Chicago Blackhawks (79 pts, 33-10-13) @ San Jose Sharks ( 74 pts, 34-15-5)
9:30 PM CDT, SAP Center - San Jose, CA
TV : CSN Chicago, NHLN-US Radio : 720 AM WGN
Blackhawks' last game : 5-2 W @ Canucks
Sharks' last game : 1-4 L @ Calgary
Enemy Territory : Fear The Fin
|Feb 01 '14||@ SJS|
|Jan 05 '14||SJS 3 at CHI 2 - SO||L. Couture|
|Nov 17 '13||SJS 1 at CHI 5||P. Sharp|
26 : The number of points Michal Handzus (8 G, 18 A) scored in 95 career games for the Sharks.
21 : The number of points (9 G, 12 A) Joe Pavelski has scored in 25 career games against the Blackhawks.
20 : The number of consecutive penalty kills by the Blackhawks.
19 : The goal differential between the Blackhawks and Sharks in the 3rd period; the Hawks have 63 3rd period goals to the Sharks' 44.
12-0-5 : The Blackhawks' record versus the Pacific division this season.
9-7-1 : The Sharks' record when trailing after one period.
8 : The number of goals Joe Thornton has scored this year to go along with his 47 assists.
5 : The number of Blackhawks have at least one point in both games of this road trip so far. (Saad, Hossa, Sharp, Keith, Versteeg)
3 : The number home regulation losses for the Sharks this year.
.009 : The Sharks' shooting percentage their last three games; just one goal on 110 shots.
Probable Blackhawks Lineup
Patrick Sharp - Jonathan Toews - Marian Hossa
Kris Versteeg - Brandon Pirri - Patrick Kane
Brandon Saad - Michal Handzus - Andrew Shaw
Brandon Bollig - Marcus Kruger - Ben Smith
Duncan Keith - Brent Seabrook
Niklas Hjalmarsson - Johnny Oduya
Nick Leddy - Michal Rozsival
Corey Crawford (20-8-9, 2.45 GAA, .911 save %, 0 SO)
Nikolai Khabibulin (rotator cuff) out
Probable Sharks Lineup
Matt Nieto - Joe Thornton - Brent Burns
Patrick Marleau - Joe Pavelski - Tommy Wingels
James Sheppard - Andrew Desjardins - Mike Brown
Martin Havlat - Bracken Kearns - Eriah Hayes
Marc-Edouard Vlasic - Jason Demers
Brad Stuart - Justin Braun
Matt Irwin - Dan Boyle
Antti Niemi (27-11-6, 2.38 GAA, .913 save %, 2 SO)
Tyler Kennedy (undisclosed) day to day, Adam Burish (back) out, Logan Couture (hand) out, Tomas Hertl (knee) out, Raffi Torres (knee) out
PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW