The Chicago Blackhawks played in Anaheim on Wednesday night before heading to LA to take on the Kings Thursday. The Blackhawks lost to the Jets 6-4 on Sunday. Chicago is 7th in the Central with a 22-32-9 record. The Blackhawks have won just three of their last ten games and carry a 11-16-4 road record.
Collin Delia will protect the net for Chicago. Delia is 0-1 on the season with three goals allowed. The Chicago Blackhawks entered Anaheim on Wednesday riding a three game losing streak.
The Los Angeles Kings remain at home after beating Nashville 6-1 on Tuesday. Quinton Byfield led the way in the win with two goals and an assist. Los Angeles is 2nd in the Pacific Division with a 35-22-8 record. The Kings have won six of their last ten games.
The Kings carry a 17-13-3 home ice record into Thursday. Cal Petersen will make the start in goal for LA. Petersen is 17-10-1 on the season with three shutouts. Petersen has allowed 75 goals and carries a 2.65 goals against average.