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Blackhawks vs Stars, Numerology

The Blackhawks return home after a 6-1 road trip looking to stay hot agains the Dallas Stars.

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Chicago Blackhawks (44 pts, 20-4-4) vs Dallas Stars (28 pts, 12-9-4)

7 pm CDT, United Center - Chicago, IL

TV : CSN Chicago, NBCSN

Radio : 720 AM WGN

Blackhawks' last game : 5-2 W @ Coyotes

Stars' last game : 2-3 L (SO) vs Oilers

Enemy Territory : Defending Big D

Season Series/Schedule

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

454 : The number of career points (165 G, 289 A) scored by Patrick Kane which is more than anyone else from the 2007 draft class.

31 : The number of goals the Blackhawks have outscored the Stars by this year, 98-67.

22 : The number of times the Blackhawks have outshot their opponents this year. They have a 15-3-4 record in these games.

14 : The number points scored by Alex Chiasson, which is the third most on the team. The Blackhawks have eight players with more than 14 points, including two defensemen.

10.5 : The Stars' power play success rate, the worst in the NHL.

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

7-3-1 : The Blackawks' record, since 2000, in their first home game after the circus trip.

7 : The number of consecutive games in which Duncan Keith has at least one assist.

6 : The number of consecutive games the Blackhawks have won overall and also against the Stars.

1 : The number of regulation wins the Stars have within the Central Division in eight games.

Probable Blackhawks Lineup

Forwards

Patrick Sharp - Jonathan Toews - Marian Hossa
Brandon SaadBrandon Pirri - Patrick Kane
Kris Versteeg - Andrew Shaw - Sheldon Brookbank
Brandon Bollig - Marcus Kruger - Ben Smith

Defensive Pairings

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

Goaltender

Corey Crawford (17-4-3, 2.36 GAA, .913 save %, 0 SO)

Injuries

Nikolai Khabibulin (lower body) out, Bryan Bickell (lower body) out, Michal Handzus (missed morning skate)

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
P. Kane 28 16 14 30 -3 10 7 5
J. Toews 28 12 13 25 +10 14 2 0
D. Keith 28 1 23 24 +13 4 1 1
P. Sharp 28 10 13 23 +13 8 1 1
M. Hossa 23 11 9 20 +16 6 1 1

Probable Stars Lineup

Forwards

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

Defensive Pairings

Brenden Dillon - Jamie Oleksiak
Alex Goligoski - Trevor Daley
Jordie Benn - Sergei Gonchar

Goaltender

Kari Lehtonen (10-5-4, 2.18 GAA, .926 save %, 1 SO)

Injuries

Stephane Robidas (broken leg) out, Tyler Seguin (concussion) doubtful

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
J. Benn 25 7 17 24 +6 15 0 1
T. Seguin 24 12 11 23 +6 2 2 2
A. Chiasson 25 7 7 14 -5 17 1 2
C. Eakin 25 6 8 14 -2 8 2 0
R. Peverley 24 5 7 12 +4 9 0 2