Blackhawks vs Flames, Numerology

Jonathan Daniel

The Blackhawks get their first look at the Pacific Division when the Calgary Flames hit the United Center ice.


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Chicago Blackhawks (21 pts 9-2-3) vs Calgary Flames (12 pts, 5-6-2)

6:30 pm CDT, United Center - Chicag, IL

TV : CSN Chicago

Radio : 720 AM WGN

Blackhawks last game : 5-1 W @ Jets

Flames last game : 3-4 L vs Flames

Enemy Territory : Matchsticks and Gasoline

Season Series/Schedule

DATE
SCORE W. GOAL
Jan 28 '14
Nov 27 '13
Nov 03 '13

100 : The number of games Andrew Shaw has played in his NHL career once he takes his first shift tonight.

25 : Number of points earned out of possible 28, when these two teams score first.

15 : Total points (5 G, 10 A) for Jiri Hudler, who leads the Flames in points and assists.

11 : The goal differential for the Blackhawks through 14 games. The Flames goal differential is -7.

10 : The number of consecutive times the Blackhawks have beaten the Flames at the United Center.

9.3 : The average number of penalty minutes per game for the Blackhawks, 3rd lowest in the NHL.

7 : The number of goals for Sean Monahan, who the Flames picked 6th overall last June.

3: Consecutive games in which Marian Hossa, Duncan Keith and Patrick Sharp all have at least one point in.

1 : The number of wins the Flames have in their last five games.

0 : Number of shorthanded goals scored by the Blackhawks this season.  Tonight is good night for the Hawks to get their first as the Flames have already given up three shorties.

Probable Blackhawks Number

Forwards

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

Defensive Pairings

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

Goaltender

Nikolai Khabibulin (1-0-1, 4.73 GAA, .818 save %, 0 SO)

Injuries

Michael Kostka (broken foot) out, Michal Handzus (lower body) out, Brad Mills (lower body) out

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
J. Toews 13 7 6 13 2 12 2 0
P. Kane 13 7 4 11 -9 4 3 1
M. Hossa 13 5 5 10 8 4 0 0
B. Saad 13 3 5 8 1 2 1 0
P. Sharp 13 2 6 8 4 6 0 0

Probable Flames Lineup

Forwards

Curtis Glencross - Matt Stajan - David Jones
Michael Cammalleri - Joe Colborne - T.J. Galiardi
Sven Baertschi - Sean Monahan - Jiri Hudler
Lance Bouma - Mikael Backlund - Tim Jackman

Defensive Pairings

Chris Butler - T.J. Brodie
Kris Russell - Dennis Wideman
Shane O'Brien - Derek Smith

Goaltender

Reto Barra (1st career NHL start, good luck kid!)

Injuries

Mark Giordano (broken ankle) out, Lee Stempniak (foot) out, Christopher Breen (upper body) out

LeadingScorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
J. Hudler 13 5 10 15 0 0 1 0
S. Monahan 13 7 4 11 -5 0 2 1
L. Stempniak 10 4 5 9 -2 6 0 0
M. Giordano 8 2 7 9 -3 8 1 0
D. Wideman 13 1 7 8 2 2 1 0

Team Stats

GP RECORD HOME AWAY L10 G/G GA/G PP% PK% PIM/G S/G S/A FO%
CAL 13 5-6-2 3-2-1 2-4-1 4-6-0 3 3.54 15.4 78 10.2 30.2 29.4 43.9
CHI 14 9-2-3 5-1-2 4-1-1 7-1-2 3.43 2.64 21.2 73.2 9.3 33.9 27 50.1



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