Chicago Blackhawks (76 pts, 32-8-12) @ Minnesota Wild (59 pts, 27-20-5)
7 pm CDT, Xcel Center - St. Paul, MN
TV : CSN Chicago
Radio : 720 AM WGN
Blackhawks' last game : 4-5 L (SO) @ Red Wings
Wild's last game : 0-4 L @ Stars
Enemy Territory : Hockey Wilderness
|Apr 03 '14||@ CHI|
|Jan 23 '14||@ MIN|
|Dec 05 '13||CHI 3 at MIN 4||M. Scandella|
|Oct 28 '13||CHI 5 at MIN 1||S. Brookbank|
|Oct 26 '13||MIN 5 at CHI 3||J. Pominville|
199 : The number of career points (85 G, 114 A) scored by Kyle Brodziak.
119 : The total amount of goals scored by the Wild this season. In comparison, the Blackhawks have scored 131 5 on 5 goals.
79.2 : The Wild's penalty kill rate, ranked 24th in the NHL.
29:33 : Ryan Suter's absurd average time on ice per game. The next closest player is Brian Campbell at 27:57.
27.7 : The average amount of shots allowed per game by the Wild, 5th best in the NHL. Their 26.6 shots per game is the fourth lowest in the NHL.
22 : The number of points (11 G, 11 A) the red hot Marian Hossa has scored against the Wild in 25 career games.
16 : The number of power play assists for Duncan Keith, tied for 5th in the NHL.
14 : The number of points the Wild have earned in January so far after getting just ten points the entire month of December.
4 : The number of times the Wild have been shutout this season. The Blackhawks haven't been shutout since 2/25/12.
3: The number of goals Jason Pominville has scored in three games versus the Blackhawks this year.
Probable Blackhawks Lineup
Patrick Sharp - Jonathan Toews - Marian Hossa
Brandon Saad - Andrew Shaw - Patrick Kane
Bryan Bickell - Michal Handzus - Kris Versteeg
Brandon Bollig - Marcus Kruger - Ben Smith
Duncan Keith - Brent Seabrook
Niklas Hjalmarsson - Johnny Oduya
Nick Leddy - Michal Rozsival
Antti Raanta (12-1-3, 2.25 GAA, .911 save %, 1 SO)
Nikolai Khabibulin (rotator cuff) out
Probable Wild Lineup
Zach Parise - Charlie Coyle - Nino Niederreiter
Dany Heatley - Mikael Granlund - Jason Pominville
Matt Cooke - Kyle Brodziak - Justin Fontaine
Jason Zucker - Erik Haula - Torrey Mitchell
Ryan Suter - Jonas Brodin
Marco Scandella - Nate Prosser
Keith Ballard - Clayton Stoner
Darcy Kuemper (4-3-0, 2.39 GAA, .916 save %, 1 SO)
Mikko Koivu (ankle) out, Jared Spurgeon (foot) out, Josh Harding (illness) day to day