The Avs will look to continue their road warrior ways Tuesday night after picking up two wins in back-to-back games against the Predators and Blues this weekend. After Sunday's victory, the Avs now have a winning road record on the year as well as a winning record inside the Central division. The Avs' brand of hockey is starting to look like the winning brand they had put together over the last couple years, with the Avs counting on their stellar goaltender, Semyon Varlamov. Varlamov has played outstanding his last several outings, including both games of the back-to-back this weekend where he stopped a combined 76 shots. With Varlamov in net, Tuesday night's game against the Blackhawks will be a matchup of an inmoveable object meeting an unstoppable force in Patrick Kane.
In case you haven't heard, Hawks forward Patrick Kane is on a bit of a streak. His 26-game point streak is an American and Chicago Blackhawks record for consecutive games with a point and is the longest in the NHL in over 20 years. The leading candidate for NHL MVP so far this year has been on a scoring tear all year and has helped the defending champs climb back up the standings and into second place in the Central division. In addition to Kane's long scoring streak, the two teams both come into the game riding two game winning streaks. Which streaks will end and which streaks will keep going? We'll find out tonight.
- The Hawks made a trade Monday, sending defenseman Trevor Daley to the Penguins for Rob Scuderi. Daley, who was acquired by the Hawks in the Patrick Sharp deal earlier this year, will now play for his third NHL franchise after playing his first eleven years in Dallas.
- Patrick Kane's scoring streak is the longest streak in the NHL since Mats Sundin had points in 30 straight for the Quebec Nordiques back in 1992-93.
- After 31 games, both the Avalanche and Hawks have scored 85 goals.
Game time: 6:30pm MT