Chicago (13-24-4) at Washington (13-23-4) 7:00 pm EST
WASHINGTON (Ticker) -- The Chicago Blackhawks look to notch their
first win in nearly a month when they visit the Washington
Capitals on Tuesday.
Since posting a 5-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on December
16, the Blackhawks have dropped 10 straight contests. It is
the longest skid in franchise history since a club-record
12-game losing streak from February 25-March 25, 1951.
Chicago dropped a 5-1 decision to the Nashville Predators on
Sunday. Mark Bell netted the lone tally for the Blackhawks, who
fell to 3-10-4 since the beginning of December.
The Blackhawks hope to snap their skid against a Capitals squad
which has dropped four in a row.
Dainius Zubrus netted a game-tying power-play goal in the third
period Sunday, but Washington dropped a 4-3 decision in a
shootout to the Florida Panthers.
Zubrus tallied twice and Olaf Kolzig made 39 saves for the
Capitals, who have scored a total of just seven goals over their
last four games.