NHL

more stats

5
Final 123Score
Chicago1315
Winnipeg1001
Preview | Matchup | Log | Wrap | Box
1


NHL Preview from The Sports Network



Saturday, November 2nd (All times Eastern)

Chicago Blackhawks (8-2-3) at Winnipeg Jets (5-7-2), 3 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Chicago Blackhawks will try to match their longest winning streak of the season when they visit the Winnipeg Jets for Saturday's battle at MTS Centre.

The defending Stanley Cup champions have won two straight against Minnesota and Ottawa, scoring 11 combined goals over the two games. Another victory on Saturday would give Chicago its second three-game winning streak of the season, following its stretch from Oct. 11-15.

Chicago recorded a 5-1 win in Minnesota on Monday to split a home-and-home series with the Wild and then notched a 6-5 victory the following night against visiting Ottawa. Jonathan Toews posted two goals in the third period to notch his third career hat trick and help the Blackhawks outlast the Senators.

Andrew Shaw scored twice while Marian Hossa had a goal and two assists for the Blackhawks, who have won four of their last six outings. Nikolai Khabibulin started in net but was pulled in the second period after giving up four goals on 22 shots. Corey Crawford spent the rest of the time in the net and allowed just one goal on 15 shots to get the win.

Chicago trailed the Senators by a 4-2 score in the second period before mounting its comeback. Toews' first tally cut the deficit to one goal before the end of 40 minutes and Chicago's captain scored twice in the first 10 minutes of the third period to give the Blackhawks a 5-4 advantage. Shaw scored later in the third to push Chicago's edge to 6-4.

"Guys just don't give up in this clubhouse," said Toews. "There's been a bunch of times since I've been here that we've come back in the third period being down a goal or whatever. You want to finish the job and this team we have can do that."

Toews, a native of Winnipeg, will be playing for the first time in his hometown. This is Chicago's first road game against the Jets since the franchise relocated from Atlanta to Winnipeg for the 2011-12 season.

Chicago has taken four straight and five of six in the series against the franchise formerly known as the Atlanta Thrashers. The last game in this series was on Oct. 13, 2011 when the Jets visited the Blackhawks early in their first season in Winnipeg. Toews had an assist to help Chicago record a 4-3 regulation win in that contest.

Saturday's game marks the first of four meetings between the Blackhawks and Jets, who are now playing in the same division thanks to realignment. Winnipeg was formerly a member of the Eastern Conference's Southeast Division, but moved West to join the Central for this season.

The Jets enter Saturday on a two-game slide and the club has managed just one win in its last six trips to the ice, going 1-3-2 during that stretch.

Each of Winnipeg's last two games ended in 3-2 regulation losses, including Tuesday's setback in St. Louis. The loss against the Blues came in the finale of a four-game road trip and dropped Winnipeg to 2-3-1 as the visiting team this season.

Alex Steen netted the winning goal with one minute left in regulation to help down the Jets on Tuesday. Winnipeg had tied the score at 2-2 on Bryan Little's seventh goal of the season with 9:33 left in the third, but Steen won it on a backhand shot with 60 seconds remaining.

Wheeler also tallied for the Jets while Andrew Ladd assisted on both scores. Ondrej Pavelec suffered the defeat in spite of 30 stops.

"I thought we gave ourselves an opportunity to win the game, but the frustrating thing is this has happened in back-to-back games. We gave them five power plays at the end of the game, it is like we're finding ways to lose," said Jets head coach Claude Noel.

On Saturday, Winnipeg is playing the first of two straight and three of four on home ice. The Jets are 3-4-1 as the host this season.

Chicago is 3-1-1 as the visiting team.

Crawford expects to get the start in net for Chicago on Saturday and is 3-1-0 with a 1.93 goals against average in four career games versus the Jets. Pavelec is 0-1-2 with a 3.83 GAA in three lifetime outings against the Blackhawks.

11/02 10:32:01 ET

Other Stories

Hurricanes

Hurricanes vs. Vancouver Canucks 2
Podcast: Canes a pleasant surprise at the break

Chuck Kaiton, voice of the Carolina Hurricanes, says the team's 16-25 record through the first half of the season has been a pleasant surprise in some ways.

Related Stories
  • ACC: Clemson at NC State

    Wednesday at 9:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • ACC: NC State at Georgia Tech

    Saturday at 12:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • SEC: Arkansas at Florida

    Saturday at 2:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • PGA: Waste Management Phoenix Open

    Saturday at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • HSBB: Broughton at Leesville Road

    Tomorrow at 7:00 pm on 620am

  • NHL: Hurricanes vs. Tampa Bay

    Tomorrow at 7:30 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • ACC: Duke at Notre Dame

    Wednesday at 7:30 pm on 620am

  • ACC: NC State vs. Clemson

    Wednesday at 9:00 pm on WRAL-FM

Scoreboard
Local
Final
STJ 68
DUKE 77
Final
NCSU 78
ND 81
7:00pm Tonight
NCCU
DELST
 
7:00pm Tonight
UNC
SYR
 
Final
CHI 84
MIA 96
Final
CLE 108
OKC 98
Final
NOP 109
DAL 106
Final
ORL 99
IND 106
Final
PHO 100
LAC 120
Final
ATL 112
MIN 100
Final
TOR 114
DET 110
Final
SAN 101
MIL 95
Final
GSW 114
BOS 111
Final
DEN 115
WAS 117
Final
LAL 87
HOU 99
7:30pm Tonight
BRK
POR
 
7:30pm Tonight
NYK
SAC
 
8:00pm Tonight
OKC
MIN
 
8:00pm Tonight
MEM
ORL
 
8:00pm Tonight
NOP
PHI
 
9:00pm Tonight
UTA
BOS
 
10:30pm Tonight
LAC
DEN
 
Final
UCONN 66
SFLA 53
Final
GT 62
BC 64
Final
VT 47
UVA 50
Final
OSU 82
IND 70
Final
UCF 46
CIN 56
Final
WICHS 74
DRAK 40
Final
STJ 68
DUKE 77
Final
MAR 73
FAIR 67
 
Final
HART 61
MAINE 70
 
Final
MAN 71
MON 64
 
Final
PRIN 96
ROWAN 48
 
Final
SIENA 55
PETE 69
 
Final
RIU 53
BONA 48
Final
BING 54
USB 61
 
Final
MLOWELL 50
VERM 61
 
Final
BUT 77
SHU 57
Final
SALA 55
YALE 72
 
Final
PITT 68
LOU 80
Final
ILLST 53
NIOWA 54
Final
GTDNS 69
UMBC 55
 
Final
IONA 87
NIAG 64
 
Final
TENST 55
BEL 63
 
Final
NCSU 78
ND 81
Final
VILL 71
CREI 50
Final
MD 68
NW 67
Final
UTAH 77
WASH 56
7:00pm Tonight
AMER
ARMY
 
7:00pm Tonight
OU
CLST
 
7:00pm Tonight
NCCU
DELST
 
7:00pm Tonight
PBY
HIGH
 
7:00pm Tonight
UNC
SYR
 
7:00pm Tonight
DET
WRST
 
7:30pm Tonight
NCAT
COPST
 
7:30pm Tonight
SCST
HAMP
 
7:30pm Tonight
COOK
HOW
 
7:30pm Tonight
NWST
NICST
 
8:00pm Tonight
NO
CARK
 
8:00pm Tonight
CAMP
GWEBB
 
8:00pm Tonight
FAM
MDES
 
8:00pm Tonight
INCWORD
MCNST
 
8:00pm Tonight
SAV
NORST
 
8:00pm Tonight
ABCHRIST
SHSU
 
8:00pm Tonight
LAM
STEPH
 
8:00pm Tonight
SELA
TAMCC
 
8:05pm Tonight
VALPO
UWMIL
 
8:30pm Tonight
ALAAM
ALCOR
 
8:30pm Tonight
ALAST
SOUTH
 
9:00pm Tonight
ARKPB
PVU
 
9:00pm Tonight
ISU
TEX
 
9:00pm Tonight
MVSU
TXSOU
 
Final
TEAMFOLI 12
TEAMTOEWS 17
Final
CARTER 28
IRVIN 32