Blackhawks @ Devils, Numerology

Ed Mulholland-US PRESSWIRE

The Blackhawks look to for the quick rebound and two points at the Devils.

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Blackhawks' last game : 2-3 L (SO) @ Islanders

Devils' last game : 2-1 W vs Penguins

Enemy Territory : In Lou We Trust

Season Series/Schedule

DATE SCORE W. GOAL
Jan 03 '14
Dec 23 '13 NJD 2 at CHI 5 B. Bickell

94 : The number of shots on goal by Jaromir Jagr, which leads the Devils. The Blackhawks have five players with over 100 shots already.

41 : The number of goals the Devils have scored in the 3rd period. They have scored only 51 goals in the 1st and 2nd periods combined this year.

32 : The number of points the Devils have earned since November 1st, after just 10 in the month of October.

25.3 : The average number of shots on goal per game for the Devils, the lowest in the NHL.

24.9 : The average number of shots on goal allowed per game by the Devils, also the lowest in the NHL.

7.8 : The average penalty minutes per game by the Devils, the least penalized team in the NHL.

3 : The number of consecutive games in which Adam Henrique has scored a goal.

3-11-3 : The Devils' record when their opponent scores first.

1.95 : Martin Brodeur's career goals against average in 20 appearances against the Blackhawks.

1-4-0 : The Devils' record versus the Central Division. The Blackhawks are 5-0-1 against the Metropolitan Division.

Probable Blackhawks Lineup

Forwards

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

Defensive Pairings

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

Goaltender

Antti Raanta (10-1-3, 2.21 GAA, .913 save %, 1 SO)

Injuries

Nikolai Khabibulin (lower body) out

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
P. Kane 43 23 30 53 +9 12 9 6
P. Sharp 43 22 20 42 +18 24 7 2
J. Toews 43 15 26 41 +17 14 2 0
D. Keith 43 3 36 39 +14 6 2 1
M. Hossa 38 14 20 34 +19 8 2 2

Probable Devils Lineup

Forwards

Dainius Zubrus - Travis Zajac - Jaromir Jagr
Ryane Clowe - Adam Henrique - Michael Ryder
Patrik Elias - Stephen Gionta - Steve Bernier
Reid Boucher - Andrei Loktionov - Cam Janssen

Defensive Pairings

Andy Greene - Mark Fayne
Bryce Salvador - Marek Zidlicky
Eric Gelinas - Jon Merrill

Goaltender

Martin Brodeur (12-8-3, 2.25 GAA, .907 save %, 3 SO)

Injuries

Adam Larsson (lower body) out, Damien Brunner (knee) out, Peter Harrold (foot) out

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
J. Jagr 41 13 21 34 +10 20 2 4
P. Elias 33 7 18 25 +0 6 1 0
M. Ryder 41 12 8 20 -5 12 3 1
A. Greene 41 6 14 20 +3 12 3 2
D. Zubrus 41 8 11 19 +9 22 0 1

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