Blackhawks @ Sharks, Numerology

Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

The Blackhawks look to build off their win in Vancouver with another win over the Sharks.


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Chicago Blackhawks (79 pts, 33-10-13) @ San Jose Sharks ( 74 pts, 34-15-5)

9:30 PM CDT, SAP Center - San Jose, CA

TV : CSN Chicago, NHLN-US Radio : 720 AM WGN

Blackhawks' last game : 5-2 W @ Canucks

Sharks' last game : 1-4 L @ Calgary

Enemy Territory : Fear The Fin

Season Series/Schedule

DATE SCORE W. GOAL
Feb 01 '14 @ SJS
Jan 05 '14 SJS 3 at CHI 2 - SO L. Couture
Nov 17 '13 SJS 1 at CHI 5 P. Sharp

26 : The number of points Michal Handzus (8 G, 18 A) scored in 95 career games for the Sharks.

21 : The number of points (9 G, 12 A) Joe Pavelski has scored in 25 career games against the Blackhawks.

20 : The number of consecutive penalty kills by the Blackhawks.

19 : The goal differential between the Blackhawks and Sharks in the 3rd period; the Hawks have 63 3rd period goals to the Sharks' 44.

12-0-5 : The Blackhawks' record versus the Pacific division this season.

9-7-1 : The  Sharks' record when trailing after one period.

8 : The number of goals Joe Thornton has scored this year to go along with his 47 assists.

5 : The number of Blackhawks have at least one point in both games of this road trip so far. (Saad, Hossa, Sharp, Keith, Versteeg)

3 : The number home regulation losses for the Sharks this year.

.009 : The Sharks' shooting percentage their last three games; just one goal on 110 shots.

Probable Blackhawks Lineup

Forwards

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

Defensive Pairings

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

Goaltender

Corey Crawford (20-8-9, 2.45 GAA, .911 save %, 0 SO)

Injuries

Nikolai Khabibulin (rotator cuff) out

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
P. Kane 56 25 35 60 +9 16 9 6
P. Sharp 56 28 27 55 +17 28 8 2
J. Toews 56 18 34 52 +20 26 3 2
D. Keith 55 3 45 48 +19 8 2 1
M. Hossa 51 23 23 46 +23 14 4 3

Probable Sharks Lineup

Forwards

Matt Nieto - Joe Thornton - Brent Burns
Patrick Marleau - Joe Pavelski - Tommy Wingels
James Sheppard - Andrew Desjardins - Mike Brown
Martin Havlat - Bracken Kearns - Eriah Hayes

Defensive Pairings

Marc-Edouard Vlasic - Jason Demers
Brad Stuart - Justin Braun
Matt Irwin - Dan Boyle

Goaltending

Antti Niemi (27-11-6, 2.38 GAA, .913 save %, 2 SO)

Injuries

Tyler Kennedy (undisclosed) day to day, Adam Burish (back) out, Logan Couture (hand) out, Tomas Hertl (knee) out, Raffi Torres (knee) out

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
J. Thornton 55 8 47 55 +15 14 2 2
J. Pavelski 55 28 25 53 +13 26 10 3
P. Marleau 55 22 27 49 +5 12 7 2
L. Couture 43 14 21 35 +13 12 3 2
B. Burns 42 14 15 29 +21 18 1 2


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