* The Blackhawks have lost each of their last three games against the Rangers and will be seeking their first win over them since December 7, 2005.
* The Rangers have dropped four of their last five games. They are tied with
* Marian Gaborik, who leads the league with 21 goals this season, has failed to light the lamp in four of his last five games. Gaborik has 11 points (8g, 3a) in his last seven trips to
* Cristobal Huet has just one win in his last four starts with a 2.65 GAA and has just one win in six career starts against the Rangers.
* The Blackhawks are allowing the fewest shots on goal per game in the league this season (24.4).