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The Blackhawks continue their trip through Florida with a stop in Tampa Bay.

Joel Auerbach

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Chicago Blackhawks (14 pts, 6-1-2) @ Tampa Bay Lightning (10 pts, 5-3-0)

6:30 pm CDT Tampa Bay Times Forum - Tampa, FL

TV : CSN-Chicago

Radio : 720 AM WGN

Blackhawks' last game : 3-2 W (SO) @ Panthers

Lightning's last game : 0-5 L vs Bruins

Enemy Territory : Raw Charge

Season Series/Schedule

DATE SCORE W. GOAL
Oct 23 '13
Oct 04 '13 TBL 3 at CHI 2 - SO V. Filppula

1 : Games the Blackhawks have not scored first this season, their only regulation loss of the year in St. Louis.

2 : 1st period goals given up by the Lightning in 8 games.

2.11 : Goals allowed per game by the Blackhawks, 6th lowest in the NHL.

3.12 : Goals scored per game by the Lightning, 8th best in the NHL.

4 : Combined points from Steven Stamkos and Martin St. Louis in the first meeting between these two teams.

9-5-1 : Lightning's record in their last 15 home games.

12 : Points (3 G, 9 A) scored by Patrick Kane in just 6 career games versus the Lightning.

16.8 : Average penalty minutes per game for the Lightning, 3rd most in the NHL.

45 : Combined blocked shots by Niklas Hjalmarsson and Johnny Oduya.

Probable Blackhawks Lineup

Fowards

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 - Michal Rozsival

Goaltender

Nikolai Khabibulin (1-0-0, 2.00 GAA, .895 save %, 0 SO)

Injuries

Michael Kostka (lower body) out

Leading Scorers

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

Probable Lightning Lineup

Forwards

Ryan Malone Steven Stamkos - Martin St. Louis
Alex Killorn - Valtteri Filppula - Richard Panik
Ondrej Palat - Tyler Johnson - Teddy Purcell
Brett Connolly - Nate Thompson - B.J. Crombeen

Defensive Pairings

Matt Carle - Radko Gudas
Sami Salo - Victor Hedman
Andrej Sustr - Eric Brewer

Goaltender

Ben Bishop (5-1-0, 2.11 GAA, .924 save %, 0 SO)

Injuries

Brian Lee (knee) questionable

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
S. Stamkos 8 5 5 10 5 2 1 2
M. St Louis 8 4 6 10 6 0 0 0
T. Purcell 8 4 4 8 3 0 3 1
V. Filppula 8 4 2 6 3 2 1 0
A. Killorn 8 2 4 6 2 6 1 1

Team Stats

GP RECORD HOME AWAY L10 G/G GA/G PP% PK% PIM/G S/G S/A FO%
CHI 9 6-1-2 4-0-2 2-1-0 6-1-2 2.67 2.11 21.9 74.1 9.6 33.7 26 51.2
TB 8 5-3-0 3-2-0 2-1-0 5-3-0 3.12 2.62 21.2 78.8 16.8 25.9 26.6 51.2