When the Tampa Bay Lightning play the Chicago Blackhawks at United Center on Thursday (starting at 8:00 PM ET), Nikita Kucherov and Connor Bedard will be two of the top players to watch.

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Lightning vs. Blackhawks Game Information

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Lightning Players to Watch

  • Kucherov is one of Tampa Bay's top contributors (23 points), via collected 11 goals and 12 assists.
  • Brayden Point has six goals and 12 assists, equaling 18 points (1.1 per game).
  • Victor Hedman has 17 points for Tampa Bay, via three goals and 14 assists.
  • Matt Tomkins (1-2-0) has a 3.4 goals against average and an .889% save percentage (50th in league).

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Blackhawks Players to Watch

  • Bedard is a top offensive contributor for his squad with 13 points (one per game), as he has recorded nine goals and four assists in 13 games (playing 19:22 per game).
  • With eight total points (0.6 per game), including three goals and five assists through 13 contests, Corey Perry is pivotal for Chicago's attack.
  • This season, Chicago's Nick Foligno has eight points (two goals, six assists) this season.
  • In the crease, Arvid Soderblom has a 1-5-0 record this season, with an .880 save percentage (54th in the league). In 6 games, he has 162 saves, and has conceded 22 goals (4.0 goals against average).

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Lightning vs. Blackhawks Stat Comparison

Lightning Rank Lightning AVG Blackhawks AVG Blackhawks Rank
14th 3.31 Goals Scored 2.62 27th
29th 3.69 Goals Allowed 3.46 23rd
21st 30 Shots 26.9 31st
27th 32.9 Shots Allowed 34.7 30th
4th 30.19% Power Play % 10.87% 28th
9th 85.11% Penalty Kill % 79.55% 15th

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