Blackhawks vs Canucks, Numerology

Jonathan Daniel

The red hot Canucks make their only visit to the United Center Friday night.

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Chicago Blackhawks (55 pts, 25-7-5) vs Vancouver Canucks (46 pts, 20-11-6)

7pm CDT, United Center - Chicago, IL

TV : CSN-Chicago, NHLN-US

Rado : 720 AM WGN

Blackhawks' last game : 3-1 W @ Predators

Canucks' last game : 1-4 L @ Stars

Enemy Territory : Nucks Misconduct

Season Series/Schedule

DATE

SCORE

W. GOAL

Jan 29 '14

Dec 20 '13

Nov 23 '13

CHI 2 at VAN 1

M. Kruger


89.8
: The Canucks' penalty kill percentage, the best in the NHL.

53-23-7-3 : The Blackhawks' all time record versus the Canucks in Chicago.

43 : The number of years the Canucks have gone without winning a Stanley Cup.  It's been 177 days since the last time the Blackhawks have won a Cup.

33 : The Blackhawks' collective +/- rating, the best in the NHL.

18 : The number of the power play goals scored by the Canucks, ranked 20th in the NHL.

8-0-2 : The Blackhawks' record versus the Pacific Division this year.

6 : The number of consecutive games Jonathan Toews has at least one point in. He has one goal and seven assists during this streak.

6 : The number of Blackhawks who have at least ten goals, no other team in the NHL has more than three.

3 : The number of Canucks in the top six in TOI for forwards in the NHL (Kesler, D. Sedin, H. Sedin)

2.32 : The Canucks goals against average, the sixth best in the NHL.

Probable Blackhawks Lineup

Forwards

Patrick Sharp - Jonathan Toews - Marian Hossa

Kris Versteeg - Michal Handzus - Patrick Kane

Bryan Bickell - Andrew Shaw - Brandon Saad

Brandon Bollig - Marcus Kruger - Ben Smith

Defensive Pairings

Duncan Keith - Brent Seabrook

Niklas Hjalmarsson - Johnny Oduya

Nick Leddy - Michal Rozsival

Goaltender

Antti Raanta (7-1-1, 2.26 GAA, .920 save %, 0 SO)

Injuries

Corey Crawford (lower body) out,  Nikolai Khabibulin (lower body) out

Leading Scorers

PLAYER

GP

G

A

P

+/-

PIM

PP

GW

P. Kane

37

20

26

46

+6

12

9

6

P. Sharp

37

16

18

34

+10

20

6

1

J. Toews

37

13

20

33

+9

14

2

0

D. Keith

37

3

29

32

+15

6

2

1

M. Hossa

32

14

16

30

+14

8

2

2

Probable Canucks Lineup

Forwards

Daniel Sedin - Henrik Sedin - Jannik Hansen

Chris Higgins - Ryan Kesler - Mike Santorelli

David Booth - Brad Richardson - Zack Kassian

Tom Sestito - Zac Dalpe - Dale Weise

Defensive Pairings

Dan Hamhuis - Chris Tanev

Andrew Alberts - Kevin Bieksa

Yannick Weber - Jason Garrison

Goaltender

Roberto Luongo (16-9-6, 2.26 GAA, .919 save %, 3 SO)

Injuries

Ryan Stanton (ankle) out, Alexander Edler (lower body) out, Alexandre Burrows (broken jaw) out

Leading Scorers

PLAYER

GP

G

A

P

+/-

PIM

PP

GW

D. Sedin

37

11

21

32

+6

28

4

3

H. Sedin

37

9

23

32

+5

30

4

1

R. Kesler

37

15

11

26

+4

30

5

5

M. Santorelli

37

8

18

26

+14

6

0

2

C. Higgins

37

11

11

22

+5

12

0

4

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