Kane and Chicago take on New York
Chicago; Friday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Patrick Kane and Chicago hit the ice against New York. Kane ranks ninth in the league with 46 points, scoring 20 goals and totaling 26 assists.
The Blackhawks are 8-9-3 at home. Chicago has given up 22 power-play goals, killing 81.4% of opponent chances.
The Islanders are 10-5-1 on the road. New York is last in the NHL shooting 28.4 shots per game.
The teams square off Friday for the first time this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Kane leads the Blackhawks with 26 assists and has collected 46 points this season. Jonathan Toews has collected 12 points over the last 10 games for Chicago.
LAST 10 GAMES: Islanders: 5-4-1, averaging 2.9 goals, 4.4 assists, 3.9 penalties and 10.5 penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game with a .908 save percentage.
Blackhawks: 4-5-1, averaging 2.6 goals, 4.3 assists, 3.7 penalties and 9.4 penalty minutes while giving up 3.5 goals per game with a .904 save percentage.
INJURIES: Blackhawks: Adam Boqvist: day to day (upper body).