Chicago Blackhawks (84 pts, 35-12-14) vs Pittsburgh Penguins (84 pts, 40-15-4)
7 pm CDT, Soldier Field - Chicago, IL
TV : NBC
Radio : 720 AM WGN
Blackhawks last game : 1-2 L @ Rangers
Penguins last game : 5-6 L (OT) vs Canadiens
Enemy Territory : PensBurgh
|Mar 30 '14||@ PIT|
|Mar 01 '14||@ CHI|
2572 : The number of days since Sidney Crosby last played against the Blackhawks on February 14, 2007.
132 : The number of combined 3rd period goals scored this season by these two teams. The Blackhawks are third in the NHL with 68 3rd period goals and the Penguins are fourth with 64.
86.2 : The Penguins penalty kill percentage, the second best in the NHL.
38 : The number of 1st period goals given up by the Penguins this season, the fifth least in the NHL.
29 : The number of power play points (9 G, 20 A) scored by Sidney Crosby this season, the third most in the NHL.
9 : The number of points (4 G, 5 A) scored by Evgeni Malkin during his current six game points streak.
7: The number losses by three goals or more for the Penguins this season, the Blackhawks have three.
5 : The number wins for both the Blackhawks and Penguins this season when trailing after two periods.
4 : The number of consecutive games in which James Neal has scored a goal.
3-3-0 : The Penguins record versus the Central Division this season.
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 (22-10-10, 2.35 GAA, .916 save %, 1 SO)
Nikolai Khabibulin (rotator cuff) out
Probable Penguins Lineup
Chris Kunitz - Sidney Crosby - Brian Gibbons
Jussi Jokinen - Evgeni Malkin - James Neal
Tanner Glass - Brandon Sutter - Chuck Kobasew
Taylor Pyatt - Joe Vitale - Craig Adams
Olli Maatta - Matt Niskanen
Rob Scuderi - Robert Bortuzzo
Brooks Orpik - Deryk Engelland
Marc-Andre Fleury (31-13-3, 2.29 GAA, .917 save %, 4 SO)
Paul Martin (hand) out, Kris Letang (stroke) out, Beau Bennett (wrist) out, Pascal Dupuis (knee) out, Tomas Vokoun (blood clot) out