Blackhawks @ Avalanche : Game Day Numbers

Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

The Blackhawks and Avs faceoff for the last time until a very possible playoff matchup.

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Chicago Blackhawks (90 pts, 38-13-14) @ Colorado Avalanche (89 pts, 42 18-5)

8:30 pm CDT, Pepsi Center - Denver, CO

TV : CSN Chicago

Radio : 720 AM WGN

Blackhawks' last game : 2-1 W @ Sabres

Avalanche's last game : 3-2 W (OT) vs Jets

Enemy Territory : Mile High Hockey

Season Series/Schedule

DATE SCORE W. GOAL
Mar 12 '14
Mar 04 '14 COL 4 at CHI 2 T. Barrie
Jan 14 '14 COL 3 at CHI 2 - OT T. Barrie
Dec 27 '13 COL 2 at CHI 7 P. Sharp
Nov 19 '13 CHI 1 at COL 5 G. Landeskog

337:14 : The amount of time the Blackhawks have spent on the power play the season, only Boston has less power play time. The Avalanche are ranked 27th with 337:56.

104 : The number of goals the Blackhawks have scored on the road this season, the only team with over 100 road goals.

89.19 : The Blackhawks penalty kill percentage since January 1st, the 2nd best in the NHL. (Thanks Jen!)

88.9 : The Avalanche's winning percentage when scoring first, the best in the NHL.

81 : The number of points (38 G, 43 A) Patrick Sharp has scored in March during his career. The only month he has scored more points in is November (83).

43 : The number of days since Antti Raanta's last start.

8 : The number of major penalties dished out to the Blackhawks this season, tied with Detroit for the least in the NHL.

6 : The number of points (3 G, 3 A) Tyson Barrie has against the Blackhawks this season, including two game winning goals.

3.35 : The Blackhawks' goals per game average this season, still the most in the NHL. The Avalanche are 6th with 3.02.

1.42 : The Blackhawks' 5 on 5 goals differential, the second highest in the NHL.

Probable Blackhawks Lineup

Forwards

Brandon Saad - Jonathan Toews - Andrew Shaw
Patrick Sharp - Michal Handzus - Patrick Kane
Bryan Bickell - Peter Regin - Kris Versteeg
Brandon Bollig -Marcus Kruger - Ben Smith

Defensive Pairings

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

Goaltender

Antti Raanta (12-2-3, 2.40 GAA, .904 save , 1 SO)

Injuries

Marian Hossa (upper body) out, Nikolai Khabibulin (rotator cuff) out

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
P. Kane 64 28 38 66 +6 18 10 6
P. Sharp 65 29 34 63 +17 34 8 2
J. Toews 65 25 37 62 +25 30 5 4
M. Hossa 57 24 26 50 +25 16 4 4
D. Keith 64 3 47 50 +23 18 2 1

Probable Avalanche Lineup

Forwards

Gabriel Landeskog - Nathan MacKinnon - Jamie McGinn
Ryan O'Reilly - Matt Duchene - John Mitchell
Paul Carey - Max Talbot - Cody McLeod
Andre Beniot - Marc-Andre Cliche - Patrick Bordeleau

Defensive Pairings

Jan Hejda - Erik Johnson
Tyson Barrie _ Nate Guenin
Nick Holden - Cory Sarich

Goaltender

Semyon Varlamov (32-12-5, 2.45 GAA, .925 save %, 1 SO)

Injuries

Alex Tanguay (hip) out, P.A. Parenteau (right knee) out, Paul Stastny (back) day-to-day.

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
M. Duchene 62 21 39 60 +5 19 5 6
G. Landeskog 64 19 33 52 +17 49 4 3
R. O'Reilly 63 24 27 51 +4 0 7 5
N. MacKinnon 65 22 29 51 +17 22 8 5
P. Stastny 58 20 27 47 +10 22 3 3
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