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Blackhawks vs Panthers, Numerology

Jonathan Daniel

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Chicago Blackhawks (45 pts, 20-6-5) vs Florida Panthers (23 pts, 9-16-5)

6 pm CDT, United Center - Chicago, IL

TV : WGN

Radio : 720 AM WGN

Blackhawks' last game : 2-3 L (SO) vs Ducks

Panther's last game : 2-1 W @ Detroit

Enemy Territory : Litter Box Cats

Season Series/Schedule

DATE SCORE W. GOAL
Dec 08 '13
Oct 22 '13 CHI 3 at FLA 2 - SO

J. Toews

74 : The number of combined games (including playoffs) Jimmy Hayes and Dylan Olsen have played in a Blackhawks uniform. Tonight is their first game back since being traded to the Panthers for Kris Versteeg.

27:01 : Brian Campbell's average time on ice per game, the 3rd most in the NHL.

16-7-3-2 : The Blackhawks' all time record versus the Panthers.

4 : The number of regulation wins the Panthers have in 13 road games this season.

4-0-2 : The Blackhawks' record against the Atlantic Division this year.

2-11-2 : The Panthers' record when trailing after one period this season.

2.20 : The Panthers' goals per game average, ranked 28th in the NHL.

1 : The number of points the Blackhawks have earned in three games in the month of December.

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 - Sheldon Brookbank

Goaltender

Corey Crawford (17-6-3, 2.50 GAA, .906 save %, 0 SO)

Injuries

Michael Kostka (broken foot) out, Nikolai Khabibulin (lower body) out, Bryan Bickell (lower body) out

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
P. Kane 31 16 18 34 +1 10 7 5
J. Toews 31 12 13 25 +8 14 2 0
D. Keith 31 1 24 25 +11 6 1 1
P. Sharp 31 11 13 24 +11 10 2 1
M. Hossa 26 12 10 22 +14 8 2 1

Probable Panthers Lineup

Forwards

Jonathan Huberdeau - Nick Bjugstad - Scottie Upshall
Sean Bergenheim - Aleksander Barkov - Brad Boyes
Tomas Fleischmann - Marcel Goc - Tomas Kopecky
Krys Barch - Shawn Matthias - Jimmy Hayes

Defensive Pairings

Brian Campbell - Tom Gilbert
Erik Gudbranson - Dylan Olsen
Dmitry Kulikov - Mike Weaver

Goaltenders

Tim Thomas (8-10-1, 2.81 GAA, .908 save %, 0 SO)

Injuries

Ed Jovanovski (hip) out

Leading Scorers

S. Upshall 27 6 11 17 +1 31 1 0
B. Campbell 30 4 11 15 -2 10 2 1
T. Fleischmann 29 4 11 15 -2 8 1 1
J. Huberdeau 30 7 7 14 -1 10 2 1
B. Boyes 29 8 5 13 -2 10 2 1
N. Bjugstad 24 4 7 11 +3 8 0 0