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Blackhawks vs Kings, Numerology

The Blackhawks look to rebound against the Los Angeles Kings.

Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

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Chicago Blackhawks (61 pts, 27-7-7) vs Los Angeles Kings (54 pts, 25-10-4)

7 pm CDT, United Center - Chicago, IL

TV : CSN-Chicago, NBCSN

Radio : 720 AM WGN

Blackhawks' last game : 5-6 L (SO) @ Blues

Kings' last game : 2-3 L @ Predators

Enemy Territory : Jewels From The Crown

Season Series/Schedule

DATE SCORE W. GOAL
Feb 03 '14
Dec 30 '13
Dec 15 '13 LAK 1 at CHI 3 K. Versteeg

557 : The number of missed shots by the Kings the season, the second most in the NHL.

406 : The number giveaways by the Kings this year, the third most in the NHL.

54.2 : The Kings' faceoff win percentage on the season, the best in the NHL.

33 : The number points from team leader Anze Kopiar, which would be good for sixth in scoring on the Blackhawks.

31 : The number of points (18 G, 13 A) scored by Patrick Sharp in 26 career games versus the Kings.

21-0-5 : The Kings' record when scoring first this season.

18 : The number of 1st period goals given up by the Kings this year, the least in the NHL.

6: The number of assists Duncan Keith has in the last three games.

5 : The number game winning goals scored by Tyler Toffoli this year.

1.97 : The Kings' goal against average, the lowest in the NHL.

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 - Michal Rozsival

Goaltender

Antti Raanta (9-1-3, 2.38 GAA, .906 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 41 23 30 53 +11 12 9 6
P. Sharp 41 22 19 41 +18 22 7 2
J. Toews 41 15 25 40 +16 14 2 0
D. Keith 41 3 35 38 +15 6 2 1
M. Hossa 36 14 20 34 +19 8 2 2

Probable Kings Lineup

Forwards

Dwight King - Anze Kopitar - Jeff Carter
Dustin Brown - Jarret Stoll - Justin Williams
Trevor Lewis - Mike Richards - Tyler Toffoli
Kyle Clifford - Colin Fraser - Jordan Nolan

Defensive Pairings

Jake Muzzin - Drew Doughty
Robyn Regehr - Slava Voynov
Alec Martinez - Matt Greene

Goaltender

Martin Jones (8-1-0, 1.31 GAA, .953 save %, 3 SO)

Injuries

Jonathan Quick (groin) out

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
A. Kopitar 39 12 21 33 +21 12 6 4
M. Richards 39 6 21 27 +2 14 2 2
J. Williams 39 13 12 25 +11 26 3 1
J. Carter 29 12 10 22 +4 6 2 2
D. Doughty 39 6 15 21 +13 38 3 1