Preview: Colorado at Chicago

When: 8:00 PM  ET, Friday, December 27, 2013
Where: United Center, Chicago, Illinois
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COL Edge in: CHI
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The Chicago Blackhawks attempt to extend their point streak to five games when they host the Colorado Avalanche on Friday. Chicago improved to 3-0-1 over its last four overall contests and ran its home point streak to six games (4-0-2) with a 5-2 triumph over New Jersey on Monday. Patrick Sharp scored twice and defenseman Nick Leddy registered a goal and an assist as the Blackhawks raised their home record to 13-2-5.

Colorado has earned points in each of its last three games, defeating Edmonton at home before suffering shootout losses at Los Angeles and San Jose. The Avalanche were involved in a wild contest against the Sharks on Monday, scoring twice in a 12-second span with less than two minutes remaining in the third period to take the lead before allowing the tying goal with 19.6 seconds to play. Paul Stastny recorded a goal and an assist as Colorado skated to a 5-1 home victory over Chicago on Nov. 19 in the first of five meetings between the Central Division rivals this season.

TV: 8 p.m. ET, Altitude (Colorado), CSN (Chicago)

ABOUT THE AVALANCHE (23-10-3): Matt Duchene enters with a five-game point streak during which he has registered two goals and eight assists. The 22-year-old posted multi-point performances in four straight contests before settling for a lone assist against San Jose on Monday. Duchene has four tallies and 13 points over his last seven games.

ABOUT THE BLACKHAWKS (26-7-6): Patrick Kane has been unstoppable of late, collecting seven goals and 14 assists during his current 12-game point streak, which matches a career high. The 25-year-old native of Buffalo, N.Y., also posted a 12-game run from Nov. 3-27 during which he notched eight tallies and nine assists. Kane was kept off the scoresheet by Dallas on Nov. 29 before beginning his current streak a day later at Phoenix.

OVERTIME

1. Kane leads the Blackhawks with 49 points and trails Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby by five for the league lead.

2. Colorado D Erik Johnson has scored four goals and added two assists over his last five games.

3. Sharp has scored at least one goal in five of his last eight contests and has 12 points in that span.

PREDICTION: Blackhawks 5, Avalanche 2

Stats and Records

Team Comparison

W/L Strk Home Away Day Night Div
Colorado 23-10-0-3 L2 12-5-0-1 11-5-0-2 1-0-0-1 22-10-0-2 9-4-0-1
Chicago 26-7-2-4 W1 13-2-1-4 13-5-1-0 1-0-0-0 25-7-2-4 ---

Last Meeting

Colorado Chicago
Date Away Home Shots Saves PP Shots Saves PP
11/19/13 CHI 1 COL 5 23 36 0-1 37 18 0-1

Player Stats

Previous Matchup
Total Points Player  
COL T. Barrie 2
CHI P. Kane 1
Goals Player  
COL G. Landeskog 1
CHI B. Saad 1
Assists Player  
COL T. Barrie 2
CHI P. Kane 1
Saves Player  
COL S. Varlamov 36
CHI A. Raanta 14
Season
Total Points Player  
COL M. Duchene 34
CHI P. Kane 49
Goals Player  
COL M. Duchene 16
CHI P. Kane 22
Assists Player  
COL M. Duchene 18
CHI D. Keith 30
Saves Player  
COL S. Varlamov 784
CHI C. Crawford 605

Quickchart Matchup

Colorado Off vs  Chicago Def
2.89 GF
2.64 GA
30 Shots
26.8 Shots
18 PP
29 PK
Chicago Off vs  Colorado Def
3.62 GF
2.36 GA
33.1 Shots
31.8 Shots
32 PP
22 PK

Live Game Odds

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Matchup Stats - Full Matchup

Colorado Overall Chicago
23-10-0-3 W/L 26-7-2-4
22-14 ATS 17-22
15-19 O/U 22-17
2.89 Goals For 3.62
2.36 Goals Agnst 2.64
Colorado A/H Chicago
11-5-0-2 W/L 13-2-1-4
13-5 ATS 8-12
7-10 O/U 10-10
2.56 Goals For 3.75
2.44 Goals Agnst 2.50