Blackhawks vs Penguins : Game Day Numbers

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The Blackhawks and Penguins get to the joy of playing outdoors during one of the worst Chicago winters in history.


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Chicago Blackhawks (84 pts, 35-12-14) vs Pittsburgh Penguins (84 pts, 40-15-4)

7 pm CDT, Soldier Field - Chicago, IL

TV : NBC

Radio : 720 AM WGN

Blackhawks last game : 1-2 L @ Rangers

Penguins last game : 5-6 L (OT) vs Canadiens

Enemy Territory : PensBurgh

Season Series/Schedule

DATE SCORE W. GOAL
Mar 30 '14 @ PIT
Mar 01 '14 @ CHI

2572 : The number of days since Sidney Crosby last played against the Blackhawks on February 14, 2007.

132 : The number of combined 3rd period goals scored this season by these two teams. The Blackhawks are third in the NHL with 68 3rd period goals and the Penguins are fourth with 64.

86.2 : The Penguins penalty kill percentage, the second best in the NHL.

38 : The number of 1st period goals given up by the Penguins this season, the fifth least in the NHL.

29 : The number of power play points (9 G, 20 A) scored by Sidney Crosby this season, the third most in the NHL.

9 : The number of points (4 G, 5 A) scored by Evgeni Malkin during his current six game points streak.

7: The number losses by three goals or more for the Penguins this season, the Blackhawks have three.

5 : The number wins for both the Blackhawks and Penguins this season when trailing after two periods.

4 : The number of consecutive games in which James Neal has scored a goal.

3-3-0 : The Penguins record versus the Central Division this season.

Probable Blackhawks Lineup

Forwards

Patrick SharpJonathan ToewsMarian Hossa
Kris VersteegPeter ReginPatrick Kane
Bryan BickellAndrew ShawBrandon Saad
Brandon BolligMarcus KrugerBen Smith

Defensive Pairings

Duncan KeithBrent Seabrook
Niklas HjalmarssonJohnny Oduya
Nick LeddyMichal Rozsival

Goaltender

Corey Crawford (22-10-10, 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 Penguins Lineup

Forwards

Chris Kunitz - Sidney Crosby - Brian Gibbons
Jussi Jokinen - Evgeni Malkin - James Neal
Tanner Glass - Brandon Sutter - Chuck Kobasew
Taylor Pyatt - Joe Vitale - Craig Adams

Defensive Pairings

Olli Maatta - Matt Niskanen
Rob Scuderi - Robert Bortuzzo
Brooks Orpik - Deryk Engelland

Goaltender

Marc-Andre Fleury (31-13-3, 2.29 GAA, .917 save %, 4 SO)

Injuries


Paul Martin (hand) out, Kris Letang (stroke) out, Beau Bennett (wrist) out, Pascal Dupuis (knee) out, Tomas Vokoun (blood clot) out

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
S. Crosby 59 29 51 80 +12 36 9 5
E. Malkin 48 18 42 60 +15 52 4 3
C. Kunitz 59 27 28 55 +25 48 12 6
J. Neal 38 21 26 47 +16 39 8 3
J. Jokinen 59 16 27 43 +9 6 4 3

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