Blackhawks @ Rangers : Game Day Numbers

Bruce Bennett

The Blackhawks get back to business with their first trip to Madison Square Garden in over two years as they take on our old punching bag Alain Vigneault and the New York Rangers.


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Chicago Blackhawks (84 pts, 35-11 -14) @ New York Rangers (67 pts, 32-24-3)

6 pm CDT, Madison Square Garden - New York, NY

TV : CSN Chicago, NHLH-US

Radio : WGN 720 AM

Blackhawks last game : 0-2 L @ Coyotes

Rangers last game : 4-3 W (SO) @ Penguins

Enemy Territory : Blueshirt Banter

Season Series/Schedule

DATE SCORE W. GOAL
Feb 27 '14 @ NYR
Jan 08 '14 NYR 3 at CHI 2 C. Hagelin

580 : The number of times the Blackhawks have played the Rangers in the regular season. They have only played the Red Wings and Maple Leafs more.

202 : The number of goals scored by the Blackhawks, the only team to have scored over 200 so far this season.

51 : The number of points (24 G, 27 A) scored by Rick Nash in 56 career games against the Blackhawks.

43 : The number of points scored by Mats Zucarello, the most on the Rangers, who is sidelined after breaking his hand while playing for Norway in the Olympics.

39 : The number of goals the Rangers have scored on the power play this season, ranked 8th in the NHL.  The Blackhawks have are 4th with 42 PPG.

9 : The number of Olympic medal winners between these two teams, six on the Blackhawks and three on the Rangers.

8 : The number of games the Rangers have earned at least one point in their last ten games against the Blackhawks.

7-3-0 : The Rangers record over their last ten games.

6 : The number of overtime goals given up by the Blackhawks this season, tied for the most in the NHL.

3-17-1 : The Rangers record when trailing after two periods.

Probable Blackhawks Lineup

Forwards

Patrick Sharp - Jonathan Toews - Marian Hossa
Kris Versteeg - Peter Regin - 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 (22-9-10, 2.35 GAA, .916 Save %, 1 SO)

Injuries

Nikolai Khabibulin (rotator cuff) out

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
P. Kane 59 27 36 63 +8 18 10 6
P. Sharp 60 28 30 58 +18 34 8 2
J. Toews 60 19 36 55 +21 28 3 2
M. Hossa 55 24 26 50 +26 16 4 4
D. Keith 59 3 45 48 +19 8 2 1

Probable Rangers Lineup

Forwards

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

Defensive Pairings

Ryan McDonagh - Dan Girardi
Marc Staal - Anton Stralman
John Moore - Kevin Klein

Goaltender

Cam Talbot (10-5-0, 1.79 GAA, .935 save %, 2 SO)

Injuries

Mats Zuccarello (hand) out, Marc Staal (back) doubtful

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
M. Zuccarello 58 15 28 43 +5 24 4 3
B. Richards 59 15 27 42 -4 16 3 2
D. Stepan 59 10 25 35 +4 12 2 1
D. Brassard 58 11 23 34 -3 24 5 3
C. Kreider 52 13 17 30 +12 64 6 0



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