Preview : Blackhawks vs Maple Leafs Numerology

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Chicago Blackhawks (10 pts, 4-1-2) vs Toronto Maple Leafs (12 pts, 6-2-0)

6pm United Center - Chicago, IL

TV : WGN

Radio : 720 AM WGN

Blackhawks last game : 2-3 L/SO vs Blues

Maple Leafs last game : 2-3 L vs Hurricanes

Enemy Territory : Pension Plan Puppets

Season Series/Schedule

DATE SCORE W. GOAL
Dec 14 '13
Oct 19 '13

399 : Games (including playoffs) Dave Bolland played in a Blackhawks uniform. Tonight will be his first game against the team that drafted him.

29:13 : Time on ice for Duncan Keith versus the Blues on Thursday, a season high.

11 : Goals the Leafs have scored in the 2nd period this year.  The Hawks have given up just 3 goals in the 2nd.

6.9 : Average teams are out shooting the Leafs by, per game, this season.

4.50 : Corey Crawford's career goals against average in two games against the Leafs.

4 : Power play assists for Cody Franson this season.

3 : Road wins for the Maple Leafs this season in three games away from the Air Canada Centre

2 : Consecutive games with a goal from Marian Hossa.

1.98 : Jonathan Bernier's goals against average after six games.  Tonight will be his second career start versus the Blackhawks.

1 : Power play goals given up by the Leafs on the road in 14 chances this season.

Probable Blackhawks lineup

Forwards

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

Defensive Pairings

Duncan Keith - Brent Seabrook
Johnny Oduya - Niklas Hjalmarsson
Nick Leddy - Michael Kostka

Goaltender

Corey Crawford (3-1-2, 2.25 GAA, .919 save %, 0 SO)

Injuries

None

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
P. Kane 7 4 1 5 -3 4 2 1
M. Hossa 7 3 2 5 4 0 0 0
B. Saad 7 2 3 5 2 0 1 0
N. Hjalmarsson 7 0 5 5 5 4 0 0
J. Toews 7 2 2 4 0 6 1 0

Probable Maple Leafs Lineup

Forwards

Mason Raymond - Tyler Bozak - Phil Kessel
David Broll - Nazem Kadri - Joffrey Lupul
Josh Leivo - Dave Bolland - Jay McClement
Carter Ashton - Trevor Smith - Colton Orr

Defensive Pairings

Dion Phaneuf - Carl Gunnarsson
Morgan Rielly - Cody Franson
Paul Ranger - Jake Gardiner

Goaltender

Jonathan Bernier (4-2-0, 1.98 GAA, .940 save %, 1 SO)

Injuries

James van Riemsdyk (back spasms) questionable, Mark Fraser (lower body) out, Nikolai Kulemin (ankle) out

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
J. Lupul 8 6 3 9 0 5 2 0
M. Raymond 8 4 4 8 -2 2 1 1
P. Kessel 8 2 6 8 2 0 0 1
N. Kadri 8 2 5 7 -1 6 1 0
J. van Riemsdyk 6 5 1 6 3 8 2 0

Team Stats

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GP RECORD HOME AWAY L10 G/G GA/G PP% PK% PIM/G S/G S/A FO%
TOR 8 6-2-0 3-2-0 3-0-0 6-2-0 3.5 2.38 29 87.1 15.2 28.1 35 45.5
CHI 7 4-1-2 3-0-2 1-1-0 4-1-2 2.71 2.29 18.5 71.4 10.3 33.4 27.4 50

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