Blackhawks vs Ducks, Numerology

Jonathan Daniel

The Blackhawks try and end their two game skid with their first look at the Ducks tonight.

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Chicago Blackhawks (44 pts, 20-6-4) vs Anaheim Ducks (41 pts, 18-7-5)

7 pm CDT, United Center - Chicago, IL

TV : CSN Chicago, NHLN-US

Radio : 720 AM WGN

Blackhawks' last game : 3-4 L @ Wild

Ducks' last game : 2-3 L (OT) @ Kings

Enemy Territory : Anaheim Calling

Season Series/Schedule

DATE SCORE W. GOAL
Feb 05 '14
Jan 17 '14
Dec 06 '13

488 : The length of Andrew Cogliano's consecutive games played streak, the 3rd longest active streak in the NHL.

74.6 : The Ducks' penalty kill percentage (15 goals in 59 attempts) on the road, 26th in the NHL.

69 : The number of 5 on 5 goals scored by the Ducks this year, second only behind the Blackhawks' 75.

24 : The number of career points (14 G, 10 A) for Patrick Sharp in 25 games versus the Ducks.

22 : The number points ( 9 G, 13 A) for Dustin Penner in 23 games this year. He had 37 points in 117 over two and a half seasons with the Kings.

15-0-3 : The Blackhawks' record this year when scoring first.

11 : The number of consecutive games in which Ryan Getzlaf has recorded at least one point. He has eight goals and eight assists during this streak.

10.7 : The Ducks' power play success rate on the road (5/56), also 26th in the NHL.

7 : The number of power play assists for both Cam Fowler and Duncan Keith.

-2 : The Ducks' goal differential in the 3rd period, 23 goals scored versus 25 allowed.

Probable Blackhawks Lineup

Forwards

Patrick Sharp - Jonathan Toews - Marian Hossa
Brandon Saad - Kris Versteeg - Patrick Kane
Jeremy Morin - Joakim Nordstrom - Sheldon Brookbank
Brandon Bollig - Marcus Kruger - Ben Smith

Defensive Pairings

Duncan Keith - Brent Seabrook
Niklas Hjalmarsson - Johnny Oduya
Nick Leddy - Michal Rozsival

Goaltender

Antti Raanta (2-0-0, 2.16 GAA, .917 save %, 0 SO)

Injuries

Michael Kostka (broken foot) out, Nikolai Khabibulin (lower body) out, Bryan Bickell (lower body) out, Michal Handzus (illness) day to day, Andrew Shaw (upper body) day to day

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
P. Kane 30 16 17 33 +0 10 7 5
J. Toews 30 12 13 25 +9 14 2 0
D. Keith 30 1 24 25 +10 6 1 1
P. Sharp 30 11 13 24 +12 10 2 1
M. Hossa 25 12 9 21 +15 8 2 1

Probable Ducks Lineup

Forwards

Dustin Penner - Ryan Getzlaf - Corey Perry
Kyle Palmieri - Nick Bonino - Teemu Selanne
Andrew Cogliano - Saku Koivu - Daniel Winnik
Matt Beleskey - David Steckel - Tim Jackman

Defensive Pairings

Cam Fowler - Ben Lovejoy
Sami Vatanen - Bryan Allen
Mark Fistric - Hampus Lindholm

Goaltender

Jonas Hiller (9-4-4, 2.64 GAA, .910 save %, 2 SO)

Injuries

Mathieu Perreault (lower body) out,Jakob Silfverberg (broken hand) out, Viktor Fasth (lower body) out, Luca Sbisa (hand) out, Francois Beauchemin (upper body) out, Sheldon Souray (wrist) out and maybe dead.

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
R. Getzlaf 27 14 18 32 +12 13 3 5
C. Perry 30 16 15 31 +10 28 2 5
D. Penner 23 9 13 22 +17 10 4 1
N. Bonino 30 7 12 19 +0 8 2 1
M. Perreault 28 5 10 15 +8 12 0 1


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