8:30 pm CDT, Pepsi Center - Denver, CO
TV : CSN Chicago
Radio : 720 AM WGN
Blackhawks' last game : 2-1 W @ Sabres
Avalanche's last game : 3-2 W (OT) vs Jets
Enemy Territory : Mile High Hockey
|Mar 12 '14|
|Mar 04 '14||COL 4 at CHI 2||T. Barrie|
|Jan 14 '14||COL 3 at CHI 2 - OT||T. Barrie|
|Dec 27 '13||COL 2 at CHI 7||P. Sharp|
|Nov 19 '13||CHI 1 at COL 5||G. Landeskog|
337:14 : The amount of time the Blackhawks have spent on the power play the season, only Boston has less power play time. The Avalanche are ranked 27th with 337:56.
104 : The number of goals the Blackhawks have scored on the road this season, the only team with over 100 road goals.
89.19 : The Blackhawks penalty kill percentage since January 1st, the 2nd best in the NHL. (Thanks Jen!)
88.9 : The Avalanche's winning percentage when scoring first, the best in the NHL.
81 : The number of points (38 G, 43 A) Patrick Sharp has scored in March during his career. The only month he has scored more points in is November (83).
43 : The number of days since Antti Raanta's last start.
8 : The number of major penalties dished out to the Blackhawks this season, tied with Detroit for the least in the NHL.
6 : The number of points (3 G, 3 A) Tyson Barrie has against the Blackhawks this season, including two game winning goals.
3.35 : The Blackhawks' goals per game average this season, still the most in the NHL. The Avalanche are 6th with 3.02.
1.42 : The Blackhawks' 5 on 5 goals differential, the second highest in the NHL.
Probable Blackhawks Lineup
Brandon Saad - Jonathan Toews - Andrew Shaw
Patrick Sharp - Michal Handzus - Patrick Kane
Bryan Bickell - Peter Regin - Kris Versteeg
Brandon Bollig -Marcus Kruger - Ben Smith
Duncan Keith - Brent Seabrook
Johnny Oduya - Niklas Hjalmarsson
Nick Leddy - Michal Rozsival
Antti Raanta (12-2-3, 2.40 GAA, .904 save , 1 SO)
Marian Hossa (upper body) out, Nikolai Khabibulin (rotator cuff) out
Probable Avalanche Lineup
Gabriel Landeskog - Nathan MacKinnon - Jamie McGinn
Ryan O'Reilly - Matt Duchene - John Mitchell
Paul Carey - Max Talbot - Cody McLeod
Andre Beniot - Marc-Andre Cliche - Patrick Bordeleau
Jan Hejda - Erik Johnson
Tyson Barrie _ Nate Guenin
Nick Holden - Cory Sarich
Semyon Varlamov (32-12-5, 2.45 GAA, .925 save %, 1 SO)
Alex Tanguay (hip) out, P.A. Parenteau (right knee) out, Paul Stastny (back) day-to-day.