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Blackhawks @ Stars, Numerology

The Blackhawks make their third trip to Dallas in 31 days for a heated contest with the Stars.

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

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Chicago Blackhawks (47 pts, 21-6-5) @ Dallas Stars (33 pts, 14-9-5)

7:30 pm CDT, American Airlines Center- Dallas, TX

TV : CSN Chicago

Radio : 720 AM WGN

Blackhawks' last game : 6-2 W vs Panthers

Stars' last game : 5-1 W vs Flyers

Enemy Territory : Defending Big D

Season Series/Schedule

DATE SCORE W. GOAL
Mar 25 '14
Dec 10 '13
Dec 03 '13 DAL 4 at CHI 3 A. Roussel
Nov 29 '13 CHI 2 at DAL 1 - SO B. Smith
Nov 09 '13 CHI 5 at DAL 2 P. Kane


399
: The number of career points for Jonathan Toews.

+23 : The Blackhawks' goal differential at 5 on 5, 79 goals for vs 56 against.

22-0-2 : The combined record of the Blackhawks and Stars when leading after 2 periods.

10 : The number of points (5 G, 5 A) Jamie Benn has scored in his last nine games versus the Blackhawks.

8.1 : The Blackhawks' penalty minutes per game average, the second lowest in the NHL.

8 : The number of assists for Patrick Kane during his current five game assist streak.

5 : The number of power play points for Sergei Gonchar which leads the Stars.  The Blackhawks have eight different players with at least five power play points.

5 : The number of consecutive games the Blackhawks have won in Dallas.

2.4 : The Stars' power play success rate on home ice. 1 for 42.

2 : The number of hat tricks Tyler Seguin has this season.

Probable Blackhawks Lineup

Forwards

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

Defensive Pairings

Duncan Keith - Brent Seabrook
Niklas Hjalmarsson - Johnny Oduya
Nick Leddy - Michael Kostka

Goaltender

Antti Raanta (3-0-1, 2.16 GAA, .922 save %, 0 SO)

Injuries

Corey Crawford (lower body) out, Nikolai Khabibulin (lower body) out, Bryan Bickell (lower body) out

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
P. Kane 32 16 21 37 +2 10 7 5
P. Sharp 32 12 15 27 +10 12 3 1
J. Toews 32 12 15 27 +7 14 2 0
D. Keith 32 1 24 25 +12 6 1 1
M. Hossa 27 13 11 24 +13 8 2 2

Probable Stars Lineup

Forwards

Jamie Benn - Tyler Seguin - Valeri Nichushkin
Antoine Roussel - Cody Eakin - Ryan Garbutt
Erik Cole - Shawn Horcoff - Alex Chiasson
Ray Whitney - Dustin Jeffrey - Rich Peverley

Defensive Pairings

Alex Goligoski - Brenden Dillon
Jordie Benn - Sergei Gonchar
Kevin Connauton - Jamie Oleksiak

Goaltender

Kari Lehtonen (11-5-5, 2.25 GAA, .926 save %, 1 SO)

Injuries

Vernon Fiddler (upper body) out, Trevor Daley (ankle) out, Stephane Robidas (leg) out

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
T. Seguin 26 15 12 27 +9 4 2 3
J. Benn 28 7 19 26 +10 17 0 1
C. Eakin 28 7 9 16 -3 8 2 0
A. Chiasson 28 8 7 15 -7 17 2 2
V. Nichushkin 27 4 11 15 +9 4 0 0