Chicago hosts Colorado after shutout win
Chicago; Friday, 4 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Colorado Avalanche visit Chicago after the Blackhawks shut out Dallas 3-0. Corey Crawford earned the victory in the net for Chicago after recording 32 saves.
The Blackhawks are 2-1-2 against Central Division opponents. Chicago has scored 10 power-play goals, converting on 13.7% of chances.
The Avalanche are 3-4-0 against the rest of their division. Colorado ranks sixth in the league shooting 10.8% and averaging 3.5 goals on 32.8 shots per game.
The matchup Friday is the first meeting of the season for the two teams.
LAST 10 GAMES: Avalanche: 6-4-0, averaging 3.7 goals, 6.7 assists, 4.3 penalties and 9.1 penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game with a .904 save percentage.
Blackhawks: 6-2-2, averaging 3.6 goals, 6.2 assists, 3.4 penalties and 7.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.1 goals per game with a .945 save percentage.
Blackhawks Injuries: Dylan Strome: day to day (concussion).
Avalanche Injuries: Andre Burakovsky: day to day (upper body).