Blackhawks bring losing streak into game against the Avalanche

Chicago Blackhawks (15-41-5, eighth in the Central Division) vs. Colorado Avalanche (37-20-5, third in the Central Division)

Denver; Monday, 9 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The Chicago Blackhawks are looking to stop their six-game skid with a victory over the Colorado Avalanche.

Colorado has a 10-6-2 record in Central Division games and a 37-20-5 record overall. The Avalanche lead NHL play with 225 total goals (averaging 3.6 per game).

Chicago is 3-13-3 against the Central Division and 15-41-5 overall. The Blackhawks have a 4-17-1 record when they serve more penalty minutes than their opponent.

Monday's game is the fourth meeting between these teams this season. The Avalanche won 5-0 in the previous matchup.

TOP PERFORMERS: Nathan MacKinnon has 37 goals and 64 assists for the Avalanche. Artturi Lehkonen has six goals and four assists over the last 10 games.

Nick Foligno has scored 14 goals with 13 assists for the Blackhawks. Tyler Johnson has three goals and two assists over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Avalanche: 5-4-1, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.6 assists, three penalties and 6.3 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game.

Blackhawks: 1-6-3, averaging 1.9 goals, 3.2 assists, 2.4 penalties and 5.7 penalty minutes while giving up 3.6 goals per game.

INJURIES: Avalanche: Gabriel Landeskog: out for season (knee), Pavel Francouz: out for season (groin).

Blackhawks: Luke Philp: out (undisclosed), Taylor Hall: out for season (knee), Andreas Athanasiou: out (groin), Connor Murphy: out (lower body), Nikita Zaitsev: out (knee).


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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