Blackhawks take losing streak into home matchup against the Kings

Los Angeles Kings (6-6-0, fourth in the Pacific Division) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (4-3-2, fourth in the Central Division)

Chicago; Thursday, 8:30 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: The Chicago Blackhawks will try to stop their four-game slide when they take on the Los Angeles Kings.

Chicago had a 28-42-12 record overall and a 14-21-6 record in home games last season. The Blackhawks scored 213 goals while allowing 289 last season for a -76 goal differential.

Los Angeles went 44-27-11 overall and 25-13-7 in road games a season ago. The Kings scored 39 power-play goals last season on 248 chances for a 15.7% success rate.

The matchup Thursday is the fourth time these teams meet this season. The Kings won 4-1 in the previous meeting.

TOP PERFORMERS: Patrick Kane has two goals and seven assists for the Blackhawks. Jonathan Toews has six goals and two assists over the last 10 games.

Kevin Fiala has three goals and 10 assists for the Kings. Gabriel Vilardi has scored seven goals with four assists over the past 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Blackhawks: 4-4-2, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.3 assists, 5.4 penalties and 13.4 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game.

Kings: 6-4-0, averaging 3.8 goals, 6.6 assists, 4.6 penalties and 9.2 penalty minutes while giving up 3.8 goals per game.

INJURIES: Blackhawks: Petr Mrazek: out (groin), Seth Jones: out (thumb), Ian Mitchell: out (wrist), Boris Katchouk: out (ankle), Tyler Johnson: out (ankle).

Kings: Alex Iafallo: out (lower body), Quinton Byfield: day to day (illness).


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

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