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NHL Preview: Chicago Blackhawks (4-7-0) at Tampa Bay Lightning (6-3-4)

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS NOTES:

TONIGHT’S OPPONENT – TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING

The Blackhawks and Lightning face off for the first time this season on Thursday in Tampa … Chicago’s last win in Tampa came on Feb. 27, 2020 … Taylor Hall has 10 points (2G, 8A) over his last 10 games, including four multi-point efforts … Nick Foligno has two points (1G, 1A) in his last three games against the Lightning … Seth Jones has three points (1G, 2A) over his last four games and five points (2G, 3A) over his last eight … Tyler Johnson won back-to-back Stanley Cups with the Lightning in 2020 and 2021 … Corey Perry played two seasons with Tampa from 2021-23, registering 65 points (31G, 34A) in 163 games and 16 points (8G, 8A) in 29 postseason contests … Both Taylor Raddysh (44th overall) and Boris Katchouk (58th overall) were drafted by Tampa in the 2016 NHL Draft.

2023-24 Schedule/Results:

HOME: Nov. 16 | AWAY: Nov. 9

All-Time Record: 19-26-13 | Home: 13-13-4 | Road: 6-13-9

Last Home Win: March 5, 2021 (4-3 SO) | Last Road Win: Feb. 27, 2020 (5-2) | Last Home Loss: Jan. 3, 2023 (1-4) | Last Road Loss: March 11, 2023 (1-3)

ACTIVE BLACKHAWKS VS. TBL

ALL-TIME GOALS: Nick Foligno, 12; Taylor Hall, 6; Seth Jones, 4

ASSISTS: Taylor Hall, 17; Nick Foligno, 7; Nikita Zaitsev,

7 POINTS: Taylor Hall, 23; Nick Foligno, 19; Seth Jones, 10

TEAM NOTES

COMEBACK KIDS: The Blackhawks earned their second multi-goal comeback win of the season on Friday against Vegas, tying the Maple Leafs for the most among all teams … Chicago is the second team in NHL history to end a team’s seven-game win streak to begin a season via multi-goal comeback win … The only other instance was in 1985-86 when the Islanders ended the Nordiques’ 7-0-0 run … The team also overcame a two-goal deficit against the Penguins en route to a 4-2 win on Oct. 10 … Last season, the Blackhawks recorded eight multi-goal comeback wins, good for second in the NHL … Of those eight, the team rallied from multiple goals in the third period three times, which was tied for third in the League … It’s the first time Chicago has earned three multi-goal, third-period comeback wins since the 2019-20 season, when they also posted three … The Blackhawks recorded three consecutive multi-goal comeback wins from Oct. 15 – 23 last season for the team’s first three wins of 2022-23 … Chicago became the ninth team in NHL history to post three or more consecutive multi-goal comeback wins, and the first since Detroit did so during the 2018-19 season … Additionally, the Blackhawks were the fourth team in NHL history to overcome a multi-goal deficit in each of their first three wins of a season, joining St. Louis (3 GP in 2006-07), Detroit (3 GP in 1990-91) and the New York Islanders (3 GP in 1985-86).

BLACKHAWKS RECORD ON…

One-Day Rest: 1-1-0

Two-Days Rest: 1-4-0

Three+ Days Rest: 0-0-0

First Game of a B2B: 2-0-0

Second Game of a B2B: 0-2-0

BLACKHAWKS RECORD BY DAY

Monday: 1-1-0

Tuesday: 1-1-0

Wednesday: 0-1-0

Thursday: 0-1-0

Friday: 1-0-0

Saturday: 1-2-0

Sunday: 0-1-0

TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING NOTES:

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP

The Lightning and Blackhawks are playing the first of two matchups this season and the only meeting at AMALIE Arena…The two teams will meet a week from today with a Nov. 16 contest at CHI…The Bolts posted a 2-0-0 record vs. CHI last season with a 4-1 victory Jan. 3 at United Center and a 3-1 win March 11 at AMALIE Arena…Brandon Hagel (2-1—3), Victor Hedman (0-3—3) and Brayden Point (2-1—3) led the Lightning in points vs. CHI last season, while Hagel and Point were tied for the team lead in goals…Since being traded to Tampa Bay from CHI in 2022, Hagel has played three games against his former team and scored a goal in each of the three contests (3-1—4) with a +6 rating…Point is riding a six-game point streak vs. CHI (5-5—10) and has found the scoresheet in 16 of his 19 career contests vs. CHI (11-14—25)…Hedman has pointed in 15 of his last 20 games vs. CHI (5-21—26) with nine multi-point efforts during that span…Nikita Kucherov has picked up points in 10 of his 15 career contests vs. CHI (5-11—16)…Steven Stamkos has found the scoresheet in nine of his last 11 games vs. CHI (5-9—14)…Stamkos has pointed in 11 of his 14 career home games vs. CHI (15-10—25)…Mikhail Sergachev has picked up points in six of his last eight contests vs. CHI (1-9—10)…The Lightning have scored three or more goals in 12 straight games vs. CHI (total: 55 goals) and have held CHI to two goals or fewer in 10 of the last 15 meetings…Tampa Bay is 9-1-0 in their last 10 home games vs. CHI and 9-0-1 in the last 10 meetings overall…The Bolts have won 14 of their last 15 home games vs. CHI…The Lightning are 34-15-4 with five ties all-time vs. CHI, including a home record of 19-5-1 with three ties…Stamkos (16-16—32) holds the Tampa Bay franchise records for career goals and points vs. CHI, while Hedman (6-24—30) leads the way in assists.

INJURIES

PLAYER INJURY STATUS GAMES MISSED

Andrei Vasilevskiy Back Out 13

2023-24 Total Man Games Lost: 25

TRANSACTIONS

DATE PLAYER MOVE

November 8, 2023 Zach Bogosian Traded to MIN for 7th-rd. pick (2025)

November 8, 2023 Waltteri Merela Recalled from AHL Syracuse

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