Blackhawks vs Rangers, Numerology

Rob Grabowski-US PRESSWIRE

The Rangers make their only trip to the United Center on a Wednesday Night Rivalry national broadcast.


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Chicago Blackhawks (67 pts, 29-7-9) vs New York Rangers (45 pts 21-20-3)

7 pm CDT, United Center - Chicago, IL

TV : NBCSN

Radio : 720 AM WGN

Blackhawks' last game : 2-3 L (SO) vs Sharks

Rangers' last game : 3-4 L (OT) vs Blue Jackets

Enemy Territory : Blueshirt Banter

Season Series/Schedule

DATE SCORE W. GOAL
Feb 27 '14
Jan 08 '14

103 : The number penalty minutes for Derek Dorsett, who will be out 4-6 weeks with a broken leg, second only behind Antoine Roussel's 109 for the most in the NHL.

51 : The number of points (24 G, 27 A) for Rick Nash in 55 career games against the Blackhawks.

47 : The number of points (19 G, 28 A) for Marian Hossa in 43 career games against the Rangers.

35 : The number of points earned by the Rangers since November 1st, after just 10 for the entire month of October.

18 : The number of road power play goals scored by the Rangers, the second most in the NHL.

6-0-1 : The Blackhawks' record versus the Metropolitan Division this season.

5 : The number of short handed goals given up the Rangers this year.

4 : The number of assists from Jonathan Toews in his last three games.

4-18-2 : The Rangers' record when their opponent scores first.

2.39 : The Rangers' goals per game average, ranked 24th in the NHL.

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 (17-6-5, 2.47 GAA, .910 save %, 0 SO)

Injuries

Nikolai Khabibulin (rotator cuff surgery) out

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
P. Kane 45 23 31 54 +10 14 9 6
P. Sharp 45 25 21 46 +22 24 7 2
J. Toews 45 15 29 44 +21 14 2 0
D. Keith 45 3 39 42 +18 6 2 1
M. Hossa 40 15 20 35 +22 8 2 3

Probable Rangers Lineup

Forwards

Chris Kreider - Derek Stepan - Rick Nash
Carl Hagelin - Brad Richards - Ryan Callahan
Benoit Pouliot - Derick Brassard - Mats Zuccarello
Brian Boyle - Dominic Moore - J.T. Miller

Defensive Pairings

Ryan McDonagh - Dan Girardi
Marc Staal - Anton Stralman
John Moore - Michael Del Zotto

Goaltender

Henrik Lundqvist (12-16-3, 2.78 GAA, .906 save %, 2 SO)

Injuries

Derek Dorsett (broken leg) out

Leading Scorers

LAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
M. Zuccarello 43 10 20 30 -2 18 3 1
B. Richards 44 10 19 29 -8 12 2 2
D. Stepan 44 7 19 26 -4 8 2 1
R. McDonagh 44 7 18 25 -4 10 1 1
C. Kreider 37 11 13 24 +9 54 4 0

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