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Joel Auerbach


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Chicago Blackhawks (12 pts 5-1-2) @ Florida Panthers (6 pts 3-6-0)

6:30 pm CDT, BB&T Center - Sunrise, FL

TV: CSN Chicago

Radio : 720 AM WGN

Blackhawks last game : 3-1 W vs Maple Leafs

Panthers last game : 2-1 W vs Wild

Enemy Territory : Litter Box Cats

Season Series/Schedule

DATE SCORE W. GOAL
Dec 07 '13
Oct 21 '13

66 : Shots on goal in the 3rd period by the Blackhawks.  They have 102 in the 1st and 98 in the 2nd.

59 : Points (31 G, 28 A) Marian Hossa has scored against the Panthers in 49 career games.

40 : Total man games lost for the Panthers already this season.

33 : Years spent in the Blackhawks organization by Panthers' GM Dale Tallon as a player, broadcaster and front office executive.

25:33 : Brian Campbell's average time on ice, slightly higher than Duncan Keith's 25:24.

16.3 : Average penalty minutes per game by the Panthers, 4th highest in the NHL.

16 : Panthers who are currently a minus this year.  The Blackhawks only have 4 players who are a minus.

4 : One goal games the Panthers have played, they have won only one of those games.

3 : Goals scored by the Blackhawks in the 3rd period and the Panthers in the 1st period this year.

-9 : Goal differential for the Panthers at 5 on 5.

Probable Blackhawks Lineup

Forwards

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

Defensive Pairings

Duncan Keith - Brent Seabrook
Johnny Oduya - Niklas Hjalmarsson
Nick Leddy - Mike Kostka

Goaltender

Corey Crawford (4-1-2, 2.07 GAA, .922 save %, 0 SO)

Injuries

None

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
B. Saad 8 2 4 6 2 0 1 0
P. Kane 8 4 1 5 -3 4 2 1
M. Hossa 8 3 2 5 4 0 0 0
N. Hjalmarsson 8 0 5 5 6 4 0 0
J. Toews 8 2 2 4 0 8 1 0

Probable Panthers Lineup

Forwards

Scottie Upshall - Scott Gomez - Brad Boyes
Tomas Fleischmann - Aleksander Barkov - Kris Versteeg
Nick Bjugstad - Jonathan Huberdeau - Jesse Winchester
Shawn Matthias - Marcel Goc - Tomas Kopecky

Defensive Pairings

Brian Campbell - Tom Gilbert
Dmitry Kulikov - Mike Weaver
Erik Gudbranson - Matt Gilroy

Goaltender

Tim Thomas (2-3-0, 3.36 GAA, .901 save %, 0 SO)

Injuries

Ed Jovanovski (hip) doubtful, Steven Pinizzotto (hip) out

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
T. Fleischmann 9 1 7 8 -1 4 0 0
B. Boyes 9 4 2 6 -2 2 1 0
A. Barkov 9 3 3 6 -2 0 2 1
J. Huberdeau 9 3 2 5 -5 6 1 0
B. Campbell 9 0 5 5 1 4 0 0

Team Stats

GP RECORD HOME AWAY L10 G/G GA/G PP% PK% PIM/G S/G S/A FO%
CHI 8 5-1-2 4-0-2 1-1-0 5-1-2 2.75 2.12 20 73.1 10.5 34.2 26.5 50.6
FLA 9 3-6-0 2-2-0 1-4-0 3-6-0 2.11 3.56 11.8 80.6 16.3 26.6 32 44.7