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.
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.
The Associated Press