Blackhawks bring losing streak into home matchup against the Avalanche

Colorado Avalanche (36-19-5, third in the Central Division) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (15-39-5, eighth in the Central Division)

Chicago; Thursday, 9 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The Chicago Blackhawks look to end their four-game losing streak when they take on the Colorado Avalanche.

Chicago is 3-12-3 against the Central Division and 15-39-5 overall. The Blackhawks are 4-17-1 when they serve more penalty minutes than their opponent.

Colorado has gone 36-19-5 overall with a 9-5-2 record in Central Division games. The Avalanche are 22-6-0 in games they score one or more power-play goals.

Thursday's game is the third time these teams square off this season. The Blackhawks won 3-2 in the previous meeting.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jason Dickinson has 17 goals and 11 assists for the Blackhawks. Nick Foligno has scored five goals with four assists over the last 10 games.

Nathan MacKinnon has 35 goals and 63 assists for the Avalanche. Artturi Lehkonen has scored six goals and added five assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Blackhawks: 1-6-3, averaging 1.8 goals, three assists, 2.5 penalties and 5.9 penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game.

Avalanche: 4-5-1, averaging three goals, 5.3 assists, 3.4 penalties and 6.8 penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game.

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

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


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

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