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The Blackhawks pay another visit to the Jets who have been their whipping boy so far this year.

Marianne Helm

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Chicago Blackhawks (32 pts, 14-4-4) @ Winnipeg Jets (23 pts, 10-10-3)

7 pm CDT, MTS Centre - Winnipeg, MB

TV : CSN Chicago

Radio : 720 AM WGN

Blackhawks last game : 1-5 L @ Avalanche

Jets last game : 5-4 W (OT) vs Flames

Enemy Territory : Arctic Ice Hockey

Season Series/Schedule

DATE SCORE W. GOAL
Jan 26 '14
Nov 21 '13
Nov 06 '13 WPG 1 at CHI 4 P. Kane
Nov 02 '13 CHI 5 at WPG 1 B. Bollig

81.5 : The Blackhawks' penalty kill rate on the road this season, 14th in the NHL.

78 : The number of shots on goal by Dustin Byfuglien, which is second on the team and tops among all NHL  defensemen,

63 : The number hits the Jets have recorded in two games against the Blackhawks. The Hawks have just 26 in those games but outscored Winnipeg 9-2.

14 : The number of goals the Jets have scored in the 2nd period. The Blackhawks have 31 2nd period goals.

6 : The number of shootout goals by Andrew Ladd in seven attempts this year.

5 : The number of Ondrej Pavelec's eight wins that have come via the shootout.

3 : The number of shorthanded goals given up by the Jets. Only St. Louis and Tampa Bay have given up more.

3-8-1 : The Jets' record versus the Central Division this year.

2-4-1 : The Blackhawks' record when their opponent scores first. They are 12-0-3 when they score the first goal.

-8 : The Jets' current goal differential. The have scored 56 and given up 64 through 23 games.

Probable Blackhawks Lineup

Forwards

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

Defensive Pairings

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

Goaltender

Corey Crawford (13-4-3, 2.55 GAA, .905 save %, 0 SO)

Injuries

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

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
P. Kane 22 11 11 22 -3 8 4 3
P. Sharp 22 7 13 20 +8 6 1 1
J. Toews 22 10 9 19 +4 14 2 0
D. Keith 22 1 15 16 +3 2 1 1
M. Hossa 19 9 6 15 +12 6 1 0

Probable Jets Lineup

Forwards

Andrew Ladd - Bryan Little - Blake Wheeler
Evander Kane - Olli Jokinen - Devin Setoguchi
Matt Halischuk - Mark Scheifele - Michael Frolik
Eric Tangradi - James Wright - Chris Thorburn

Defensive Pairings

Dustin Byfuglien - Grant Clitsome
Keaton Ellerby - Tobias Enstrom
Zach Redmond - Adam Pardy

Goaltender

Ondrej Pavelec (8-8-2, 2.74 GAA, .915 save %, 1 SO)

Injuries

Mark Stuart (hip) questionable, Zach Bogosian (groin) out, Jim Slater (sports hernia) out

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
B. Little 23 12 9 21 +5 20 1 1
A. Ladd 23 5 12 17 +7 14 1 0
D. Byfuglien 23 5 12 17 -5 34 3 0
B. Wheeler 23 5 10 15 -2 12 2 0
E. Kane 21 6 7 13 +1 25 0 1