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The Blackhawks play their first road game of the season tonight, in St. Louis, against the hated Blues.

Dilip Vishwanat

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Chicago Blackhawks (3 pts 1-0-1) @ St. Louis Blues (4 pts, 2-0-0)

7pm Scottrade Center - St. Louis, MO

TV : NBCSN

Radio : 720 AM WGN

Blackhawks last game : 2-3 SO vs Lightning

Blues last game : 7-0 vs Panthers

Enemy Territory : STL Game Time

Season Series/Schedule

DATE SCORE W. GOAL
Apr 05 '14
Mar 18 '14
Dec 27 '13
Oct 16 '13
Oct 08 '13

42.9 : The kill rate for the Blackhawks' penalty kill unit, dead last in the NHL.

28 : Number of points (11 G, 17 A) Jonathan Toews has scored on the Blues in 32 games.

10 : The number of Blues players to have scored a least one goal this season.

9 : Career wins for Corey Crawford against the Blues in 12 games.

7 : The amount of hits the Blackhawks have out hit the Blues by through two games, 49 to 42.

5.5 : The Blues current goals per game average, 2nd in the NHL.

4 : The number goals the Blackhawks have given up in the 3rd period through two games. They have given up 6 total goals.

2.08 : Jaroslav Halak's career goals against average versus the Blackhawks in 7 games.

0 : The amount of St. Louis fans that care about tonight's game because the Cardinals are playing at the same time.

-5 : David Backes' career +/- versus the Blackhawks in 39 games.

Probable Blackhawks Lineup

Fowards

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

Defensive Pairings

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

Goaltender

Corey Crawford (1-0-1, 2.88 GAA, .875 save %, 0 SO)

Injuries

None

Leading Scorers

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

Probable Blues Lineup

Forwards

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

Defensive Pairings

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

Goaltender

Jaroslav Halak (2-0-0, 1.00 GAA, .959 save %, 1 SO)

Injuries

None

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
A. Steen 2 2 1 3 1 4 1 0
V. Sobotka 2 1 2 3 3 4 0 0
J. Schwartz 2 1 2 3 3 5 0 0
D. Roy 2 1 2 3 0 2 0 0
A. Pietrangelo 2 0 3 3 2 0 0 0

Team Stats


GP RECORD HOME AWAY L10 G/G GA/G PP% PK% PIM/G S/G S/A FO%
HAWKS 2 1-0-1 1-0-1 0-0-0 1-0-1 4 3 22.2 42.9 7 36.5 24 50.8
BLUES 2 2-0-0 2-0-0 0-0-0 2-0-0 5.5 1 37.5 100 31.5 31 24.5 53.6