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NHL Preview: Seattle Kraken (8-9-5) at Chicago Blackhawks (6-13-0)

SEATTLE KRAKEN NOTES:

CURRENT INJURIES – (MAN GAMES LOST: 35)

Andre Burakovsky (upper body; IR) – 16 games – week-to-week

Philipp Grubauer (undisclosed) – 2 games – day-to-day

TRANSASCTIONS IN PAST 7 DAYS

Nov. 27, 2023: Recalled forward Andrew Poturalski from Coachella Valley (AHL)

GAME NOTES

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

• Tonight’s matchup with Chicago is the 13th of 14 games the Kraken will play in November, which is tied with March for their most regular-season games in a single month this season. • A victory tonight would mark the Kraken’s fifth win against Chicago since the start of the 2021-22 season, which would tie Nashville for their second-most wins against a single opponent. o The Kraken have defeated the San Jose Sharks six times, a franchise best. • The Kraken are 4-2-0 all-time against the Blackhawks and enter tonight’s game riding a two-game winning streak against Chicago. • Seattle is averaging 4.17 goals per game against Chicago, which is their fourth-best mark against any opponent. • Eeli Tolvanen has 11 points (four goals, seven assists) in his last 11 games dating back to Nov. 4 against the Calgary Flames. • Yanni Gourde has four points (two goals, two assists) in his last four games played. • Entering play Monday, Adam Larsson (451:52) and Vince Dunn (447:11) ranked first and second, respectively, in the NHL in total even-strength time on ice this season. o Both players are averaging more than 20 minutes of even-strength ice time per game this season. • Entering play Monday, Larsson, who has 43 hits and 45 blocked shots this year, was one of nine skaters this season to total at least 40 hits and 40 blocked shots. • Entering play Monday, Jaden Schwartz was tied for ninth in the NHL with five power-play goals this season. His five powerplay goals are already tied for the fifth-most of his career and are only four shy of the career-high nine he scored in 2019-20 with the St. Louis Blues. • Since Nov. 15 at Edmonton, Matty Beniers, Jordan Eberle and Jared McCann have played on a line together. When the trio has been on the ice during 5-on-5 play since Nov. 15, the Kraken have outshot their opponents 38-20 and have 34 scoring chances for compared to their opponents’ 15 according to Natural Stat Trick. o The line has logged a 60.8 percent on-ice Corsi rating during that span according to Natural Stat Trick. • Jamie Oleksiak is leading the Kraken and was ranked fourth in the NHL with 60 blocked shots entering play Monday.

BLACKHAWK DOWN

• Matty Beniers has three points (two goals, one assist) in three career games against Chicago. • Oliver Bjorkstrand has four points (two goals, two assists) in his last four games against the Blackhawks. • Jordan Eberle has seven points (two goals, five assists) in his last six games against Chicago and enters tonight’s game riding a four-game point streak against the Blackhawks. • Yanni Gourde has 19 points (11 goals, eight assists) in 20 career games against the Blackhawks. His 19 points against Chicago are his most against a single opponent. • Adam Larsson has an assist in each of his last three games against Chicago. • Jared McCann has 13 points (nine goals, four assists) in 14 career games against Chicago, including recording multi-point efforts in each of his last three games against the Blackhawks. o His nine career goals against Chicago, which includes scoring his first-career hat trick on Jan. 14, 2023, are his most against a single opponent. • Jamie Oleksiak has four assists in his last two games against the Blackhawks. • Jaden Schwartz has 15 points (five goals, 10 assists) in his last 14 games against the Blackhawks dating back to Oct. 18, 2017 and enters tonight’s game riding a four-game point streak against Chicago. • Eeli Tolvanen enters tonight’s game riding a three-game assist streak against Chicago. Tolvanen’s 11 career points (six goals, five assists) against the Blackhawks are his most against a single opponent.

ROAD WARRIORS

• Jaden Schwartz is the team’s leading scorer when playing on the road this season, totaling 10 points (five goals, five assists) in 10 road games this year. • Eeli Tolvanen enters tonight’s matchup with Chicago riding a six-game road point streak dating back to Oct. 28 at Florida, totaling seven points (two goals, five assists) during that span. His six-game road point streak is the longest of his career. • Oliver Bjorkstrand has nine points (three goals, six assists) in his last nine road games dating back to Oct. 14 at St. Louis. • Jordan Eberle has seven point (two goals, five assists) in his last seven road games and enters tonight’s game riding a threegame road point streak. • Jamie Oleksiak has recorded an assist in the last four road games he has played. His current four-game road point streak is the longest of his career. • Matty Beniers has five points (two goals, three assists) in his last five games played on the road. • Vince Dunn has three assists in the last three games he has played on the road.

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS NOTES:

TONIGHT’S OPPONENT – SEATTLE KRAKEN

The Blackhawks square off against Seattle on Tuesday in their first of three matchups this season … In Chicago’s last contest against the Kraken, Seth Jones scored twice, while Lukas Reichel (1G, 1A) and Andreas Athanasiou (2A) put up two points each … Jason Dickinson and Alex Vlasic each notched a helper … Jones has three-straight multi-point efforts against Seattle (2G, 5A) and eight points (3G, 5A) in eight career games against the club … Taylor Raddysh registered a three-point night (1G, 2A) in his last contest against the Kraken on Jan. 14 and has four points (1G, 3A) over his last two contests against Seattle … Ryan Donato played two seasons with Seattle from 2021-23, registering 58 points (30G, 28A) in 145 games.

2023-24 Schedule/Results: HOME: Nov. 28 | AWAY: Dec. 14, Jan. 24

All-Time Record: 2-3-1 | Home: 1-2-0 | Road: 1-1-1

Last Home Win: Oct. 23, 2022 (5-4) |

Last Road Win: Nov. 17, 2021 (4-2) |

Last Home Loss: Jan. 14, 2023 (5-8) |

Last Road Loss: April 8, 2023 (3-7)

BLACKHAWKS RECORD ON…

One-Day Rest: 2-2-0

Two-Days Rest: 1-6-0

Three+ Days Rest: 1-1-0

First Game of a B2B: 2-1-0

Second Game of a B2B: 0-3-0

BLACKHAWKS RECORD BY DAY

Tuesday: 1-1-0

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