Chicago (26-24-8) scored a season-high eight goals in a 8-4 win against the Flames on Saturday in Calgary. Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews each had a goal and two assists, Alex Nylander scored two goals and Robin Lehner made 38 saves for the Blackhawks, who were 0-3-2 in the past five games.
The Blackhawks’ eight goals were all during five-on-five play. Chicago went 0-for-3 on the power play and is now 0-for-23 in its past five games on the man advantage.
Corey Crawford will start in net against the Jets (24-18-5). Crawford has lost his past two starts, including a 5-2 loss Feb. 9 in Winnipeg when he made 31 saves on 34 shots. He’s allowed at least three goals in his past four starts (0-2-2) against the Jets.
The Jets recorded their fourth three-game winning streak this season with their victory against the Blackhawks, but have lost their past two games.
Kyle Connor and Blake Wheeler scored in Winnipeg’s 3-2 loss to San Jose on Friday. The Jets allowed two goals in 1:29 in the third period to become the last team in the NHL to lose when leading entering the third period. They were 19-0-0.
Connor, who has a team-high 29 goals, has nine points (four goals, five assists) in his past five games and four (two goals, two assists) in four games against Chicago this season. Patrik Laine, meanwhile, has cooled off with zero points in two straight games after scoring nine goals in as many games.
Tale of the tape
Blackhawks — Statistic — Jets
48.39% (22nd) — Corsi For — 48.25% (23rd)
46.72% (29th) — Expected goals for — 42.95% (31st)
2.95 (17th) — Goals per game — 2.39 (19th)
3.12 (t-21st) — Goals against per game — 3.02 (t-13th)
49.5% (18th) — Faceoffs — 49.9% (16th)
14% (30th) — Power play — 19.4% (17th)
81.7% (12th) — Penalty kill — 75.3% (28th)
Kubalik — Toews — Caggiula
Saad — Carpenter — Kane
DeBrincat — Dach — Strome
Nylander — Kampf — Highmore
Keith — Boqvist
Gustafsson — Murphy
Maatta — Koekkoek
Connor — Scheifele — Laine
Ehlers — Wheeler — Appleton
Harkins — Copp — Roslovic
Bourque — Shore — Shaw
Morrissey — Pionk
Kulikov — Poolman
Beaulieu — Sbisa
How to watch
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Bell MTS Place, Winnipeg
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Live stream: ESPN+, NBC Sports app, NHL.TV