Blackhawks take losing streak into matchup with the Lightning

Tampa Bay Lightning (23-11-1, third in the Atlantic Division) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (8-24-4, eighth in the Central Division)

Chicago; Tuesday, 8:30 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The Chicago Blackhawks head into a matchup with the Tampa Bay Lightning as losers of four straight games.

Chicago is 8-24-4 overall and 5-13-2 in home games. The Blackhawks have conceded 135 goals while scoring 79 for a -56 scoring differential.

Tampa Bay has a 23-11-1 record overall and an 8-7-0 record in road games. The Lightning are 7-2-0 in games decided by one goal.

The teams meet Tuesday for the first time this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Max Domi has 11 goals and 13 assists for the Blackhawks. Patrick Kane has three goals and four assists over the past 10 games.

Steven Stamkos has 17 goals and 24 assists for the Lightning. Brayden Point has 10 goals and two assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Blackhawks: 1-9-0, averaging 1.7 goals, 2.7 assists, 2.8 penalties and 5.9 penalty minutes while giving up 3.9 goals per game.

Lightning: 8-2-0, averaging 3.9 goals, 6.7 assists, 4.2 penalties and 9.9 penalty minutes while giving up 1.9 goals per game.

INJURIES: Blackhawks: Jujhar Khaira: day to day (undisclosed), Jarred Tinordi: out (face).

Lightning: Rudolfs Balcers: out (upper-body), Erik Cernak: day to day (undisclosed).


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

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