Boeser, Canucks to play Blackhawks in Chicago
Chicago; Thursday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Chicago Blackhawks host the Vancouver Canucks.
The Blackhawks are 3-3-3 in Western Conference games. Chicago has given up nine power-play goals, killing 80.4% of opponent chances.
The Canucks are 3-2-1 against opponents from the Pacific Division. Vancouver has scored 52 goals and ranks sixth in the NHL averaging 3.5 goals per game. Brock Boeser leads the team with seven.
The matchup Thursday is the first meeting this season for the two teams.
LAST 10 GAMES: Canucks: 6-1-3, averaging 3.5 goals, 6.1 assists, 4.3 penalties and 9.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game with a .920 save percentage.
Blackhawks: 3-5-2, averaging 2.1 goals, 3.7 assists, 3.4 penalties and seven penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game with a .923 save percentage.
Blackhawks Injuries: None listed.
Canucks Injuries: Tyler Motte: out (lower-body).