Blackhawks vs Devils, Numerology

Jonathan Daniel

The .500 Devils come to the United Center for their only trip to Chicago of the year.

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Chicago Blackhawks (56 pts, 25-7-6) vs New Jersey Devils (37 pts, 15-15-7)

7pm CDT, United Center - Chicago, IL

TV : CSN Chicago

Radio : 720 AM WGN

Blackhawks' last game : 2-3 L (SO) vs Canucks

Devils' last game : 5-4 W @ Capitals

Enemy Territory : In Lou We Trust

Season Series/Schedule

DATE SCORE W. GOAL
Jan 03 '14
Dec 23 '13

954 : The number of career points scored by Patrick Elias, which has him as the 8th leading active scorer in the NHL.

41 : The number of 2nd period goals the Blackhawks have allowed this year, the fourth most in the NHL.

23.4 : The Devils' road power play percentage, the fourth best road power play in the NHL.

11 : The number of power play assists by Duncan Keith, which leads the team and is third among all defensemen.

8-0-1 : The Devils' record when leading after 2 periods, the Blackhawks are 18-0-2.

5 : The number of overtime goals scored by the Devils this year, tied with Vancouver for the most in the league.

4 : The number of game winning goals Jaromir Jagr has scored this year.

1-3-0 : The Devils' record versus the Central Division this season.

1.95 : The career GAA for Martin Brodeur, who could be making his final trip to Chicago tonight, in 20 appearances against the Blackhawks.

0 : The number of empty net goals the Blackhawks have allowed this year, the only team left in the NHL not to give one up.

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 - Michael Kostka

Goaltender

Antti Raanta (7-1-2, 2.22 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 38 21 27 48 +8 12 9 6
P. Sharp 38 16 18 34 +10 20 6 1
J. Toews 38 13 20 33 +9 14 2 0
D. Keith 38 3 29 32 +15 6 2 1
M. Hossa 33 14 16 30 +14 8 2 2

Probable Devils Lineup

Forwards

Dainius Zubrus - Travis Zajac - Jaromir Jagr
Adam Henrique - Patrik Elias - Reid Boucher
Mattias Tedenby - Jacob Josefson - Michael Ryder
Steve Bernier - Stephen Gionta - Tim Sestito

Defensive Pairings

Andy Greene - Mark Fayne
Eric Gelinas - Marek Zidlicky
Anton Volchenkov - Jon Merrill

Goaltender

Cory Schneider (4-7-5, 2.03 GAA, .915 save %, 2 SO)

Injuries

Andrei Loktionov (illness)questionable, Damien Brunner (knee) questionable, Ryane Clowe (concussion) questionable Ryan Carter (lower body) out, Peter Harrold (non-displaced foot fracture) out, Adam Larsson (lower body) out, Bryce Salvador (non-displaced foot fracture) out

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
J. Jagr 37 13 20 33 +12 18 2 4
P. Elias 29 7 17 24 +1 6 1 0
A. Greene 37 6 14 20 +5 12 3 2
D. Zubrus 37 8 11 19 +11 22 0 1
T. Zajac 35 6 11 17 +7 12 1 1

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