Blackhawks @ Red Wings, Numerology

Gregory Shamus

The Blackhawks take to the national airwaves for their first meeting with their old rivals, the Red Wings, since they knocked them out of the Western Conference last May.


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Chicago Blackhawks (75 pts, 32-8-11) @ Detroit Red Wings (52 pts, 21-18-10)

7 pm CDT, Joe Louis Arena - Detroit, MI

TV : NBCSN

Radio : 720 AM WGN

Blackhawks' last game : 3-2 W (SO) vs Bruins

Red Wings' last game : 1-4 L vs Blues

Enemy Territory : Winging It In Motown

Season Series/Schedule

DATE SCORE W. GOAL
Mar 16 '14 @ CHI
Jan 22 '14 @ DET

725 : The number of times the Blackhawks and Red Wings have played in their history. Tonight is the first non divisional game between these two teams since 1981.

211 : The number of total man games lost due to injury this year for the Red Wings.

100 : The number of career games played by Brandon Saad once he takes his first shift tonight.

99 : The number of career points for Bryan Bickell

84.4 : The Red Wings' penalty kill rate, the 5th best in the NHL.

39 : The number points by Red Wings' leading scorer Henrik Zetterberg.  The Blackhawks have five players with at least 40 points.

32 : The number of goals the Red Wings have scored in the 2nd period this year, ranked 28th in the NHL. The Blackhawks' 70 2nd period goals has them one back of the Ducks for the league lead.

25.8 : The Blackhawks power play success rate on the road, the 2nd best road power play in the NHL.

7-11-7 : The Red Wings' home record, which is the worst in the Eastern Confernce. However, their 14-7-3 road record is the best in the East.

2.45 : The goals scored per game average for the Red Wings, ranked 23rd 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 (19-7-7, 2.44 GAA, .912 save %, 0 SO)

Injuries

Nikolai Khabibulin (rotator cuff) out

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
P. Kane 51 23 33 56 +10 16 9 6
P. Sharp 51 25 25 50 +20 24 7 2
J. Toews 51 17 31 48 +22 26 3 1
D. Keith 51 3 42 45 +20 6 2 1
M. Hossa 46 20 22 42 +25 10 3 3

Probable Red Wings Lineup

Forwards

Gustav Nyquist -Henrik Zetterberg - Justin Abdelkader
Tomas Jurco - Riley Sheahan - Todd Bertuzzi
Drew Miller - Darren Helm - Tomas Tatar
Daniel Cleary - Luke Glendening - Patrick Eaves

Defensive Pairings

Niklas KronwallJonathan Ericsson
Kyle Quincey -Danny DeKeyser
Brian LashoffBrendan Smith

Goaltender

Jonas Gustavsson (11-3-2, 2.39 GAA, .914 save %, 0 SO)

Injuries

Joakim Andersson (lower body) day to day, Cory Emmerton (finger) day to day, Pavel Datsyuk (lower body) out, Johan Franzen (upper body) out, Stephen Weiss (hernia) out, Daniel Alfredsson (back) out

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
H. Zetterberg 38 15 24 39 +14 14 2 1
P. Datsyuk 35 15 17 32 -2 6 5 2
D. Alfredsson 38 11 19 30 +5 6 3 1
N. Kronwall 47 5 24 29 +6 36 4 0
J. Franzen 30 9 13 22 +7 22 4 3

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