Blackhawks @ Canucks, Numerology

Rich Lam

The circus trip continues with our first look at the Canucks.

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Chicago Blackhawks (34pts, 15-4-4) @ Vancouver Canucks (28 pts, 12-8-4)

9 pm CDT, Rogers Arena - Vancouver, BC

TV : WGN

Radio : 720 AM WGN

Blackhawks' last game : 6-3 W @ Jets

Canucks' last game : 6-2 @ vs Blue Jackets

Enemy Territory : Nucks Misconduct

Season Series/Schedule

DATE SCORE W. GOAL
Jan 29 '14
Dec 20 '13
Nov 23 '13

299 : The number of career goals scored by Daniel Sedin.  Only two other players have scored 300 goals in Vancouver; Markus Naslund (346) and Trevor Linden (3i8).

88.9 : The penalty kill rate for the Canucks, the best in the NHL.

16 : The number of assists from Duncan Kieth which leads the team and has him tied with Keith Yandle and P.K. Subban for most assists by a defenseman.

10.7 : The power play success rate for the Canucks, second worst in the NHL.

10 : The number of Patrick Kane's 24 points scored on the power play (5 G, 5 A).

7 : The number of wins the Canucks have when their opponent scores first, the most in the NHL.

7 : The number of points the Blackhawks have earned in four games against the Pacific Division this year.

3-3-3 : The Canucks' record since signing Herik and Daniel Sedin to four year contract extensions.

3 : The number of assists for Ryan Stanton Friday against the Blue Jackets.  He was the first rookie Canucks defenseman to record three assists in a game since Steve Staios in 1997.

2 : The number of shorthanded goals scored by Brad Richardson this year.

Probable Blackhawks Lineup

Forwards

Patrick Sharp - Jonathan Toews - Marian Hossa
Brandon Saad - Brandon Pirri - Patrick Kane
Kris Versteeg - Andrew Shaw - Jeremy Morin
Brandon Bollig - Marcus Kruger - Ben Smith

Defensive Pairings

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

Goaltender

Corey Crawford (14-4-3, 2.57 GAA, .904 save %, 0 SO)

Injuries

Michael Kostka (broken foot) out, Michal Handzus (upper body) out, Nikolai Khabibulin (lower body) out, Bryan Bickell (lower body) out

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
P. Kane 23 12 12 24 -3 10 5 3
J. Toews 23 11 12 23 +7 14 2 0
P. Sharp 23 8 13 21 +10 6 1 1
M. Hossa 20 10 7 17 +15 6 1 1
D. Keith 23 1 16 17 +7 4 1 1

Probable Canucks Lineup

Forwards

Chris Higgins - Henrik Sedin - Jannik Hansen
Daniel Sedin - Mike Santorelli - Ryan Kesler
Zack Kassian - Brad Richardson - Alexandre Burrows
Tom Sestito - Zac Dalpe - Dale Weise

Defensive Pairings

Alexander Edler - Jason Garrison
Dan Hamhuis - Chris Tanev
Ryan Stanton - Kevin Bieksa

Goaltender

Roberto Luongo (10-6-4, 2.31 GAA, .913 save %, 2 SO)

Injuries

Jordan Schroeder (ankle) out

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
H. Sedin 24 6 18 24 +6 20 2 1
D. Sedin 24 8 12 20 +5 22 2 2
R. Kesler 24 9 7 16 -2 15 2 2
M. Santorelli 24 5 9 14 +4 6 0 2
C. Higgins 24 7 5 12 +0 10 0 2

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