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If the Blackhawks want any shot at winning the Central Division they must beat the Blues tonight.

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Chicago Blackhawks (93 pts 39-15-15) vs St Louis Blues (101 pts, 47-14-7)

7 PM CDT, United Center - Chicago, IL

TV : NBCSN

Radio 720 AM WGN

Blackhawks' last game : 2-3 L (OT) @ Flyers

Blues' last game : 3-1 W @ Jets

Enemy Territory : St. Louis Game Time

Season Series/Schedule

DATE SCORE W. GOAL
Apr 06 '14 @STL
Mar 19 '14 @CHI
Dec 28 '13 CHI 5 at STL 6 - SO K. Shattenkirk
Oct 17 '13 STL 3 at CHI 2 - SO T. Oshie
Oct 09 '13 CHI 2 at STL 3 A. Steen

699 : The number of career coaching wins for Joel Quenneville who could pick up his 700th win against the team he got his first win for.

34 : The number of points scored (15 G, 19 A) by Marian Hossa in 40 career games versus the Blues.

9-2-3 : Corey Crawford's career record versus the Blues with a 2.45 GAA and .909 save %.

8 : The number of shootout wins the Blues have this season. Too bad for them there are no shootouts in the post season.

2.19 : The Blues' goals against average this season, 3rd best in the NHL.

2-2-0 : Ryan Miller's career record versus the Blackhawks with a 2.03 GAA and .939 save %.

0 : The number of regulation losses the Blues have versus the Central Division this season.

.864 : The Blues' winning percentage when they score first, 2nd only behind Pittsburgh.

-4 : David Backes' career +/- in 42 games against the Blackhawks.

Probable Blackhawks Lineup

Forwards

Kris Versteeg - Jonathan Toews - Marian Hossa
Bryan Bickell - Ben Smith - Patrick Kane
Patrick Sharp - Michal Handzus - Andrew Shaw
Brandon Bollig - Marcus Kruger - Peter Regin

Defensive Pairings

Duncan Keith - Brent Seabrook
Johnny Oduya - Niklas Hjalmarsson
Nick Leddy - Michal Rozsival

Goaltender

Corey Crawford (26-12-10, 2.26 GAA, .918 save %, 1 SO)

Injuries

Nikolai Khabibulin (rotator cuff) out, Brandon Saad (upper body) out

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
P. Kane 67 29 39 68 +8 22 10 6
P. Sharp 68 29 36 65 +18 36 8 2
J. Toews 68 27 37 64 +26 30 5 4
M. Hossa 58 25 28 53 +27 16 4 4
D. Keith 67 3 50 53 +23 22 2 1


Probable Blues Lineup

Forwards

Jaden Schwartz - Alex Steen - David Backes
Patrik Berglund - Vladimir Sobotka - Dmitrij Jaskin
Brenden Morrow -Derek Roy - Steve Ott
Chris Porter - Maxim Lapierre - Ryan Reaves

Defensive Pairings

Alex Pietrangelo - Jay Bouwmeester
Kevin Shattenkirk - Barret Jackman
Ian Cole - Roman Polak

Goaltender

Ryan Miller (22-22-4, 2.53 GAA, .925 save %, 0 SO)

Injuries

Jordan Leopold (ankle) out, Magnus Paajarvi (upper body) out, Vladimir Tarasenko (hand) out

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
T. Oshie 67 17 37 54 +20 34 5 4
A. Steen 57 30 23 53 +15 40 5 8
J. Schwartz 66 21 30 51 +28 21 3 1
D. Backes 63 23 26 49 +12 89 9 4
A. Pietrangelo 68 8 39 47 +23 20 2 1