Scouting Report: Chicago Blackhawks

Tuesday, 26.11.2013 / 4:50 PM
Aaron Vickers  - CalgaryFlames.com (@aavickers)

CALGARY, AB -- The Chicago Blackhawks continue to roll.

Sporting a 17-4-4 record through 25 games, the Blackhawks have a league-best 38 points heading into NHL action on Tuesday. They’re also riding a three-game winning streak -- all on the road -- and have lost just twice in their past 10 games.

Fronted by a league-best 16 wins from goaltender Corey Crawford, Chicago continues their annual Circus Trip at Scotiabank Saddledome to tackle the Calgary Flames.

This Season: 17-4-4 (1st in West)

Last Season: 36-7-5, 77 points (1st in West)

SEASON SERIES

Flames Season Series Record: 1-0-0

WHO'S HOT

PATRICK KANE

Eighth in overall scoring heading into action Tuesday night with 26 points, Kane has been one of the league’s hottest scorers. The 25-year-old has points in 11 straight with four multi-point efforts during that span -- a streak was started against the Flames on Nov. 3rd. In 23 career games against Calgary, Kane has 12 goals and 26 points.

WHO'S NOT

KRIS VERSTEEG

Acquired on November 14th, Versteeg has played in six games with his new, old club, recording four points. Three of those points, however, came in the Lethbridge, AB product’s first two games back with the Blackhawks. Since, Versteeg has had just one point, an assist, in his past four games.

THREE PLAYERS TO WATCH

JONATHAN TOEWS

Second on the Blackhawks in scoring and 11th overall in the NHL, Toews continues to produce at an impressive clip. The 25-year-old captain has 12 goals and 24 points in 25 games this season but was kept off the board in his last outing against the Flames. In total, Toews has six goals and 16 points in 23 career games versus Calgary.

DUNCAN KEITH

With 20 points in 25 games this season, Keith sits in a tie for third in scoring amongst defencemen while his 19 assists are best among blueliners. The 30-year-old enters Wednesday’s game against Calgary riding a four-game point streak and has four goals and 19 points in 32 career meetings with the Flames.

ANDREW SHAW

Coming off a two-goal performance against the Edmonton Oilers on Monday, Shaw has pushed his season total to 15 points on the season. The 22-year-old has been red hot of late with three goals and four points in his past two outings. In five career games, Shaw has two assists against the Flames.

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