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Blackhawks @ Maple Leafs, Numerology

The Blackhawks travel to Toronto for an O6 matchup with the Leafs.

Rob Grabowski-US PRESSWIRE

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Chicago Blackhawks (51 pts, 23-6-5) @ Toronto Maple Leafs (35 pts, 16-15-3)

6 pm CDT, Air Canada Centre - Toronto, ON

TV: WGN

Radio 720 AM WGN

Blackhawks' last game : 7-2 W vs Flyers

Maple Leafs' last game : 3-6 L @ Blues

Enemy Territory : Pension Plan Puppets

Season Series/Schedule

DATE SCORE W. GOAL
Dec 14 '13
Oct 19 '13 TOR 1 at CHI 3 M. Kostka

32% : The Maple Leafs' home power play success rate, the best at home in the NHL.

26.8 : The average age of the  Maple Leafs, the 3rd youngest team in the NHL

11 : The number of assists Cody Franson has the power play.

10 : The number of wins the Maple Leafs had in the month of October.  They have had only six since November 1st.

9 : The number goals Joffrey Lupol has scored against the Blackhawks in 17 career games.

4 : The number of shorthanded goals the Maple Leafs have scored this season.

3 : The number of former teams Kris Versteeg has faced in the last week (Florida, Philadelphia, Toronto).

1-9-0 : The Maple Leafs' record when trailing after two periods.  The Blackhawks are 5-4-0.

0 : The number of wins Jonathan Bernier has in career versus the Blackhawks (0-2-0, 3.05, .912)

-7 : The combined +/- of the Maple Leafs' defensemen.

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 (5-0-1, 2.12 GAA, .926 save %, 0 SO)

Injuries

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

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
P. Kane 34 17 25 42 +5 10 7 5
P. Sharp 34 15 17 32 +12 16 5 1
J. Toews 34 13 16 29 +9 14 2 0
D. Keith 34 2 26 28 +17 6 2 1
M. Hossa 29 13 14 27 +16 8 2 2

Probable Maple Leafs Lineup

Forwards

James van Riemsdyk - Nazem Kadri - Phil Kessel
Mason Raymond - Trevor Smith - Joffrey Lupul
Carter Ashton - Peter Holland - Nikolai Kulemin
Frazer McLaren - Jay McClement - Jerry D'Amigo

Defensive Pairings

Carl Gunnarsson - Dion Phaneuf
Cody Franson - Jake Gardiner
Morgan Rielly - John-Michael Liles

Goaltender

Jonathan Bernier (9-10-2, 2.53 GAA, .926 save %, 1 SO)

Injuries

Dave Bolland (ankle) out, Tyler Bozak (oblique) out, Colton Orr (elbow) out

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
P. Kessel 33 16 15 31 +3 15 5 3
J. van Riemsdyk 31 14 12 26 +3 26 5 0
N. Kadri 29 10 11 21 -5 41 3 1
M. Raymond 33 10 10 20 +3 12 4 3
J. Lupul 24 8 7 15 -8 22 2 0