Blackhawks @ Avalanche : Game Day Numbers

Jonathan Daniel

The Blackhawks play their first game at the United Center since January 26th, as the Colorado Avalanche come to town for an important Central Division showdown.

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Chicago Blackhawks (86 pts, 36-12-14) vs Colorado Avalanche (83 pts, 39-17-5)

7 pm CDT, United Center - Chicago, IL

TV : CSN Chicago

Radio : 720 AM WGN

Blackhawks last game : 5-1 W vs Penguins

Avalanche last game : 6-3 W vs Lightning

Enemy Territory : Mile High Hockey

Season Series/Schedule

DATE SCORE W. GOAL
Mar 12 '14
Mar 04 '14
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

151 : The number of 5 on 5 goals the Blackhawks have scored this season, the most in the NHL. The Avalanche have 128.

135 : The number of regular season wins Joel Quennville had as head coach of the Avalanche.

51.6 : The Blackhawks faceoff win percentage this season, the seventh highest in the NHL.

50-48-9-7 : The Blackhawks all time record versus the Avalanche.

49 : The number of points for Nathan MacKinnon this season, which is 12 more than any other rookie in the NHL.

32.4 : The average shots given up per game by the Avalanche this season, ranked 26th in the NHL.

3.03 : The goals per game average for the Avalanche this season, the sixth highest in the NHL.

.882 : The Avalanche's winning percentage when scoring first, only the Penguins have a higher percentage.

.714 : The Avalanche's winning percentage in one goal games, the second highest in the NHL.

Probable Blackhawks Lineup

Forwards

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

Defensive Pairings

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

Goaltender

Corey Crawford (23-10-10, 2.31 GAA, .918 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 61 27 37 64 +8 18 10 6
P. Sharp 62 29 31 60 +20 34 8 2
J. Toews 62 21 37 58 +23 28 3 3
M. Hossa 57 24 26 50 +25 16 4 4
D. Keith 61 3 45 48 20 14 2 1

Probable Avalanche Lineup

Forwards

Gabriel Landeskog - Paul Stastny - Nathan MacKinnon
Ryan O'Reilly - Matt Duchene - P.A. Parenteau
Max Talbot - John Mitchell - Jamie McGinn
Cody McLeod - Marc-Andre Cliche - Patrick Bordeleau

Defensive Pairings

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

Goaltender

Semyon Varlamov (30-11-5, 2.48 GAA, .925 save %, 1 SO)

Injuries

Alex Tanguay (hip) out

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
M. Duchene 58 19 36 55 +1 19 5 5
G. Landeskog 60 19 33 52 +17 47 4 3
N. MacKinnon 61 22 27 49 +15 20 8 5
R. O'Reilly 59 23 23 46 -1 0 7 5
P. Stastny 55 19 27 46 +10 20 3 3





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