Blackhawks take on the Hurricanes following Tinordi’s 2-goal showing
Carolina Hurricanes (9-4-1, third in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (5-5-3, fifth in the Central Division)
Chicago; Monday, 8:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Chicago Blackhawks host the Carolina Hurricanes after Jarred Tinordi scored two goals in the Blackhawks’ 3-2 win against the Anaheim Ducks.
Chicago has a 5-5-3 record overall and a 4-2-1 record in home games. The Blackhawks have a 5-1-2 record when scoring three or more goals.
Carolina is 9-4-1 overall and 5-3-1 in road games. The Hurricanes have allowed 39 goals while scoring 44 for a +5 scoring differential.
The teams meet Monday for the sixth time this season. The Hurricanes won 4-3 in the previous meeting.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jonathan Toews has seven goals and three assists for the Blackhawks. Patrick Kane has two goals and nine assists over the past 10 games.
Andrei Svechnikov has 11 goals and six assists for the Hurricanes. Sebastian Aho has four goals and five assists over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blackhawks: 4-3-3, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.7 assists, 4.6 penalties and 11.2 penalty minutes while giving up three goals per game.
Hurricanes: 6-4-0, averaging 2.8 goals, 4.7 assists, 3.9 penalties and 7.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game.
INJURIES: Blackhawks: Alex Stalock: out (concussion), Seth Jones: out (thumb), Ian Mitchell: out (wrist), Tyler Johnson: out (ankle).
Hurricanes: Ondrej Kase: out (concussion), Frederik Andersen: out (undisclosed), Jake Gardiner: out (hip/back), Cavan Fitzgerald: out (undisclosed), Teuvo Teravainen: out (upper body), Max Pacioretty: out (achilles).
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