Blackhawks vs Oilers, Numerology

Jonathan Daniel

Blackhawks have a quick turn around with their final meeting with the Edmonton Oilers this year.


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Chicago Blackhawks (68 pts, 29-8-10) vs Edmonton Oilers (35 pts, 15-27-5)

6 pm CDT, United Center - Chicago, IL

TV : CSN Chicago

Radio : 720 AM WGN

Blackhawks' last game : 1-2 L (OT) @ Canadiens

Oilers' last game : 4-3 W vs Penguins

Enemy Territory : The Copper & Blue

Season Series/Schedule

DATE SCORE W. GOAL
Jan 12 '14
Nov 25 '13 CHI 5 at EDM 1 P. Kane
Nov 10 '13 EDM 4 at CHI 5 D. Keith

165 : The number power play opportuntiues for the Oilers this year, the 3rd most in the NHL.

100 : Jordan Eberle's shooting percentage in four shootout attempts this year.

56.2 : Marcus Kruger's faceoff win percentage, 11th best in the NHL.  He has won at least 50% of his draws in 19 of his last  23 games.

8.5 : The average number of penalty minutes per game for the Blackhawks, the 3rd lowest in the NHL.

8 : The number of short handed goals allowed by the Oilers this year, the most in the NHL.

7-15-3 : The Oilers road record this season.

4 : The number of assists by Sam Gagner in the last three games.

3.45 : The goals against average of the Oilers, the worst in the NHL.

3-23-1 : The Oilers record when trailing after two periods.

-41 : The Oilers' goal differential this season.

Probable Blackhawks Lineup

Forwards

Patrick SharpJonathan ToewsMarian Hossa
Bryan BickellMarcus KrugerPatrick Kane
Brandon SaadMichal HandzusKris Versteeg
Brandon BolligAndrew ShawBen Smith

Defensive Pairings

Duncan KeithBrent Seabrook
Niklas HjalmarssonJohnny Oduya
Nick LeddyMichal Rozsival

Goaltender

Antti Raanta (11-1-3, 2.27 GAA, .911 save %, 1 SO)

Injuries

Nikolai Khabibulin (rotator cuff) out

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
P. Kane 47 23 31 54 +8 14 9 6
P. Sharp 47 25 23 48 +22 24 7 2
J. Toews 47 16 30 46 +22 14 3 0
D. Keith 47 3 40 43 +17 6 2 1
M. Hossa 42 16 20 36 +23 8 2 3

Probable Oilers Lineup

Forwards

Taylor Hall - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Sam Gagner
Nail Yakupov - Mark Arcobello - Jordan Eberle
David Perron - Boyd Gordon - Ales Hemsky
Luke Gazdic - Ryan Smyth - Ryan Jones

Defensive Pairings

Andrew Ference - Justin Schultz
Nick Schultz - Anton Belov
Jeff Petry - Martin Marincin

Goaltender

Devan Dubnyk (11-16-2, 3.30 GAA, .895 save %, 2 SO)

Injuries

Corey Potter (groin) out, Philip Larsen (illness) out

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
T. Hall 40 17 25 42 -13 14 4 0
J. Eberle 46 14 23 37 -9 8 4 2
R. Nugent-Hopkins 45 13 22 35 -13 10 4 3
D. Perron 43 17 17 34 -5 44 7 2
A. Hemsky 46 6 16 22 -13 16 1 1

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