Blackhawks @ Flyers, Game Day Numbers

Al Bello

The Blackhawks return to the scene of one of my greatest sports moments of my life, The Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia to take on the Flyers.

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Chicago Blackhawks (92 pts, 39-15-14) @ Philadelphia Flyers (77 pts, 35-25-7)

6:30 PM CDT, Wells Fargo Center - Philadelphia, PA

TV : CSN Chicago, NBCSN

Radio : 720 AM WGN

Blackhawks' last game : 4-1 W vs Red Wings

Flyers' last game : 4-3 W @ Penguins

Enemy Territory : Broad Street Hockey

Season Series/Schedule

DATE SCORE W. GOAL
Mar 18 '14 @ PHI
Dec 11 '13 PHI 2 at CHI 7 M. Handzus

1378 : The number of days since Patrick Kane ended the 49 year Stanley Cup drought by scoring the OT winning goal in Game 6 of the 2010 Stanley Cup Final.

369 : The number takeaways by the Flyers this season, ranked 27th in the NHL.

84.2 : The Flyers' penalty kill percentage this season, ranked 8th in the NHL.

6-10-3 : Steve Mason's career record versus the Blackhawks with a 3.52 GAA and .885 save percentage. Probably a big reason why Ray Emery is starting.

4:30 : The predicted time of the 1st when I see the first "Emery is better than Crawford" Tweet.

2.82 : The Flyers' goal per game average, 11th in the NHL.

.793 : The Flyers' winning percentage when leading after two periods, ranked 20th in the NHL.

.457 : The Blackhawks' all time point percentage against the Flyers in 129 regular season games.

Probable Blackhawks Lineup

Forwards

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

Defensive Pairings

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

Goaltender

Corey Crawford (26-12-10, 2.26 GAA, .918 save %, 1 SO)

Injuries

Nikolai Khabibulin (rotator cuff) out, Brandon Saad (upper body) out

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
P. Kane 67 29 39 68 +8 22 10 6
P. Sharp 68 29 36 65 +18 36 8 2
J. Toews 68 27 37 64 +26 30 5 4
M. Hossa 58 25 28 53 +27 16 4 4
D. Keith 67 3 50 53 +23 22 2 1

Probable Flyers Lineup

Forwards

Scott Hartnell - Claude Giroux - Jakub Voracek
Vincent Lecavalier - Brayden Schenn - Wayne Simmonds
Matt Read - Sean Couturier - Steve Downie
Zac Rinaldo - Adam Hall - Michael Raffl

Defensive Pairings

Braydon Coburn - Kimmo Timonen
Mark Streit - Nicklas Grossmann
Andrew MacDonald - Luke Schenn

Goaltender

Ray Emery (7-9-1, 3.02 GAA, .899 save %, 1 SO)

Injuries

None

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
C. Giroux 67 23 46 69 +2 32 7 4
W. Simmonds 67 21 29 50 -7 95 12 3
J. Voracek 67 18 31 49 +5 10 7 2
S. Hartnell 63 16 25 41 +7 70 7 3
B. Schenn 67 17 20 37 +2 52 3 4
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