Blackhawks @ Flames, Numerology

Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

The Blackhawks embark on a six game west coast swing which begins tonight in Calgary.

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Chicago Blackhawks (76 pts, 32-10-12) @ Calgary Flames (43 pts, 18-27-7)

8:30 PM CDT, Scotiabank Saddledome - Calgary, AB

TV : CSN Chicago

Radio : 720 AM WGN

Blackhawks' last game : 1-3 L vs Jets

Flames' last game : 5-4 W (SO) vs Predators

Enemy Territory : Matchsticks and Gasoline

Season Series/Schedule

DATE SCORE W. GOAL
Jan 28 '14 @CGY
Nov 27 '13 CHI 3 at CGY 2 P. Kane
Nov 03 '13 CGY 3 at CHI 2 - OT K. Russell

83.3 : The Flames' penalty kill rate on a 5 on 3 this year.  They have only given up one goal in six two man disadvantages.

61 : The number of 3rd period goals given up by the Flames this year. Only Toronto (62) has given up more.

46 : The number of games it took for Duncan Keith to get 40 assists, making him the fastest player to hit that mark in team history.

26.6 : The average shots on goal per game by the Flames, the third fewest in the NHL.

26 : The number of 1st period goals scored by the Flames this year.  Only Carolina (25) and Buffalo (20) have scored fewer 1st period goals.

12.6 : The percentage of the Flames' scoring that Jiri Hudler has factored in this season.

8-21-4 : The Flames' record when their opponents score first.

6-0-1 : The Blackhawks' record on last season's February road trip.

6 : The number points (3 G, 3 A) scored by Mark Giordano has scored in the last three games.

1 : The number of Flames who have over 30 points this season (Hudler).  The Blackhawks have seven players with more than 30 points.

Probable Blackhawks Lineup

Forwards

Patrick Sharp - Jonathan Toews - Marian Hossa
Kris Versteeg - Brandon Pirri - Patrick Kane
Brandon SaadAndrew ShawBryan Bickell
Brandon Bollig - Marcus Kruger - Ben Smith

Defensive Pairings

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

Goaltender

Antti Raanta (12-2-3, 2.24 GAA, .910 save %, 1 SO)

Injuries

Nikolai Khabibulin (rotator cuff) out

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
P. Kane 54 24 35 59 +10 16 9 6
P. Sharp 54 26 26 52 +17 28 8 2
J. Toews 54 17 32 49 +19 26 3 1
D. Keith 53 3 43 46 +17 8 2 1
M. Hossa 49 21 22 43 +22 14 3 3


Probable Flames Lineup

Forwards

Jiri Hudler - Mikael Backlund - Lee Stempniak
T.J. Galiardi - Sean Monahan - Joe Colborne
Lance Bouma - Matt Stajan - David Jones
Paul Byron - Blair Jones - Kevin Westgarth

Defensive Pairings

T.J. Brodie - Mark Giordano
Kris Russell - Chris Butler
Shane O'Brien - Dennis Wideman

Goaltender

Reto Berra (6-14-2, 3.08 GAA, .895 save %, 0 SO)

Injuries

Brian McGrattan (undisclosed injury) questionable, Curtis Glencross (ankle) out, Mike Cammalleri (concussion) out

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
J. Hudler 52 13 27 40 +0 14 2 1
M. Giordano 34 8 16 24 +0 34 6 0
M. Cammalleri 37 13 8 21 -20 18 3 3
M. Backlund 51 9 12 21 -8 16 4 2
S. Monahan 45 14 6 20 -11 4 2 1

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