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The Blackhawks look to bounce back from last night's stinker versus the San Jose Sharks

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Chicago Blackhawks (30 pts, 13-3-4) vs San Jose Sharks (31 pts, 13-2-5)

6 pm CDT, United Center - Chicago, IL

TV : WGN

Radio : 720 AM WGN

Blackhawks last game : 2-7 L @ Predators

Sharks last game : 3-1 W @ Oilers

Enemy Territory : Fear The Fin

Season Series/Schedule

DATE SCORE W. GOAL
Feb 01 '14
Jan 05 '14
Nov 17 '13

3 : The number of consecutive road wins by the Sharks.

9 : The number of points (5 G, 4 A) Patrick  Kane has scored in his last six games.

11 : The over/under on how many times Pat and Eddie will mention Tommy Wingels is from Wilmette, IL.

12 : The number of goals by rookie Thomas Hertl.

28 : The number of 1st period goals the Sharks have scored, they have only given up 11.

44 : The number of points (13 G, 31 A) scored by Joe Thornton in 41 career games versus the Blackhawks.

49 : The number of career power play goals scored by Patrick Sharp.

239 : The number of consecutive sellouts at the United Center.

19-8-0-4 : The Sharks record versus the Blackhawks in their last 31 games.

Probable Blackhawks Lineup

Forwards

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

Defensive Pairings

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

Goaltender

Corey Crawford (12-3-3, 2.50 GAA, .907 save %, 0 SO)

Injuries

Michael Kostka (broken foot) out, Michal Handzus (upper body) out, Nikolai Khabibulin (lower body)out

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
P. Kane 20 11 9 20 -3 8 4 3
J. Toews 20 9 9 18 +4 14 2 0
P. Sharp 20 5 12 17 +7 6 1 0
M. Hossa 19 9 6 15 +12 6 1 0
D. Keith 20 1 14 15 +3 2 1 1

Probable Sharks Lineup

Forwards

Patrick Marleau - Logan Couture - Tyler Kennedy
Tomas Hertl - Joe Thornton - Tommy Wingels
Matthew Nieto - Joe Pavelski - Martin Havlat
James Sheppard - Andrew Desjardins - John McCarthy

Defensive Pairings

Marc-Edouard Vlasic - Dan Boyle
Brad Stuart - Justin Braun
Scott Hannan - Jason Demers

Goaltender

Annti Niemi (10-2-5, 2.13 GAA, .918 save %, 2 SO)

Injuries

Brent Burns (face) out, Adam Burish (back surgery) out, Raffi Torres (knee) out

Leading Scorers

PLAYERGPGAP+/-PIMPPGW J. Thornton 20 2 20 22 +10 2 0 0 J. Pavelski 20 7 14 21 +5 14 4 0 P. Marleau 20 10 10 20 +6 2 5 1 L. Couture 20 8 12 20 +7 0 3 1 T. Hertl 20 12 6 18 +9 0 2 2