the blueline for his 18th goal of the season at 3:26 in the third period to bring Vancouver within one goal…Quinn Hughes recorded his second assist of the game while Conor Garland picked up the secondary assist…Luke Schenn led the Canucks in shots (4)…Curtis Lazar recorded a team-high in hits (5)…Spencer Martin faced 28 shots.

LAST 5 vs CHICAGO
• Jan. 31/22: VAN 3 at CHI 1
• Nov. 21/21: VAN 0 vs CHI 1
• Oct. 21/21: VAN 4 at CHI 1
• Feb. 12/20: VAN 3 vs CHI 0
• Jan. 2/20: VAN 7 vs CHI 5

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