The NHL-leading Chicago Blackhawks have to like their chances of avoiding their first three-game slide.
The Blackhawks own a lengthy home win streak over the Calgary Flames, who must win Tuesday night's matchup to avoid setting the franchise's longest road skid.
Chicago (24-4-3) opened a three-game homestand with Monday's 5-4 loss to Los Angeles. The Blackhawks had not played since closing a four-game trip with last Wednesday's 4-2 defeat to Anaheim.
"I mean that's the best part of our league, and especially in this short season, you get to play a lot of games," said star winger Patrick Kane, who has 12 points in a six-game scoring streak. "We haven't really went through this before where we've kind of struggled a little bit. Two tough losses so hopefully we can get it back."
Chicago faces a quirk turnaround against Calgary (12-14-4), which is 0-10-1 in its last 11 visits to the United Center including three defeats in the 2009 postseason.
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