Blackhawks @ Wild, Numerology

Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

The Blackhawks look to bounce back with a quick turnaround in St. Paul.

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Chicago Blackhawks (76 pts, 32-8-12) @ Minnesota Wild (59 pts, 27-20-5)

7 pm CDT, Xcel Center - St. Paul, MN

TV : CSN Chicago

Radio : 720 AM WGN

Blackhawks' last game : 4-5 L (SO) @ Red Wings

Wild's last game : 0-4 L @ Stars

Enemy Territory : Hockey Wilderness

Season Series/Schedule

DATE SCORE W. GOAL
Apr 03 '14 @ CHI
Jan 23 '14 @ MIN
Dec 05 '13 CHI 3 at MIN 4 M. Scandella
Oct 28 '13 CHI 5 at MIN 1 S. Brookbank
Oct 26 '13 MIN 5 at CHI 3 J. Pominville

199 : The number of career points (85 G, 114 A) scored by Kyle Brodziak.

119 : The total amount of goals scored by the Wild this season.  In comparison, the Blackhawks have scored 131 5 on 5 goals.

79.2 : The Wild's penalty kill rate, ranked 24th in the NHL.

29:33 : Ryan Suter's absurd average time on ice per game. The next closest player is Brian Campbell at 27:57.

27.7 : The average amount of shots allowed per game by the Wild, 5th best in the NHL.  Their 26.6 shots per game is the fourth lowest in the NHL.

22 : The number of points (11 G, 11 A) the red hot Marian Hossa has scored against the Wild in 25 career games.

16 : The number of power play assists for Duncan Keith, tied for 5th in the NHL.

14 : The number of points the Wild have earned in January so far after getting just ten points the entire month of December.

4 : The number of times the Wild have been shutout this season.  The Blackhawks haven't been shutout since 2/25/12.

3: The number of goals Jason Pominville has scored in three games versus the Blackhawks this year.

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

Antti Raanta (12-1-3, 2.25 GAA, .911 save %, 1 SO)

Injuries

Nikolai Khabibulin (rotator cuff) out

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
P. Kane 52 23 35 58 +11 16 9 6
P. Sharp 52 26 25 51 +18 24 8 2
J. Toews 52 17 32 49 +22 26 3 1
D. Keith 52 3 43 46 +19 8 2 1
M. Hossa 47 21 22 43 +24 12 3 3

Probable Wild Lineup

Forwards

Zach Parise - Charlie Coyle - Nino Niederreiter
Dany Heatley - Mikael Granlund - Jason Pominville
Matt Cooke - Kyle Brodziak - Justin Fontaine
Jason Zucker - Erik Haula - Torrey Mitchell

Defensive Pairings

Ryan Suter - Jonas Brodin
Marco Scandella - Nate Prosser
Keith Ballard - Clayton Stoner

Goaltender

Darcy Kuemper (4-3-0, 2.39 GAA, .916 save %, 1 SO)

Injuries

Mikko Koivu (ankle) out, Jared Spurgeon (foot) out, Josh Harding (illness) day to day

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
M. Koivu 44 8 27 35 -4 18 1 3
J. Pominville 52 19 14 33 -4 12 5 5
R. Suter 52 6 25 31 +5 24 2 0
Z. Parise 37 15 12 27 +1 18 8 2
N. Niederreiter 52 9 17 26 +10 30 1 0

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