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Preview : Blackhawks vs Blues Numerology

Jonathan Daniel

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Chicago Blackhaws (9 pts, 4-1-1) vs St. Louis Blues (8 pts 4-1-0)

7pm CDT United Center - Chicago, IL

TV: CSN Chicago

Radio: 720 AM WGN

Blachawks last game : 3-2 W/SO @ Hurricanes

Blues last game : 2-6 L vs Sharks

Enemy Territory : St Louis Game Time

Season Series/Schedule

DATE SCORE W. GOAL
Apr 05 '14
Mar 18 '14
Dec 27 '13
Oct 16 '13
Oct 08 '13 CHI 2 at STL 3 A. Steen

2008 : The last year the Blues won in their first visit of the season to the United Center.

100 : Blackhawks power play percentage versus the Blues this year.

27.4 : Amount of penalty minutes the Blues are averaging through 5 games, which by far the most in the league. But that's Maxim Lapierre's fault, right? Captain David Backes leading by example with 18 penalty minutes so far.  Best captain ever!

23 : Shots on goal by both Duncan Keith and Patrick Kane, who are tied for the team lead.

18 : Career goals for Marian Hossa versus the Blues in 31 career games.

9 : Consecutive one goal games, in Chicago, between the Blues and Hawks.

8 : Goals the Hawks have given up in the 3rd period this year.  They have given up a total of 14.

4 : Points (1 G, 3 A) Derrick Roy has scored on the power play this season.

3 : Games in a row with an assist for Duncan Keith.

0 : Road games the Blues have played this season.

Probable Blackhawks Lineup

Forwards

Bryan Bickell - Jonathan Toews - Patrick Kane
Patrick Sharp - Michal Handzus - Marian Hossa
Brandon Saad - Andrew Shaw - Joakim Nordstrom
Brandon Bollig - Brandon Pirri - Marcus Kruger

Defensive Pairings

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

Goaltender

Corey Crawford (3-1-1, 2.33 GAA, .917 save %, 0 SO)

Injuries

None

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
P. Kane 6 4 1 5 -3 4 2 1
B. Saad 6 2 3 5 2 0 1 0
J. Toews 6 2 2 4 -1 4 1 0
P. Sharp 6 1 3 4 0 2 0 0
N. Hjalmarsson 6 0 4 4 4 4 0 0

Probable Blues Lineup

Fowards

Alex Steen - David Backes - T.J. Oshie
Jaden Schwartz - Patrik Berglund - Vladimir Tarasenko
Brenden Morrow - Derek Roy - Chris Stewart
Magnus Paajarvi - Vladimir Sobotka -Ryan Reaves

Defensive Pairings

Jay Bouwmeester - Alex Pietrangelo
Jordan Leopold - Kevin Shattenkirk
Barret Jackman - Roman Polak

Goaltender

Jaroslav Halak (4-1-0, 2.36 GAA, .917 save %, 1 SO)

Injuries

None

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
A. Steen 5 4 4 8 2 4 1 1
D. Backes 5 4 2 6 1 18 2 1
D. Roy 5 2 4 6 0 4 1 0
V. Tarasenko 5 4 1 5 4 0 1 0
A. Pietrangelo 5 0 5 5 3 0 0 0

Team Stats

GP RECORD HOME AWAY L10 G/G GA/G PP% PK% PIM/G S/G S/A FO%
STL 5 4-1-0 4-1-0 0-0-0 4-1-0 4.2 2.6 30 72 27.4 31.4 29 53.1
CHI 6 4-1-1 3-0-1 1-1-0 4-1-1 2.83 2.33 21.7 72.2 8.2 34.2 27.3 49.6