Chicago Blackhawks (63 pts, 28-7-7) @ New York Islanders (33 pts, 13-21-7)
6 pm CDT, Nassau Coliseum - Uniondale, NY
TV : CSN Chicago
Radio : 720 AM WGN
Blackhawks' last game : 1-0 W vs Kings
Islanders' last game : 5-3 W @ Bruins
Enemy Territory : Lighthouse Hockey
|Jan 02 '14|
|Oct 11 '13||NYI 2 at CHI 3||M. Handzus|
57 : The number goals the Islanders have given up in the 2nd period, the most in the NHL.
45 : The number of assists collectively by the Islanders defensemen, just nine more than Duncan Keith has by himself.
26.3 : The Blackhawks road power play percentage, the best road power play in the NHL.
21 : The number of games the Islanders have trailed after two periods this year. The Blackhawks have only trailed after the 2nd period ten times.
13 : The number of wins the Islanders have this season, the Blackhawks had 12 in the month of November.
11 : The number of points scored (5 G, 6 A) scored by Kyle Okposo during his seven game scoring streak.
7 : The number of assists from Duncan Keith in the last four games.
3.29 : The Islanders' goals against average, the second highest in the NHL. Only Edmonton's 3.36 is worse.
2-4 : The Islanders' record versus the Central Division this year.
1 : The number of regulation loses in the last ten games for the Blackhawks. (7-1-2)
Probable Blackhawks Lineup
Patrick Sharp - Jonathan Toews - Marian Hossa
Kris Versteeg - Michal Handzus - Patrick Kane
Bryan Bickell - Andrew Shaw - Brandon Saad
Brandon Bollig - Marcus Kruger - Ben Smith
Duncan Keith - Brent Seabrook
Niklas Hjalmarsson - Johnny Oduya
Nick Leddy - Michal Rozsival
Corey Crawford (17-6-3, 2.47 GAA, .907 save %, 0 SO)
Nikolai Khabibulin (lower body) out
Probable Islanders Lineup
Thomas Vanek - John Tavares - Kyle Okposo
Michael Grabner - Frans Nielsen - Cal Clutterbuck
Colin McDonald - Ryan Strome - Brock Nelson
Peter Regin -Casey Cizikas - Matt Martin
Thomas Hickey - Andrew MacDonald
Calvin de Haan - Travis Hamonic
Matt Carkner - Brian Strait
Evgeni Nabokov (8-7-5, 2.89 GAA, .903 save %, 1 SO)
Lubomir Visnovsky (concussion) out, Radek Martinek (back) out