Blackhawks vs Ducks, Numerology

Jonathan Daniel

The Blackhawks return to action as the white hot Ducks come to town.


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Chicago Blackhawks (71 pts, 30-8-11) vs Anaheim Ducks (77 pts, 36-8-5)

7 pm CDT, United Center - Chicago, IL

TV : CSN+, NHLN-US

Radio : 720 AM WGN

Blackhawks' last game : 2-3 L (OT) vs Avalanche

Ducks' last game : 9-1 W vs Canucks

Enemy Territory : Anaheim Calling

Season Series/Schedule

DATE SCORE W. GOAL
Feb 05 '14 @ANA
Jan 17 '14 @CHI
Dec 06 '13 ANA 3 at CHI 2 - SO K. Palmieri

763 : The number of days since the last Blackhawks win over the Ducks on Dec 16, 2011

69 : The number 2nd period goals for both the Blackhawks and Ducks, tied for the NHL lead.

61 : The number of the Ducks' 168 goals scored by their top line of Dustin Penner, Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry.

18-1-1 : The Ducks record in their last 20 games.

10-0-4 : The Blackhawks record this season versus the Pacific Division. The Ducks are 7-2-0 versus the Central.

14 : The number of consecutive winning decisions by Jonas Hiller, tied for the second longest streak in NHL history and just three wins behind Giles Gilbert's streak of 17 in 1976.

10 : The number of road power play goals the Ducks have scored this season in 80 attempts, the 25th ranked road power play in the NHL.

8 : The number of regulation losses for the Ducks this season, all coming on the road. They are 20-0-2 at home.

2 : The active goal streaks for both Andrew Shaw and Andrew Cogliano.

.821 : The Blackhawks' winning percentage this season when scoring first, 5th best in the NHL.

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 (17-7-7, 2.48 GAA, .911 save%, 0 SO)

Injuries

Nikolai Khabibulin (rotator cuff) out

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
P. Kane 49 23 33 56 +10 16 9 6
P. Sharp 49 25 24 49 +21 24 7 2
J. Toews 49 17 30 47 +21 16 3 1
D. Keith 49 3 41 44 +18 6 2 1
M. Hossa 44 17 22 39 +24 10 3 3

Probable Ducks Lineup

Forwards

Dustin Penner - Ryan Getzlaf - Corey Perry
Patrick Maroon - Mathieu Perreault - Tim Jackman
Jakob Silfverberg - Saku Koivu - Andrew Cogliano
Matt Beleskey - Nick Bonino - Teemu Selanne

Defensive Pairings

Francois Beauchemin - Hampus Lindholm
Cam Fowler - Ben Lovejoy
Sami Vatanen - Mark Fistric

Goaltender

Jonas Hiller (23-4-4, 2.35 GAA, .914 save %, 3 SO)

Injuries

Viktor Fasth (lower body) out, Luca Sbisa (hand) out, Sheldon Souray (wrist) out, Bryan Allen (foot) day to day

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
R. Getzlaf 45 23 32 55 +22 15 4 7
C. Perry 49 27 26 53 +23 42 6 8
N. Bonino 49 15 20 35 +6 14 6 1
A. Cogliano 49 16 13 29 +16 20 0 2
D. Penner 38 11 15 26 +19 26 4 2

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