Chicago; Thursday, 8:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Chicago Blackhawks host the Colorado Avalanche after the Blackhawks defeated the Calgary Flames 4-3 in overtime.
Chicago has a 10-25-4 record overall and a 1-9-1 record in Central Division games. The Blackhawks have allowed 142 goals while scoring 86 for a -56 scoring differential.
Colorado is 20-15-3 overall and 8-3-1 against the Central Division. The Avalanche have gone 16-6-2 when scoring at least three goals.
Thursday's game is the second time these teams meet this season. The Avalanche won the previous matchup 5-2.
Mikko Rantanen has 26 goals and 22 assists for the Avalanche. J.T. Compher has scored four goals and added four assists over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blackhawks: 3-7-0, averaging 1.9 goals, 3.1 assists, 3.4 penalties and 7.4 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game.
Avalanche: 4-5-1, averaging 2.5 goals, 4.4 assists, 3.9 penalties and 9.2 penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game.
Avalanche: Valeri Nichushkin: out (ankle), Pavel Francouz: out (lower-body), Denis Malgin: out (upper body), Josh Manson: out (lower-body), Gabriel Landeskog: out (knee), Bowen Byram: out (undisclosed).
The Associated Press