Canucks to host Kane and the Blackhawks
Vancouver, British Columbia; Wednesday, 10 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Patrick Kane leads Chicago into a matchup with Vancouver. He’s eighth in the league with 69 points, scoring 25 goals and totaling 44 assists.
The Canucks are 18-12-3 in Western Conference games. Vancouver is eighth in the NHL shooting 10.4% and averaging 3.2 goals on 31.0 shots per game.
The Blackhawks are 14-15-6 in Western Conference play. Chicago has converted on 14.7% of power-play opportunities, recording 25 power-play goals.
In their last meeting on Jan. 2, Vancouver won 7-5. Bo Horvat scored two goals for the Canucks.
Kane leads the Blackhawks with 25 goals and has 69 points. Brandon Saad has scored six goals over the last 10 games for Chicago.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blackhawks: 5-3-2, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.7 assists, 3.6 penalties and 8.3 penalty minutes while allowing 2.5 goals per game with a .925 save percentage.
Canucks: 6-3-1, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.9 assists, 4.5 penalties and 15.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game with a .925 save percentage.
INJURIES: Canucks: None listed.
Blackhawks: None listed.