Chicago hosts Vancouver after Hagel’s 2-goal game

January 30, 2022 GMT

Vancouver Canucks (19-19-6, seventh in the Pacific) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (16-21-7, seventh in the Central)

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

BOTTOM LINE: The Vancouver Canucks visit Chicago after Brandon Hagel scored two goals in the Blackhawks’ 6-4 loss to the Avalanche.

The Blackhawks are 7-13-5 against Western Conference opponents. Chicago averages 8.6 penalty minutes per game, the ninth-most in the Western Conference. Kirby Dach leads the team serving 33 total minutes.

The Canucks are 5-3-5 against opponents from the Pacific. Vancouver averages 8.9 penalty minutes per game, the eighth-most in the Western Conference. Tyler Myers leads the team serving 48 total minutes.

In their last meeting on Nov. 21, Chicago won 1-0.

TOP PERFORMERS: Patrick Kane leads the Blackhawks with 30 assists and has 41 points this season. Erik Gustafsson has seven assists over the last 10 games for Chicago.

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J.T. Miller leads the Canucks with 15 goals and has 44 points. Elias Pettersson has five goals and two assists over the last 10 games for Vancouver.

LAST 10 GAMES: Blackhawks: 5-3-2, averaging three goals, 4.9 assists, 3.5 penalties and 10.1 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game with a .916 save percentage.

Canucks: 3-4-3, averaging 2.1 goals, 3.6 assists, 3.9 penalties and 10.1 penalty minutes while giving up 2.4 goals per game with a .923 save percentage.

INJURIES: Blackhawks: Jonathan Toews: out (concussion protocol).

Canucks: Ashton Sautner: out (covid-19), Phillip Di Giuseppe: out (covid-19), Tanner Pearson: out (health protocols).

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