Philadelphia visits Chicago after Cates’ 2-goal game
Philadelphia Flyers (25-43-11, eighth in the Metropolitan) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (26-42-11, seventh in the Central)
Chicago; Monday, 8 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Blackhawks -138, Flyers +117; over/under is 6.5
BOTTOM LINE: Philadelphia visits the Chicago Blackhawks after Noah Cates scored two goals in the Flyers’ 4-1 win over the Penguins.
The Blackhawks are 12-21-6 at home. Chicago scores 2.6 goals per game, the least in the Western Conference. Alex DeBrincat leads the team with 40 total goals.
The Flyers are 11-23-5 in road games. Philadelphia is the last-ranked team in the NHL averaging just 4.3 assists per game. Travis Konecny leads them with 35 total assists.
In their last meeting on March 5, Philadelphia won 4-3. Cam Atkinson totaled two goals for the Flyers.
TOP PERFORMERS: DeBrincat leads the Blackhawks with 40 goals and has 76 points. Patrick Kane has five goals and seven assists over the last 10 games for Chicago.
Atkinson leads the Flyers with 23 goals and has 50 points. Cates has 9 points over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blackhawks: 2-7-1, averaging 2.3 goals, 4.4 assists, three penalties and 7.4 penalty minutes while giving up 3.7 goals per game with an .886 save percentage.
Flyers: 3-7-0, averaging 2.9 goals, 4.5 assists, 3.4 penalties and 9.5 penalty minutes while giving up 3.7 goals per game with an .887 save percentage.
INJURIES: Blackhawks: MacKenzie Entwistle: day to day (shoulder).
Flyers: Cam York: out (lower-body), Rasmus Ristolainen: out (upper body), Patrick Brown: out for season (upper-body), Nick Seeler: out (lower-body), Carter Hart: out (lower-body), Cam Atkinson: out (lower-body).