Blackhawks @ Kings, Numerology

Harry How

The Blackhawks west coast swing continues with a stop in the City of Angels and a meeting with the scoring challenged Kings.


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Chicago Blackhawks (80 pts, 33-10-14) @ Los Angeles Kings (66 pts, 30-21-6)

9:30 pm CDT, Staples Center - Los Angeles, CA

TV : WGN

Radio : 720 AM WGN

Blackhawks' last game : 1-2 L (SO) @ Sharks

Kings' last game : 0-2 L vs Flyers

Enemy Territory : Jewels From The Crown

Season Series/Schedule

DATE SCORE W. GOAL
Feb 03 '14 @LAK
Dec 30 '13 LAK 0 at CHI 1 B. Saad
Dec 15 '13 LAK 1 at CHI 3 K. Versteeg

6000 : Tonight's game is the 6000th in Blackhawks franchise history.

202 : The number of power play opportunities for the Kings this year, tied for the third most in the NHL.  They have only produced 28 power play goals, for 13.9% conversion rate, the 29th ranked power play unit.

61 : The number of the takeaways credited to Marian Hossa, the most in the NHL.

31.3 : The average number of shots per game for the Kings, 9th in the NHL, even though they have the second fewest goals per game average at 2.25.

31 : The number of 2nd period goals scored by the Kings, the least in the NHL.  The Blackhawks have 77 2nd period goals, the most in the NHL.

22:55 : Drew Doughty's average time on ice per game, the sixth highest average in the NHL.

11 : The number of games, in the last 42 played, in which the Kings have given up more than two goals.

6-8-2 : The Kings' record versus the Central Division this year.

3 : The number of consecutive games in which Brandon Saad, Marian Hossa and Kris Versteeg have at least one point in.

2-7-1 : The Kings' record in their last 10 games.

Probable Blackhawks Lineup

Forwards

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

Defensive Pairings

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

Goaltender

Corey Crawford (20-8-10, 2.40 GAA, .914 save %, 0 SO)

Injuries

Nikolai Khabibulin (rotator cuff) out

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
P. Kane 57 25 35 60 +8 18 9 6
P. Sharp 57 28 27 55 +16 30 8 2
J. Toews 57 18 34 52 +19 26 3 2
D. Keith 56 3 45 48 +18 8 2 1
M. Hossa 52 23 24 47 +23 14 4 3

Probable Kings Lineup

Forwards

Tyler Toffoli - Anze Kopitar - Jeff Carter
Dustin Brown - Mike Richards - Justin Williams
Dwight King - Jarret Stoll - Trevor Lewis
Kyle Clifford - Colin Fraser - Jordan Nolan

Defensive Pairings

Jake Muzzin - Drew Doughty
Robyn Regehr - Slava Voynov
Willie Mitchell - Matt Greene

Goaltender

Jonathan Quick (15-12-2, 2.13 GAA, .913 save %, 3 SO)

Injuries

None

Leadings Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
A. Kopitar 57 16 27 43 +21 16 7 5
M. Richards 57 7 28 35 -4 20 3 2
J. Carter 47 20 14 34 +4 22 5 3
J. Williams 57 14 15 29 +5 32 4 1
D. Doughty 57 7 21 28 +14 52 4 1

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