Preview : Blackhawks @ Hurricanes Numerology

Matt Kartozian-US PRESSWIRE

The Blackhawks travel to Raleigh, NC for the first time in two years to take on the Staal's and the rest of the Carolina Hurricanes.


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Chicago Blackhawks (7 pts, 3-1-1) @ Carolina Hurricanes (6 pts, 2-2-2)

6pm CDT PNC Arena - Raleigh, NC

TV : CSN-Chicago

Radio : 720 AM WGN

Blackhawks last game : 2-1 W vs Sabres

Hurricanes last game : 3-5 L vs Coyotes

Enemy Territory : Canes Country

Season Series/Schedule

DATE SCORE W. GOAL
Mar 20 '14
Oct 14 '13

5753 : Number of days since the Blackhawks last win at Carolina. (January 14, 1998)

457 : Number of games Joel Qunneville played for the Hurricanes organization when they were the Hartford Whalers.

100 : Blackhawks power play conversion percentage on the road. (2 for 2)

79 : The amount of missed shots so far for Carolina, the 4th most in the NHL.  The Blackhawks have 59.

63 : The number takeaways the Blackhawks have forced through 5 games, which leads the NHL.

44.1 : Carolina's current faceoff win percentage, 28th in the NHL.

30 : Number of points (13 G, 17 A) Carolina head coach Kirk Muller scored in 44 career games versus the Blackhawks.

3 : The amount of 3rd period goals each team have scored so far this season.

2 : The number of times Cam Ward has shutout the Blackhawks. He has a .098 GAA and a .971 save % in 4 career games against the Hawks.

.250 : Carolina's winning percentage when their opponent scores first this year.

Probable Blackhawks Lineup

Forwards

Bryan Bickell - Jonathan Toews -Patrick Kane
Patrick Sharp - Michal Handzus - Marian Hossa
Brandon Saad - Andrew Shaw - Joakim Nordstrom
Brandon Bollig -Marcus Kruger - Ben Smith

Defensive Pairings

Duncan Keith - Brent Seabrook
Johnny Oduya - Niklas Hjalmarsson
Nick Leddy - Michal Rozsival

Goaltender

Corey Crawford (2-1-1, 2.45 GAA, .910 save %, 0 SO)

Injuries

None

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
P. Kane 5 4 1 5 -3 4 2 1
B. Saad 5 2 2 4 2 0 1 0
J. Toews 5 2 2 4 -1 4 1 0
N. Hjalmarsson 5 0 4 4 4 4 0 0
D. Keith 5 0 4 4 -2 0 0 0

Probable Hurricanes Lineup

Forwards

Tuomo Ruutu - Eric Staal - Alexander Semin
Jiri Tlusty - Jordan Staal - Nathan Gerbe
Jeff Skinner - Riley Nash - Pat Dwyer
Drayson Bowman - Brett Sutter - Radek Dvorak

Defensive Pairings

Justin Faulk - Andrej Sekera
Ron Hainsey - Brett Bellemore
Ryan Murphy - Jay Harrison

Goaltender

Cam Ward (0-2-2, 3.32 GAA, .903 save %, 0 SO)

Injuries

Anton Khudobin (lower body) OUT, Elias Lindholm (undisclosed) questionable

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
J. Skinner 6 2 5 7 4 4 2 0
N. Gerbe 6 3 2 5 0 4 1 1
J. Faulk 6 0 4 4 0 2 0 0
E. Staal 6 2 1 3 -5 6 0 0
J. Harrison 6 1 2 3 2 15 0 0

Team Stats


GP RECORD HOME AWAY L10 G/G GA/G PP% PK% PIM/G S/G S/A FO%
CHI 5 3-1-1 3-0-1 0-1-0 3-1-1 3 2.4 25 64.3 8.2 33.8 26 52
CAR 6 2-2-2 1-1-2 1-1-0 2-2-2 2.17 2.83 14.3 81 9.8 31.8 32.3 44.1




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