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Blackhawks @ Blues, Numerology

The Blackhawks head to St. Louis to try and widen their division lead on the hated Blues.

Dilip Vishwanat


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Chicago Blackhawks (60 pts, 27-7-6) @ St. Louis Blues (53 pts, 24-7-5)

7 pm CDT, Scottrade Center, St. Louis, MO

TV : WGN

Radio : 720 AM WGN

Blackhawks' last game : 7-2 W vs Avalanche

Blues' last game : 3-4 L (SO) @ Flames

Enemy Territory : St. Louis Game Time

Season Series/Schedule

DATE SCORE W. GOAL
Apr 06 '14
Mar 19 '14
Dec 28 '13
Oct 17 '13 STL 3 at CHI 2 - SO T. Oshie
Oct 09 '13 CHI 2 at STL 3 A. Steen

307 : The number of wins Joel Qunneville had behind the bench for the Blues, still the team's all time leader.

87.9 : The Blues' penalty kill rate on the road, the 3rd best road PK in the NHL.

70 : The total amount of penalty minutes served by the "world's best captain" David Backes this season.

22 : The number of points (7 G, 15 A) Patrick Kane has scored in his current 13 game point streak.

19.2 : The percentage of the Blues' total goals (24 of 125) scored by Alex Steen, who was placed on injured reserve with a concussion today.

10-0-1: The Blues' record versus the Central Division this season.

9 : The number of games in the last ten meetings between these two teams where the team who has scored first has won.

7-0-2 : The Blackhawks' record in the second game of back to backs this season.

6 : The number of games in the last nine meetings between these two teams that have been decided by one goal.

3 : The number of consecutive games in which Jaden Schwartz has scored a goal.

Probable Blackhawks Lineup

Forwards

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

Defensive Pairings

Duncan Keith - Brent Seabrook
Niklas Hjalmarsson - Johnny Oduya
Nick Leddy - Sheldon Brookbank

Goaltender

Antti Raanta (9-1-2, 2.18 GAA, .915 save %, 0 SO)

Injuries

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

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
P. Kane 40 22 28 50 +10 12 9 6
P. Sharp 40 21 19 40 +16 20 7 2
J. Toews 40 15 23 38 +14 14 2 0
D. Keith 40 3 33 36 +16 6 2 1
M. Hossa 35 14 19 33 +18 8 2 2

Probable Blues Lineup

Forwards

Jaden Schwartz - David Backes - T.J. Oshie
Magnus Paajarvi - Patrik Berglund - Vladimir Tarasenko
Brenden Morrow - Derek Roy - Chris Stewart
Adam Cracknell - Maxim Lapierre - Dmitrij Jaskin

Defensive Pairings

Alex Pietrangelo - Jay Bouwmeester
Kevin Shattenkirk - Barret Jackman
Ian Cole - Carlo Colaiacovo

Goaltender

Jaroslav Halak (17-6-3, 2.32 GAA, .909 save %, 2 SO)

Injuries

Jordan Leopold (hand) out, Ryan Reaves (broken hand) out, Roman Polak (lower body) out, Alexander Steen (concussion) out, Vladimir Sobotka (upper body) out

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
A. Steen 35 24 14 38 +15 20 5 6
D. Backes 34 16 14 30 +12 70 6 2
T. Oshie 36 4 26 30 +11 12 1 2
D. Roy 36 8 19 27 +3 22 4 2
J. Schwartz 34 11 15 26 +17 13 0 0