Philadelphia Flyers (35-30-8, sixth in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (32-30-10, seventh in the Central Division)
Chicago; Thursday, 8:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Patrick Kane leads Chicago into a matchup against Philadelphia. He ranks third in the NHL with 101 points, scoring 41 goals and recording 60 assists.
The Blackhawks have gone 16-13-7 in home games. Chicago has scored 241 goals and ranks fourth in the Western Conference averaging 3.4 goals per game. Kane leads the team with 41.
The Flyers have gone 17-15-4 away from home. Philadelphia has scored 35 power-play goals, converting on 16.7 percent of chances. In their last meeting on Nov. 10, Philadelphia won 4-0. Sean Couturier recorded a team-high 3 points for the Flyers in the victory.
TOP PERFORMERS: Kane leads the Blackhawks with 60 assists and has recorded 101 points this season. Brendan Perlini has totaled 10 points over the last 10 games for Chicago.
LAST 10 GAMES: Flyers: 5-4-1, averaging 3.5 goals, 6.2 assists, 3.3 penalties and 7.2 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game with a .910 save percentage.
Blackhawks: 6-3-1, averaging 3.4 goals, 5.9 assists, 1.8 penalties and 3.9 penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game with a .912 save percentage.
Blackhawks Injuries: None listed.
Flyers Injuries: Philippe Myers: day to day (illness).