Boston takes on Chicago, aims for 5th straight home win
Boston; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Boston hosts Chicago aiming to continue its four-game home winning streak.
The Bruins are 11-0-4 at home. Boston averages 9.4 penalty minutes per game, the eighth-most in the NHL. Brad Marchand leads the team serving 43 total minutes.
The Blackhawks are 3-5-3 on the road. Chicago has converted on 13.4% of power-play opportunities, scoring 11 power-play goals.
The matchup Thursday is the first meeting of the season for the two teams.
TOP PERFORMERS: Marchand leads the Bruins with 43 points, scoring 18 goals and collecting 25 assists. David Pastrnak has scored 10 goals over the last 10 games for Boston.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blackhawks: 4-5-1, averaging 2.9 goals, 4.8 assists, 3.2 penalties and 8.1 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game with a .914 save percentage.
Bruins: 8-0-2, averaging 3.9 goals, 6.8 assists, 3.9 penalties and 8.8 penalty minutes while giving up two goals per game with a .940 save percentage.