The Chicago Blackhawks look to bounce back from a loss when visiting the Ottawa Senators on Saturday. Chicago is seventh in the Central Division at 21-30-8 with 50 points. The Blackhawks were defeated by the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Thursday. Chicago and Boston were tied 3-3, but the Blackhawks allowed the winning goal by Boston with only 18 seconds remaining. Chicago has lost three of the last four.
Alex DeBrincat is the leading goal scorer for Chicago with 34, while Patrick Kane is the leader in assists with 46 and points with 65. In goal, Marc Andrew Fleury is 18-20-4 with a goals-against average of 2.92, save percentage of .908 and four shutouts. Chicago is scoring an average of 2.58 goals per game and allowing an average of 3.44 goals per game. Chicago's power play scores 20.2% of the time and its penalty-kill unit is successful 75.4% of the time.
The Ottawa Senators look for their third consecutive victory when hosting Chicago on Saturday. Ottawa is sixth in the Atlantic division at 21-31-5 with 47 points and well out of playoff contention. Ottawa defeated the Seattle Kraken 4-3 on Thursday. Josh Norris scored a pair of goals including the 100th goal of his NHL career. Norris scored the winning goal in overtime for the Senators.
Josh Norris is the leading goal scorer for Ottawa with 22, while Thomas Chabot is the leader in assists with 27 and Brady Tkachuk is the leader in points with 42. In goal, Anton Forsberg is 13-10-2 with a goals-against average of 2.70 and save percentage of .921. Ottawa is scoring an average of 2.63 goals per game and allowing an average of 3.19 goals per game. Ottawa’s power play scores 18.1% of the time and its penalty-kill unit is successful 80.3% of the time.