PREVIEW: Blackhawks Look to Bounce Back in Vancouver
Following first loss of the season, Chicago gets right back to work on Sunday night in VancouverCarter Baum @CarterBaum / Blackhawks.com
TIME: 7 p.m. CT
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The Blackhawks complete their Canadian back-to-back on Sunday evening against the Canucks at Rogers Arena in Vancouver.
- CHI: 5-10-2, 12 PTS
- VAN: 6-10-2, 14 PTS
Stephen Nelson and Colby Cohen have you covered on NBC Sports Chicago for the second straight night, while John Wiedeman and Colin Fraser have the radio broadcast on WGN Radio.
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Saturday's loss in Edmtonton snapped Chicago's season-long four-game win streak and marked the first loss under interim head coach Derek King. Against a Canucks team that had dropped four straight before topping the Jets on Friday night, the Blackhawks look to get right back into the win column less than 24 hours after defeat.
"You lose a game and you see the areas we need to improve," King said after the loss, "but the nice thing is you go right back at it. I'm looking forward to seeing how the guys respond after this game and bring it into [Sunday's] game."
The Canucks took the first meeting of the season on Oct. 21 at the United Center 4-1. Alex DeBrincat scored the lone tally with Patrick Kane and Seth Jones registering assists.
Kane has points in 14 of his last 16 contests against the Canucks. Dylan Strome's seven career points (1G, 6A) against the Canucks matches his second most against any team (Detroit-9). Dating back to the 2006-07 campaign, Marc-Andre Fleury is 12-0-2 with .912 save percentage in 14 appearances against Vancouver.
Kirby Dach (2019) and Jonathan Toews (2006) were both selected with the third overall pick in drafts that were held in Vancouver.
Dach is set to skate in his 100th NHL game on Sunday night in the very building in which he was drafted in June 2019. The centerman has 41 points (13G, 28A) over his first 99 regular-season contests, including points in two straight games (3A).
Seth Jones extended his career-long point streak (2G, 6A) to eight games with an assist on Saturday night against the Oilers. The eight-game run is the longest by a defenseman in the NHL this season and was his 12th game with a point in his last 13 skates. His 13 helpers during the 2021-22 campaign share first among NHL blueliners.
JONES-ING FOR MORE
The goal he scored on Wednesday in Seattle was his 300th career point.