Seattle plays Chicago on 8-game home slide
Chicago Blackhawks (15-18-5, seventh in the Central) vs. Seattle Kraken (10-23-4, eighth in the Pacific)
Seattle; Monday, 5 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Seattle takes on Chicago looking to end its eight-game home skid.
The Kraken are 4-18-0 against Western Conference opponents. Seattle is last in the Western Conference recording 27.8 shots per game.
The Blackhawks are 7-10-3 in Western Conference play. Chicago is last in the Western Conference averaging only 6.6 points per game. Patrick Kane leads them with 34 total points.
In their last meeting on Nov. 17, Chicago won 4-2.
TOP PERFORMERS: Jared McCann leads the Kraken with 15 goals and has 23 points. Jordan Eberle has six assists over the last 10 games for Seattle.
Kane has 34 total points while scoring nine goals and totaling 25 assists for the Blackhawks. Alex DeBrincat has seven goals and three assists over the last 10 games for Chicago.
LAST 10 GAMES: Kraken: 1-8-1, averaging 2.2 goals, 4.3 assists, 3.2 penalties and seven penalty minutes while giving up 3.3 goals per game with an .890 save percentage.
Blackhawks: 4-3-3, averaging 2.6 goals, 4.7 assists, 3.7 penalties and 9.9 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game with a .902 save percentage.
INJURIES: Kraken: Brandon Tanev: out for season (lower body), Jaden Schwartz: out (upper body), Morgan Geekie: day to day (upper body).
Blackhawks: Jake McCabe: out (covid-19 protocol), Dylan Strome: out (health protocols), Kirby Dach: out (health protocols).