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The circus trip makes its final stop in Glendale with Hawks looking to win their sixth in a row.

Christian Petersen

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Chicago Blackhawks (42 pts, 19-4-4) @ Phoenix Coyotes (34 pts, 15-6-4)

7 pm CDT, Jobing.com Arena - Glendale, AZ

TV : CSN Chicago

Radio : 720 AM WGN

Blackhawks' last game : 2-1 W (SO) @ Stars

Coyotes' last game : 3-1 W @ Wild

Enemy Territory : Five For Howling

Season Series/Schedule

DATE SCORE W. GOAL
Feb 07 '14
Nov 30 '13
Nov 14 '13 PHX 4 at CHI 5 - SO B. Pirri

500 : The number games Derek Morris will have played in a Coyotes uniform once he takes his first shift tonight.

442 : The number of wins for Coyotes' head coach since the start of the 02-03 season, second only behind Mike Babcock and one more win than Joel Quenneville.

72.5 : The Coyotes penalty kill rate at home, only the Blackhawks have a worse home penalty kill in the league.

47 : The number of total man games lost for the Blackhawks this season.

22.1: The power play sucess rate for the Coytoes, the 6th best in the NHL.

19-0-0 : The combined record of the Blackhawks and Coyotes when leading after the 1st period.

12-0-1 : The Coyotes' record this year when giving up 3 goals or less.

10: The number of assists for Keith Yandle on the power play.

6 : The number of players in the expansion era (since 1967-68) who have scored at least one goal for the same franchise in 18 consecutive seasons; Shane Doan is one of those.

.849 : The Coyotes' winning percentage when scoring first since the start of the 09-10 season, the best in the NHL during this time span.

Probable Blackhawks Lineup

Forwards

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

Defensive Pairings

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

Goaltender

Annti Raanta (1-0-0, 2.24 GAA, .895 save %, 0 SO)

Injuries

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

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
P. Kane 27 15 13 28 -3 10 6 5
J. Toews 27 12 12 24 +9 14 2 0
P. Sharp 27 10 13 23 +12 8 1 1
D. Keith 27 1 21 22 +11 4 1 1
M. Hossa 22 10 8 18 +15 6 1 1

Coyotes Probable Lineup

Forwards

Shane Doan - Mike Ribeiro -David Moss
Tim Kennedy - Martin Hanzal - Radim Vrbata
Rob Klinkhammer - Antoine Vermette - Mikkel Boedker
Kyle Chipchura - Jeff Halpern - Jordan Szwarz

Defensive Pairings

Michael Stone - Oliver Ekman-Larsson
Keith Yandle - Derek Morris
Connor Murphy - David Schlemko

Goaltender

Mike Smith (12-5-4, 3.02 GAA, .911 save %, 0 SO)

Injuries

Lauri Korpikoski (upper body) out, Zbynek Michalek (lower body) out

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
R. Vrbata 23 8 13 21 +1 8 3 2
M. Hanzal 22 7 14 21 +2 27 1 1
S. Doan 24 11 9 20 +0 8 6 1
M. Ribeiro 25 7 10 17 -3 14 2 1
O. Ekman-Larsson 25 4 13 17 +8 12 2 3