Blackhawks @ Flames, Numerology

Dylan Lynch

Antti Raanta will make his first NHL start as the Blackhawks battle the Flames in Calgary.

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Chicago Blackhawks (38 pts, 17-4-4) @ Calgary Flames (20 pts, 8-11-4)

9 pm CDT, Scotiabank Saddledome - Calgary, AB

TV : WGN

Radio : 720 AM WGN

Blackhawks' last game : 5-1 W @ Oilers

Flames' last game : 4-3 W vs Panthers

Enemy Territory : Matchsticks and Gasoline

Season Series/Schedule

DATE SCORE W. GOAL
Jan 28 '14
Nov 27 '13
Nov 03 '13 CGY 3 at CHI 2 - ot K. Russell

222 : The number of takeaways the Blackhawks have been credited with this year, the 2nd most in the NHL behind Carolina's 252.

89.3 : The Flames' penalty kill percentage at home this season.

44.9 : The Flames' faceoff winning percentage, the lowest in the NHL.

19 : The number of assists by Duncan Keith, which is more than the point totals for all but one member of the Flames (Jiri Hudler).

15 : The number of consecutive games between the Blackhawks and Flames, played in Calgary, where the losing team has been held to two goals or less.

14 : The number of goals the Flames have scored in the 1st period this year.

4 : The number of shorthanded goals scored by the Flames this year, the most in the NHL.

3.56 : The Blackhawks average goals scored per game, the best in the NHL.

3.61 : The Flames average goals against per game, the worst in the NHL. Bet the over kids!

3-9-2 : The Flames' record versus the Western Conference.

Probable Blackhawks Lineup

Forwards

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

Defensive Pairings

Duncan Keith - Brent Seabrook
Niklas Hjalmarsson - Johnny Oduya
Nick Leddy - Sheldon Brookbank

Goaltender

Antti Raanta (0-0-0, 2.57 GAA, .875 save %, 0 SO)

Injuries

Michael Kostka (broken foot) out, Nikolia Khabibulin (lower body) out, Bryan Bickell (lower body) out

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
P. Kane 25 13 13 26 -3 10 6 4
J. Toews 25 12 12 24 +9 14 2 0
P. Sharp 25 8 13 21 +12 6 1 1
D. Keith 25 1 19 20 +9 4 1 1
M. Hossa 20 10 7 17 +15 6 1 1

Probable Flames Lineup

Forwards

Michael Cammalleri - Matt Stajan - Lee Stempniak
Sven Baertschi - Sean Monahan - Jiri Hudler
Lance Bouma - Joe Colborne - David Jones
Blair Jones - Mikael Backlund - Brian McGrattan

Defensive Pairings

Kris Russell - T.J. Brodie
Ladislav Smid - Chris Butler
Dennis Wideman - Derek Smith

Goaltender

Reto Berra (3-4-2, 3.34 GAA, .889 save %, 0 SO)

Injuries

Curtis Glencross (knee injury)out, Mark Giordano (broken ankle) out, T.J. Galiardi (back) doubtful

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
J. Hudler 23 7 14 21 -3 2 1 0
S. Monahan 23 8 6 14 -6 2 2 1
M. Cammalleri 16 9 4 13 -8 6 2 1
K. Russell 23 3 9 12 +2 4 1 1
D. Wideman 23 2 10 12 -7 8 1 0

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