Blackhawks @ Capitals : Game Day Numbers

Rob Carr

The Blackhawks return to the nation's capital, this time for an actual game.


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Chicago Blackhawks (107 pts, 46-19-15) @ Washington Capitals (87 pts, 37-30-13)


6 pm CDT, Verizon Center - Washington DC.


TV: CSN Chicago, NBCSN


Radio: 87.7 FM


Blackhawks last game: 3-2 W (OT) vs Canadiens


Capitals last game: 5-2 W @ Hurricanes


Enemy Territory :


Japers' Rink


381 : The number of shots on goal Alex Ovechkin has this season, the most in the NHL.

67 : The number of power play goals the Capitals have scored, the most in the NHL.

62 : The number points (11 G, 51 A) Adam Oates had in his playing career against the Blackhawks.

47.9 : The Capitals' team CF% this season, ranked 24th in the NHL.

7 : The number of seasons since the Capitals last missed the playoffs.

5 : The number of goals Alex Ovechkin has scored against the Blackhawks in seven career games. He is also a -3.

3 : The number goals Peter Regin has scored in 13 career games against the games, the most he has scored against any team.

2.86 : The Capitals goals against average this season, ranked 24th in the NHL.


Probable Blackhawks Lineup

Forwards

Patrick SharpAndrew ShawMarian Hossa

Kris VersteegBen SmithBrandon Saad

Bryan BickellPeter ReginJeremy Morin

Brandon BolligMarcus KrugerJoakim Nordstrom

Defensive Pairings

Duncan KeithBrent Seabrook

Niklas HjalmarssonJohnny Oduya

Nick LeddyMichal Rozsival

Goaltender

Corey Crawford (32-15-10, 2.22 GAA, .918 save %, 2 SO)

Injuries

Nikolai Khabibulin (rotator cuff) out, Patrick Kane (lower body) out, Jonathan Toews (upper body) out

Probable Capitals Lineup

Forwards

Mikail Grabovski – Nicklas BackstromAlex Ovechkin

Evgeny Kuzetsov – Marcus Johansson – Troy Brouwer

Jason ChimeraEric Fehr – Joel Ward

Aaron Volpatti – Jay Beagle – Tom Wilson

Defensive Pairings

Karl Alzner – John Carlson

Dimitri Orlov – Tyson Strachan

Julien Broulilette – Patrick Wey

Goaltender

Jaroslav Halak (28-13-7, 2.29 GAA, .919 save %, 4 SO)

Injuries

Mike Green (upper body) doubtful, Jack Hillen (upper body) out,Brooks Laich (groin surgery) out, Patrick Wey (head) out

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