Blackhawks @ Canadiens, Numerology

Richard Wolowicz

The Blackhawks look to get back on the points train versus the Habs in Montreal.

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Chicago Blackhawks (67 pts, 29-8-9) @ Montreal Canadiens (55 pts, 25-15-5)

6 pm CDT, Bell Centre - Montreal, QC

TV : WGN, NHLN-US

Radio : 720 AM WGN

Blackhawks' last game : 2-3 L vs Rangers

Canadiens' last game : 1-3 L @ Flyers

Enemy Territory : Eyes On The Prize

Road Watch Party : GONNA DRINKEN 3.2

Season Series/Schedule

DATE SCORE W. GOAL
Apr 09 '14
Jan 11 '14

4422 : The number of days since the Blackhawks last win at the Bell Centre on December 3, 2001.

555: The number of games the Blackhawks and Canadiens have played all time.

345 : The number of games played by Carey Price, the sixth most by a goaltender in Canadiens' history.

275 : The current shot differential for the Blackhawks, who have out shot their opponents 1526 to 1251.

86.3 : The Canadiens' penalty kill percentage, 3rd best in the NHL.

81 :The combined number of points (37 G, 44 A) Travis Moen and Rene Bourque scored in a Blackhawks uniform.

11 : The number of points (4 G, 7 A) Patrick Sharp and Jonathan Toews have combined four during their current four game scoring streaks.

4 : The number of players on the Blackhawks roster who are at least +21 (Hossa, Seabrook, Sharp, Toews).  PK Subban leads the Canadiens at +13.

2.49 : The Canadiens' goals per game average, 22nd in the NHL.

2-1-2 : The identical records of both the Blackhawks and Canadiens over their last five games.

Probable Blackhawks Lineup

Forwards

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

Defensive Pairings

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

Goaltender

Corey Crawford (17-7-5, 2.49 GAA, .910 save %, 0 SO)

Injuries

Nikolai Khabibulin (rotator cuff) out

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
P. Kane 46 23 31 54 +10 14 9 6
P. Sharp 46 25 22 47 +22 24 7 2
J. Toews 46 16 29 45 +21 14 3 0
D. Keith 46 3 40 43 +17 6 2 1
M. Hossa 41 15 20 35 +22 8 2 3

Probable Canadiens Lineup

Forwards

Daniel Briere -Tomas Plekanec - Brian Gionta
Max Pacioretty - David Desharnais - Brendan Gallagher
Michael Bournival - Lars EllerRene Bourque
Raphael Diaz - Travis Moen - Brandon Prust

Defensve Pairings

Josh Gorges - P.K. Subban
Andrei Markov - Alexei Emelin
Douglas Murray - Francis Bouillon

Goaltender

Carey Price (20-11-4, 2.22 GAA, .928 save, 2 SO)

Injuries

Davis Drewiske (shoulder) out, forward Alex Galchenyuk (hand) out,Ryan White (upper body) out

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
P. Subban 45 7 26 33 +13 47 3 0
T. Plekanec 45 14 14 28 +10 16 3 4
M. Pacioretty 36 19 7 26 +2 20 6 5
A. Galchenyuk 44 10 13 23 -7 20 2 2
B. Gionta 44 7 16 23 +4 14 1 1

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