Chicago hosts Ottawa after Kane’s 2-goal game
Chicago; Friday, 8:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Ottawa Senators visit Chicago after Patrick Kane scored two goals in the Blackhawks’ 6-2 victory over the Sharks.
The Blackhawks are 16-14-4 on their home ice. Chicago has given up 37 power-play goals, killing 82.1% of opponent chances.
The Senators are 7-21-6 in road games. Ottawa leads the NHL with 15 shorthanded goals, led by Chris Tierney with four.
In their last matchup on Jan. 14, Chicago won 3-2. Jonathan Toews recorded a team-high 3 points for the Blackhawks.
TOP PERFORMERS: Kane leads the Blackhawks with a plus-eight in 70 games played this season. Duncan Keith has collected nine assists over the last 10 games for Chicago.
LAST 10 GAMES: Senators: 4-5-1, averaging 2.6 goals, 4.6 assists, 3.4 penalties and 8.7 penalty minutes while allowing 3.4 goals per game with a .899 save percentage.
Blackhawks: 6-4-0, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.1 assists, 3.2 penalties and 6.7 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game with a .930 save percentage.