Blackhawks vs Flyers, Numerology

Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports

The Blackhawks return home for a tilt with the Flyers and a familiar face between the opposing pipes.

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Chicago Blackhawks (49 pts, 22-6-5) vs Philadelphia Flyers (29 pts, 13-14-3)

7 pm CDT, United Center - Chicago, IL

TV : NBCSN

Radio : 720 WGN AM

Blackhawks' last game : 6-2 W @ Stars

Flyers' last game : 4-5 L (OT) @ Senators

Enemy Territory : Broad Street Hockey

Season Series/Schedule

DATE SCORE W. GOAL
Mar 18 '14
Dec 11 '13

5629 : The number of miles the Flyers have flown during their six game road trip which ends tonight.

2008 : The last year in which the Blackhawks scored at least six goals in back to back games. This was also the last year in which the Hawks beat the Flyers during the regular season.

26 : The number of points (11 G, 15 A) the Flyers' 3rd line of Couturier, Read, and Downie have combined for in the last 12 games.

25 : The Flyers' power play percentage on the road, the second best in the NHL.

20 : The number of points the Flyers earned in November after just nine in all of October.

17.6 : The Flyers' penalty minutes per game average, the highest in the NHL.

14 : The number of goals the Flyers have allowed in the 1st period this year. Only the Kings (12) have allowed fewer 1st period goals this season.

5-0-2 : The Blackhawks' record in the second half of back to back games this season.

4 : The number of assists Brent Seabrook has in his current three game assist streak.

3-5-1 : The Flyers' record versus the Western Conference this year.

Probable Blackhawks Lineup

Forwards

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

Defensive Pairings

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

Goaltender

Antti Raanta (4-0-1, 2.14 GAA, .924 save %, 0 SO)

Injuries

Corey Crawford (lower body) out, Nikolai Khabibulin (lower body) out, Bryan Bickell (knee) out

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
P. Kane 33 17 23 40 +4 10 7 5
P. Sharp 33 14 15 29 +11 16 4 1
J. Toews 33 12 16 28 +8 14 2 0
D. Keith 33 1 26 27 +15 6 1 1
M. Hossa 28 13 11 24 +14 8 2 2

Probable Flyers Lineup

Forwards

Scott Hartnell - Claude Giroux - Jakub Voracek
Michael Raffl - Brayden Schenn - Wayne Simmonds
Matt Read - Sean Couturier - Steve Downie
Jay Rosehill - Adam Hall - Zac Rinaldo

Defensive Pairings

Kimmo Timonen - Braydon Coburn
Mark Streit - Nicklas Grossmann
Luke Schenn - Andrej Meszaros

Goaltender

Ray Emery (3-5-0, 2.57 GAA, .908 save %, 1 SO)

Injuries

Vincent Lecavalier (back) out

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
C. Giroux 30 5 15 20 -7 22 3 2
B. Schenn 30 7 9 16 -1 30 3 2
S. Downie 26 2 14 16 +7 67 2 1
S. Couturier 30 5 10 15 +6 27 0 2
W. Simmonds 30 5 10 15 -8 49 3 0

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