Blackhawks vs Predators, Game Day Numbers

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The Blackhawks return home for meeting with the Nashville #Perds.

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Chicago Blackhawks (90 pts, 38-14-14) vs Nashville Predators (66 pts, 28-28-10)

7 pm CDT, United Center - Chicago, IL

TV : CSN Chicago

Radio : 720 AM WGN

Blackhawks last game : 2-3 L @ Avanlanche

Predators last game : 4-1 W @ Sabres

Enemy Territory : On the Forecheck

Season Series/Schedule

DATE SCORE W. GOAL
Apr 12 '14 @NSH
Mar 23 '14 @CHI
Mar 14 '14 @ CHI
Dec 17 '13 CHI 3 at NSH 1 P. Kane
Nov 16 '13 CHI 2 at NSH 7 P. Hornqvist

82 : The number of goals scored at home by the Predators this season, ranked 24th in the NHL.

14 : The number of regulation losses for the Blackhawks this season, tied with St. Louis for the fewest in the NHL.

6 : The number of points scored (1 G, 5 A) by Patrick Sharp during his current five game point streak.

4 : The number of consecutive home games lost by the Predators.

2 : The number of consecutive games both Nick Spaling and Craig Smith have scored goals in.

1-7 : The Predators record in shootouts this season.

0 : The number of shorthanded goals given up by the Predators this season.

-3 : The +/- for both Marcus Kruger and Ben Smith in two games against the Predators this season.

-32 : The Predators' goal differential this season.

Probable Blackhawks Lineup

Forwards

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

Defensive Pairings

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

Goaltender

Corey Crawford (25-11-10, 2.27 GAA, .918 save %, 1 SO)

Injuries

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

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
P. Kane 65 29 38 67 +8 20 10 6
P. Sharp 66 29 35 64 +18 34 8 2
J. Toews 66 25 37 62 +26 30 5 4
D. Keith 65 3 48 51 +23 20 2 1
M. Hossa 57 24 26 50 +25 16 4 4

Probable Predators Lineup

Forwards

Matt Cullen - Mike Fisher - Nick Spaling
Eric Nystrom - Colin Wilson - Craig Smith
Richard Clune - Paul Gaustad - Viktor Stalberg
Patric Hornqvist - Colton Sissons - Gabriel Bourque

Defensive Pairings

Roman Josi - Shea Weber
Seth Jones - Mattias Ekholm
Michael Del Zotto - Ryan Ellis

Goaltender

Pekka Rinne (5-7-1, 2.29 GAA, .918 save %, 0 SO)

Injuries

None

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
S. Weber 63 16 26 42 -14 44 9 4
C. Smith 63 20 20 40 +9 18 5 3
D. Legwand 62 10 30 40 -8 30 4 2
M. Fisher 59 16 19 35 -11 58 4 2
P. Hornqvist 61 12 21 33 -10 22 6 4
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