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Blackhawks vs Oilers Numerology

The Blackhawks return home and try to go two for two for thw weekend with their first look at the Edmonton Oilers.

Jonathan Daniel


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Chicago Blackhawks (26 pts, 11-2-4) vs Edmonton Oilers (10 pts 4-12-2)

6:30 pm CDT, United Center - Chicago, IL

TV : WGN

Radio : 720 AM WGN

Blackhawks last game : 5-2 W @ Stars

Oilers last game : 2-4 L @ Flyers

Enemy Territory : The Copper & Blue

Season Series/Schedule

DATE SCORE W. GOAL
Jan 12 '14
Nov 25 '13
Nov 10 '13

117 : The number of man games the Oilers have lost to injury already this year.  They lost only 114 during the entire 48 game schedule last season.

77.6 : The Blackhawks penatly kill percentage after going six for six last night in Dallas.  They have moved from 30th to 27th in the NHL.

48 : The number of goals the Oilers have given up 5 v 5 this year, the most in the NHL.

30 : The number of points (9 G, 21 A) Patrick Kane has scored in 23 career games against the Oilers.

8 : The number of times the Oilers have socred first this year. Their record in these games is 1-5-2.

5 : The number of times the Oilers have lost by three or more goals this year.

0 : The number of regulation wins the Oilers have in four games versus the Western Conference this year.

-1.4 : The current goal differential of the Oilers.

Probable Blackhawks Lineup

Forwards

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

Defensive Pairings

Duncan Keith - Brent Seabrook
Johnny Oduya - Niklas Hjalmarsson
Nick Leddy - Michal Rozsival

Goaltender

Corey Crawford (10-2-3, 2.10 GAA, .923 save %, 0 SO)

Injuries

Michael Kostka (broken foot) out, Michal Handzus (upper body) out, Brad Mills (lower body) out

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
P. Kane 17 10 6 16 -6 8 4 3
J. Toews 17 9 7 16 5 14 2 0
P. Sharp 17 4 11 15 8 6 0 0
M. Hossa 17 8 6 14 10 4 1 0
D. Keith 17 0 12 12 3 2 0 0

Probable Oilers Lineup

Forwards

Taylor Hall - Sam Gagner - Ales Hemsky
David Perron - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Jordan Eberle
Jesse Joensuu - Boyd Gordon - Mark Arcobello
Luke Gazdic - Ryan Smyth - Nail Yakupov

Defensive Pairings

Andrew Ference - Jeff Petry
Anton Belov - Philip Larsen
Nick Schultz - Taylor Fedun

Goaltender

Devan Dubnyk (3-7-1, 3.82 GAA, .878 save %, 0 SO)

Injuries

Steve MacIntyre (knee) out, Corey Potter (back) out, Ryan Hamilton (knee) out, Tyler Pitlick (knee) out, Justin Schultz (groin) out, Richard Bachman (lower body) out

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
J. Eberle 18 3 10 13 -3 2 0 0
R. Nugent-Hopkins 16 4 8 12 -12 0 2 1
M. Arcobello 18 2 10 12 -2 4 1 1
T. Hall 11 5 5 10 -8 4 1 0
D. Perron 14 3 7 10 -2 18 1 0