Chicago visits Boston after Strome’s 3-goal game
Chicago Blackhawks (21-29-8, seventh in the Central) vs. Boston Bruins (34-18-5, fourth in the Atlantic)
Boston; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Chicago visits the Boston Bruins after Dylan Strome scored three goals in the Blackhawks’ 8-3 win against the Ducks.
The Bruins are 16-10-2 at home. Boston ranks 29th in the NHL with 35.1 shots per game and is averaging 3.0 goals.
The Blackhawks are 10-14-4 on the road. Chicago has scored 35 power-play goals, converting on 20% of chances.
The teams square off Thursday for the first time this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: David Pastrnak has 57 total points for the Bruins, 31 goals and 26 assists. Jake DeBrusk has eight goals and two assists over the last 10 games for Boston.
Alex DeBrincat leads the Blackhawks with 33 goals and has 53 points. Patrick Kane has eight goals over the last 10 games for Chicago.
LAST 10 GAMES: Bruins: 7-2-1, averaging 3.6 goals, 6.7 assists, 3.4 penalties and 7.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.2 goals per game with a .922 save percentage.
Blackhawks: 4-5-1, averaging 3.5 goals, 5.7 assists, 3.9 penalties and 8.4 penalty minutes while allowing 3.5 goals per game with an .889 save percentage.
INJURIES: Bruins: Matt Grzelcyk: day to day (upper body).
Blackhawks: None listed.