Blackhawks vs Wild : Game 5, Game Day Numbers

Jonathan Daniel

The series returns to Chicago for the pivotal Game 5.

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Chicago Blackhawks (6-4) vs Minnesota Wild (6-5)

Series tied at 2

8 pm CDT, United Center - Chicago, IL

TV: CNBC

Radio: 87.7 FM

Enemy Territory: Hockey Wilderness

Series Schedule/Results

DATE SCORE W. GOAL
May 15 '14 @CHI
May 13 '14 @MIN
May 11 '14 @CHI
May 09 '14 CHI 2 at MIN 4 N. Niederreiter
May 06 '14 CHI 0 at MIN 4 E. Haula
May 04 '14 MIN 1 at CHI 4 B. Saad
May 02 '14 MIN 2 at CHI 5 P. Kane

156 : The number of faceoff wins by Mikko Koivu, the most in the playoffs. Jonathan Toews is second with 151.

94.4 : The Blackhawks penalty kill percentage at home.  They have killed off 17 of their 18 penalties at the United Center.

26.9 : The Blackhawks shots per game average, down from 33.1 in the regular season.

20 : The number of goals the Blackhawks have scored at home in the playoffs. They are tied with the Bruins for the most, but Boston has played one more home game.

13 : The number of points (9 G, 4 A) for Patrick Kane in 13 career Game 5's.

6.7 : The Wild's road power play percentage.  They have only scored one road power play goal in 15 chances.

2.50 : The Blackhawks goal against average, the third lowest in the playoffs.

1.00 : The Blackhawks winning percentage when scoring first. They have yet to win a game in which the opponent scored first.

Probable Blackhawks Lineup

Forwards

Bryan Bickell - Jonathan Toews - Kris Versteeg

Patrick Sharp - Michal Handzus - Marian Hossa

Brandon Saad - Marcus Kruger - Patrick Kane

Joakim Nordstrom - Peter Regin - Ben Smith

Defensive Pairings

Duncan Keith - Brent Seabrook

Johnny Oduya - Niklas Hjalmarsson

Nick Leddy - Sheldon Brookbank

Goaltender

Corey Crawford (6-4, 2.18 GAA, .924 save %, 1 SO)

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
M. Hossa 10 2 8 10 +3 6 1 0
B. Seabrook 7 2 8 10 +4 15 1 0
J. Toews 10 4 5 9 +4 6 1 3
P. Kane 10 5 3 8 +5 8 0 2
B. Bickell 10 5 3 8 +3 6 1 0

Probable Wild Lineup

Forwards

Nino Niederreiter - Mikko Koivu - Charlie Coyle

Zach Parise - Mikael Granlund - Jason Pominville

Matt Cooke - Erik Haula - Justin Fontaine

Dany Heatley - Kyle Brodziak - Cody McCormick

Defensive Pairings

Ryan Suter - Jonas Brodin

Marco Scandella - Jared Spurgeon

Nate Prosser - Clayton Stoner

Goaltender

Ilya Bryzgalov (3-4, 2.91 GAA, .866 save %, 1 SO)

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
Z. Parise 11 4 10 14 -2 6 2 1
J. Pominville 11 2 7 9 -2 0 0 0
M. Granlund 11 4 3 7 +4 2 0 1
C. Coyle 11 3 4 7 -2 6 1 1
R. Suter 11 1 6 7 -3 4 1 0


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