Blackhawks vs Sharks, Numerology

Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

The Blackhawks host the Sharks in their first home game of 2014.

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Chicago Blackhawks (66 pts, 29-7-8) vs San Jose Sharks (58 pts, 26-10-6)

7 pm CDT, United Center - Chicago, IL

TV : WGN, NBCSN

Radio : 720 AM WGN

Blackhawks' last game : 5-3 W @ Devils

Sharks' last game : 3-4 L @ Avalanche

Enemy Territory : Fear The Fin

Season Series/Scehdule

DATE SCORE W. GOAL
Feb 01 '14
Jan 05 '14
Nov 17 '13 SJS 1 at CHI 5 P. Sharp

681 : The number of blocked shots by the Sharks this year, the fifth most in the NHL.

348 : The number points scored by Joe Pavelski since the 07-08 season, which is fourth most among American born players in that time frame.

78 : The Sharks' road penalty kill percentage, 23rd in the NHL.

44 : The number points (13 G, 31 A) for Joe Thornton in 42 career games versus the Blackhawks.

36-36-5-6 : The Blackhawks' all time record versus the Sharks.

35.9 : The Sharks' average shots on goal per game, the most in the NHL.

26 : The number of points (10 G, 16 A) Marian Hossa has in 28 career games versus the Sharks.

21 : The number of goals the Sharks have given up in the 1st period, the second lowest in the NHL.

10 : The number of assists by Joe Thornton in his last six games.

9-0-3 : The Blackhawks record versus the Pacific Division this year.

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

Corey Crawford (17-6-, 2.49 GAA, .907 save %, 0 SO)

Injuries

Nikolai Khabibulin (lower body) out

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
P. Kane 44 23 31 54 +10 14 9 6
P. Sharp 44 25 20 45 +22 24 7 2
J. Toews 44 15 28 43 +21 14 2 0
D. Keith 44 3 39 42 +18 6 2 1
M. Hossa 39 15 20 35 +22 8 2 3

Probable Sharks Lineup

Forwards

Joe Pavelski - Joe Thornton - Brent Burns
Patrick Marleau - Logan Couture - Matthew Nieto
James Sheppard - Bracken Kearns - Andrew Desjardins
Freddie Hamilton - John McCarthy - Mike Brown

Defensive Pairings

Dan Boyle - Marc-Edouard Vlasic
Jason Demers - Scott Hannan
Brad Stuart - Justin Braun

Goaltender

Antti Niemi (22-8-6, 2.39 GAA, .913 save %, 2 SO)

Injuries

Tommy Wingels (upper body) out, Raffi Torres (knee) out, Adam Burish (lower body) out, Tomas Hertl (knee) out, Martin Havlat (lower body) out


Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
J. Thornton 42 5 42 47 +12 8 2 0
P. Marleau 42 19 22 41 +8 6 7 2
J. Pavelski 42 18 22 40 +8 18 7 0
L. Couture 42 14 20 34 +12 12 3 2
T. Hertl 35 15 10 25 +11 2 3 3


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