Blackhawks @ Bruins : Game Day Numbers

Jim Rogash

Blackhawks make their first trip back to Boston since the greatest 17 seconds in sports history!


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Chicago Blackhawks (99 pts, 42-16-15) @ Boston Bruins (104 pts, 49-17-6)

6 pm CDT, TD Bank Garden - Boston, MA

TV : CSN Chicago, NHLN-US

Radio : 720 AM WGN

Blackhawks last game : 4-2 W vs Stars

Bruins last game : 1-2 L (SO) vs Canadiens

Enemy Territory : Stanley Cup of Chowder

Season Series/Schedule

ATE SCORE W. GOAL
Mar 27 '14 @ BOS
Jan 19 '14 BOS 2 at CHI 3 - SO P. Kane

579 : The number of games these two franchises have played against each other all time.

202 : The number of power play opportunities have had this season, the fewest in the NHL.

110 : The number of goals the Blackhawks have scored on the road this season, only Bruins have scored more goals away from home.

90.7 : The Blackhawks' penalty kill percentage over their last 23 games (78 for 86).

65 : The number of goals the Bruins have allowed on home ice this season, the fewest in the NHL.

36 : Patrice Bergeron's +/- rating, the best in the NHL.

17-4-4 : The Bruins' record versus the Western Conference this year.

12-1-1 : The Bruins record since March 1st.

11.1 : The Bruins' penalty minutes per game average, the 12th highest in the NHL.

5 : The number of shorthanded goals scored by Brad Marchand, the most in the NHL.

Probable Blackhawk Lineup

Forwards (an educated guess that Teuvo Teravainen is a healthy scratch)

Kris Versteeg - Jonathan Toews - Marian Hossa
Patrick Sharp - Michal Handzus - Andrew Shaw
Brandon Saad - Ben Smith - Bryan Bickell
Brandon Bollig - Marcus Kruger - Jeremy Morin

Defensive Pairings

Duncan Keith - Brent Seabrook
Johnny Oduya - Niklas Hjalmarsson
Nick Leddy - Sheldon Brookbank

Goaltender

Corey Crawford (29-13-10, 2.20 GAA, .919 save %, 2 SO)

Injuries

Nikolai Khabibulin (rotator cuff) out, Patrick Kane (lower body) out, Michal Rozsival (lower body) out

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
P. Sharp 73 30 41 71 +17 36 8 2
P. Kane 69 29 40 69 +7 22 10 6
J. Toews 73 28 39 67 +29 34 5 5
D. Keith 72 6 51 57 +24 26 3 3
M. Hossa 63 26 29 55 +29 18 4 4

Probable Bruins Lineup

Forwards

Milan Lucic - David Krejci - Jarome Iginla
Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - Reilly Smith
Chris Kelly - Carl Soderberg - Loui Eriksson
Daniel Paille - Gregory Campbell - Shawn Thornton

Defensive Pairings

Zdeno Chara - Dougie Hamilton
Johnny Boychuk - Matt Bartkowski
Kevan Miller - Torey Krug

Goaltender

Tuukka Rask (32-14-5, 2.05 GAA, .930 save %, 6 SO)

Injuries

Dennis Seidenberg (knee) out, Adam McQuaid (leg) out

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
D. Krejci 72 16 44 60 +35 28 2 5
J. Iginla 72 28 30 58 +32 42 4 7
M. Lucic 71 21 32 53 +27 78 3 5
P. Bergeron 72 23 28 51 +36 37 6 6
R. Smith 72 19 28 47 +22 14 5 3

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