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The Blackhawks look to continue their winning ways against the equally hot Phoenix Coyotes.

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Chicago Blackhawks (28 pts, 12-2-4) vs Phoenix Coyotes (28 pts, 13-4-2)

7pm CDT, United Center - Chicago, IL

TV : CSN Chicago

Radio : 720 AM WGN

Blackhawks last game : 5-4 W vs Oilers

Coyotes last game : 3-2 W (OT) @ Blues

Enemy Territory : Five For Howling

Season Series/Schedule

DATE SCORE W. GOAL
Feb 07 '14
Nov 30 '13
Nov 14 '13

276 : The number of faceoff wins for Antoine Vermette, which is the most in the NHL.

199 : The number of career assists by Brent Seabrook.

47 : The number of goals the Blackhawks have scored 5 on 5 this year. Only Anaheim has scored more with 54.

15 : The number of points scored (4 G, 11 A) by Oliver Ekman-Larrson, which is third most for defensmen in the NHL. Only Erik Karlsson (18) and P.K. Subban (17) have scored more.

14 : The combined number of games the Blackhawks and Coyotes have led after the 1st period.  The Hawks are 8-0-0 and the Yotes are 6-0-0 when leading after one.

11 : The number of goals the Coyotes have scored in the 1st period this season, they have given up 19.

8 : The number of wins the Coyotes have when being outshot by their opponents.

6 : The number of consecutive win the Coyotes have at the United Center.

5 : The number of power play goals scored by Shane Doan, which has him tied for second behind Alex Ovechkin.

3.1 : The current goals per game average for the Coyotes.  They average only 2.52 goal per game last season.

Probable Blackhawks Lineup

Forwards

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

Defensive Pairings

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

Goaltender

Corey Crawford (11-2-3, 2.22 GAA, .917 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 18 10 7 17 -4 8 4 3
J. Toews 18 9 7 16 4 14 2 0
P. Sharp 18 4 12 16 7 6 0 0
M. Hossa 18 8 6 14 10 4 1 0
D. Keith 18 1 12 13 3 2 1 1

Probable Coyotes Lineup

Forwards

Shane Doan - Mike Ribeiro - David Moss
Lauri Korpikoski - Martin Hanzal - Jordan Szwarz
Rob Klinkhammer - Antoine Vermette - Mikkel Boedker
Paul Bissonnette - Kyle Chipchura - Chris Brown

Defensive Pairings

Zbynek Michalek - Oliver Ekman-Larsson
Keith Yandle - Michael Stone
David Schlemko - Rostislav Klesla

Goaltender

Mike Smith (11-3-2, 2.81 GAA, .917 save %, 0 SO)

Injuries

Radim Vrbata (lower body) questionable, Derek Morris (lower body) questionable

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
O. Ekman-Larsson 19 4 11 15 9 8 2 3
M. Hanzal 16 5 9 14 -5 23 1 1
K. Yandle 19 1 13 14 -6 8 1 0
S. Doan 18 8 5 13 2 8 5 1
R. Vrbata 17 6 7 13 -7 8 2 1

Team Stats

GP RECORD HOME AWAY L10 G/G GA/G PP% PK% PIM/G S/G S/A FO%
PHX 19 13-4-2 8-0-1 5-4-1 8-2-0 3.1 3 20 78.4 11.6 30.6 35 52.5
CHI 18 12-2-4 7-1-3 5-1-1 7-1-2 3.56 2.61 22.2 74.5 8.3 34.1 27.2 52.4

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