Blackhawks vs Avalanche, Numerology

Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Spor

The Blackhawks look to carry over the momentum from Sunday's goal outburst into tonight's meeting with the Avs.


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Chicago Blackhawks (70 pts, 30-8-10) vs Colorado Avalanche (61 pts, 28-12-5)

7 pm CDT, United Center - Chicago, IL

TV : CSN Chicago

Radio : 720 AM WGN

Blackhawks' last game : 5-3 W vs Oilers

Avalanche's last game : 4-2 W @ Wild

Enemy Territory : Mile High Hockey

Season Series/Schedule

DATE SCORE W. GOAL
Mar 12 '14
Mar 04 '14
Jan 14 '14
Dec 27 '13 COL 2 at CHI 7 P. Sharp
Nov 19 '13 CHI 1 at COL 5 G. Landeskog

50-30 : The Avalanche's all time record in shootouts.  The Blackhawks are 49-53.

37 : The number of 3rd period goals scored by the Avalanche.  There are only four teams that have fewer 3rd period goals than the Avs this year.

31 : The number of the Blackhawks 50 all time wins versus the Avalanche that have come at home.

19 : The number of points (8 G, 11 A) scored by the "Red Wedding" line in the last six games.  Toews and Sharp both have at least one point in each of those games.

15 : The number of combined goals scored in the two meetings between the Blackhawks and Avalanche this year.

14 : The number of games Semyon Varlamov has gone without a regulation loss, the longest streak of his career.

6-5 : The Avalanche's record in games decided by three or more goals.  The Blackhawks are 13-3.

4 : The number of Blachawks who have at least 40 points this year.  Matt Duchene leads the Avalanche with 39 points.

2 : The number of goals needed for Matt Duchene to reach 100 in his career.  He will become the second player, after John Tavares, from the 2009 draft class to hit 100.

.911 : The identical save percentages for Corey Crawford, Annti Raanta and Jean-Sebastien Giguere.

Probable Blackhawks Lineup

Forwards

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

Defensive Pairings

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

Goaltender

Corey Crawford (17-7-6, 2.47 GAA, .911 save %, 0 SO)

Injuries

Nikolai Khabibulin (rotator cuff) out

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
P. Kane 48 23 33 56 +9 14 9 6
P. Sharp 48 25 24 49 +21 24 7 2
J. Toews 48 17 30 47 +21 14 3 1
D. Keith 48 3 41 44 +18 6 2 1
M. Hossa 43 17 21 38 +23 8 3 3

Probable Avalanche Lineup

Forwards

Gabriel Landeskog - Paul Stastny - Ryan O'Reilly
Nathan Mackinnon - Matt Duchene - Jamie McGinn
Cody McLeod - John Mitchell - Max Talbot
Brad Malone - Marc-Andre Cliche - Patrick Bordeleau

Defensive Pairings

Jan Hejda - Erik Johnson
Ryan Wilson - Karl Stollery
Cory Sarich - Andre Benoit

Goaltender

Semyon Varlamov (21-8-5, 2.35 GAA, .926 save %, 1 SO)

Injuries

Nate Guenin (ankle) out, PA Parenteau (knee) out, Alex Tanguay (knee) out, David Van Der Gulik (head) out, Jean-Sebastien Giguere (back spasms) day-to-day

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
M. Duchene 42 16 23 39 +6 13 4 3
G. Landeskog 44 13 22 35 +11 29 2 3
P. Stastny 43 13 21 34 +9 16 2 2
R. O'Reilly 43 16 14 30 +5 0 4 4
N. MacKinnon 45 15 14 29 +6 16 7 4

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