Calgary takes on Chicago, seeks to break 4-game slide

December 12, 2021 GMT

Calgary Flames (15-7-6, first in the Pacific) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (10-15-2, seventh in the Central)

Chicago; Monday, 7:30 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Blackhawks +114, Flames -136; over/under is 5.5

BOTTOM LINE: Calgary comes into the matchup with Chicago as losers of four in a row.

The Blackhawks are 5-7-0 against Western Conference opponents. Chicago averages just 3.3 penalties per game, the least in the Western Conference. Kirby Dach leads them averaging 0.4.

The Flames are 3-5-3 in conference play. Calgary is seventh in the Western Conference averaging 3.0 goals per game, led by Andrew Mangiapane with 17.

In their last matchup on Nov. 23, Calgary won 5-2. Rasmus Andersson recorded a team-high 2 points for the Flames.

TOP PERFORMERS: Seth Jones leads the Blackhawks with 23 points, scoring three goals and registering 20 assists. Brandon Hagel has four goals and two assists over the last 10 games for Chicago.

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Johnny Gaudreau has 30 total points while scoring 10 goals and totaling 20 assists for the Flames. Matthew Tkachuk has 8 points over the last 10 games for Calgary.

LAST 10 GAMES: Blackhawks: 5-5-0, averaging 2.1 goals, 3.3 assists, 2.5 penalties and 6.1 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game with a .918 save percentage.

Flames: 5-4-1, averaging 2.6 goals, 4.2 assists, 2.9 penalties and eight penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game with a .915 save percentage.

INJURIES: Blackhawks: Henrik Borgstrom: day to day (illness).

Flames: None listed.

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