The Vancouver Canucks (18-25-3) will be hoping to end their losing streak when they play host to the Chicago Blackhawks (14-27-4) at Rogers Arena on Tuesday. Chicago is coming off a 2-1 loss against the Kings on Sunday, ending a run of three consecutive wins.
The Blackhawks committed only one penalty in the game, holding Los Angeles without a power play goal. Ian Mitchell scored the lone goal for the Blackhawks. Petr Mrazek saved an impressive 25 of 27 shots (.925%) in the loss.
Vancouver is wrapping up a four-game homestand after a 4-2 loss against the Oilers on Saturday, their third defeat in a row. Andrei Kuzmenko and J.T. Miller both scored once for the Canucks. Quinn Hughes had two assists to lead the team in scoring. Spencer Martin saved only 25 of 28 shots against (.892%) in the loss.
HEAD TO HEAD
The Canucks won two of the three games between the teams last season, including a 3-1 victory in their final meeting in January. Alex Chiasson, Luke Schenn, and Brock Boeser were on the scoresheet for Vancouver. Connor Murphy scored Chicago’s only goal. Jaroslav Halak got the win, saving 20 of 21 shots (.952%).
Chicago is averaging just 2.40 goals per game for the season, 31st in the NHL. The visitors will be looking to take advantage of a Canucks team that is allowing 3.96 goals a game (31st).
Meanwhile, Vancouver has found the net 3.28 times a game on average, 11th in the league, and the Blackhawks are allowing opponents to score 3.58 goals per game (27th).
Chicago averages fewer shots a game (26.3) than any other team in the league, while the team’s 9.1% shooting percentage is 27th. Vancouver has been the league’s least successful shot-stopping team, ranking No. 32 with a team save percentage of .882%.
The Canucks’ 23.57% power play percentage ranks 13th in the league, while the Blackhawks are 24th with a conversion rate of 19.55%. Vancouver has been poor at penalty killing, as the hosts own the league’s lowest PK% at 65.91%. Chicago’s 74.81% ranks 24th in the NHL.
With 32 and 30 points this season, Max Domi and Patrick Kane have been the top skaters for the Blackhawks. In the net, Arvid Soderblom (2-10-2) is Chicago’s top goaltender by goals against average. He has a 3.45 GAA and a .894% save percentage.
Mrazek (5-10-1) leads the Blackhawks in games played in goal. He has a GAA of 3.98 and a save percentage of .884%.
Elias Pettersson leads the Canucks in scoring with 54 points. He has 19 goals and 35 assists. Martin (11-12-1) has the best goals against average for Vancouver at 3.86. He has a save percentage of .877%.
HOME AND AWAY
Chicago is 5-11-2 away from United Center this season. Vancouver has lost three straight at Rogers Arena this season.
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