Chicago Blackhawks (84 pts, 35-11 -14) @ New York Rangers (67 pts, 32-24-3)
6 pm CDT, Madison Square Garden - New York, NY
TV : CSN Chicago, NHLH-US
Radio : WGN 720 AM
Blackhawks last game : 0-2 L @ Coyotes
Rangers last game : 4-3 W (SO) @ Penguins
Enemy Territory : Blueshirt Banter
|Feb 27 '14||@ NYR|
|Jan 08 '14||NYR 3 at CHI 2||C. Hagelin|
580 : The number of times the Blackhawks have played the Rangers in the regular season. They have only played the Red Wings and Maple Leafs more.
202 : The number of goals scored by the Blackhawks, the only team to have scored over 200 so far this season.
51 : The number of points (24 G, 27 A) scored by Rick Nash in 56 career games against the Blackhawks.
43 : The number of points scored by Mats Zucarello, the most on the Rangers, who is sidelined after breaking his hand while playing for Norway in the Olympics.
39 : The number of goals the Rangers have scored on the power play this season, ranked 8th in the NHL. The Blackhawks have are 4th with 42 PPG.
9 : The number of Olympic medal winners between these two teams, six on the Blackhawks and three on the Rangers.
8 : The number of games the Rangers have earned at least one point in their last ten games against the Blackhawks.
7-3-0 : The Rangers record over their last ten games.
6 : The number of overtime goals given up by the Blackhawks this season, tied for the most in the NHL.
3-17-1 : The Rangers record when trailing after two periods.
Probable Blackhawks Lineup
Patrick Sharp - Jonathan Toews - Marian Hossa
Kris Versteeg - Peter Regin - 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 (22-9-10, 2.35 GAA, .916 Save %, 1 SO)
Nikolai Khabibulin (rotator cuff) out
Probable Rangers Lineup
Chris Kreider - Derek Stepan - Rick Nash
Carl Hagelin - Brad Richards - Ryan Callahan
Benoit Pouliot - Derick Brassard - J.T. Miller
Brian Boyle - Dominic Moore - Daniel Carcillo
Ryan McDonagh - Dan Girardi
Marc Staal - Anton Stralman
John Moore - Kevin Klein
Cam Talbot (10-5-0, 1.79 GAA, .935 save %, 2 SO)
Mats Zuccarello (hand) out, Marc Staal (back) doubtful