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The shorthanded Blackhawks look to build off of Wednesday night's win tonight versus the .500 Carolina Hurricanes.


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Chicago Blackhawks (95 pts, 40-15-15) vs Carolina Hurricanes (6pts, 30-30-9)

7 pm CDT, United Center - Chicago, IL

TV : CSN Chicago

Radio : 720 AM WGN

Blackhawks last game : 4-0 W vs Blues

Hurricanes last game : 3-1 W @ Blue Jackets

Enemy Territory : Canes Country

Season Series/Schedule

DATE SCORE W. GOAL
Mar 21 '14
Oct 15 '13 CHI 3 at CAR 2 - SO P. Sharp

2204 : The number of days since the Hurricanes' last win at the United Center on March 8, 2008.

20 : The number points the Hurricanes earned in the month of January. They have ten points since.

16-3-6 : The Blackhawks' record versus the Eastern Conference this season.

11 : The number of wins for the Hurricanes after their opponent scores first, the ninth most in the NHL.

10 : The number of shorthanded goals the Hurricanes have scored this season, the second most in the NHL.

7-1-2 : The Hurricanes' record in their last ten games against defending Stanley Cup Champions.

4 : The number of the assists for Patrick Sharp in his last three games.  Tonight would be the perfect time to start one of those Sharpie goal streaks we love.

1.17: Cam Ward's career GAA against the Blackhawks, 3-0-2 with two shutouts.

0 : The number of shots on goal the Hurricanes registered during the 3rd period of their 3-1 win over Columbus on Wednesday.

-22 :The Hurricanes' goal differential in the first period this season.

Probable Blackhawks Lineup

Forwards

Kris Versteeg - Jonathan Toews - Marian Hossa
Patrick Sharp - Michal Handzus - Andrew Shaw
Peter Regin - Ben Smith - Jeremy Morin
Brandon Bollig - Marcus Kruger - Sheldon Brookbank

Defensive Pairings

Duncan Keith - Brent Seabrook
Johnny Oduya - Niklas Hjalmarsson
Nick Leddy - David Rundblad

Goaltender

Corey Crawford (27-12-10, 2.21 GAA, .919 save %, 2 SO)

Injuries

Nikolai Khabibulin (rotator cuff) out, Patrick Kane (lower body) out, Brandon Saad (upper body) out, Bryan Bickell (upper body) out, Michal Rozsival (lower body) out

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
P. Kane 69 29 40 69 +7 22 10 6
P. Sharp 70 29 39 68 +17 36 8 2
J. Toews 70 27 38 65 +28 30 5 4
D. Keith 69 5 50 55 +24 22 3 2
M. Hossa 60 25 29 54 +28 18 4 4

Probable Hurricanes Lineup

Forwards

Jordan Staal - Eric Staal - Alexander Semin 
Nathan Gerbe - Andrei Loktionov - Jiri Tlusty 
Jeff Skinner - Riley Nash - Elias Lindholm 
Drayson Bowman - Manny Malhotra - Pat Dwyer

Defensive Pairings

Andrej Sekera - Justin Faulk 
Ron Hainsey - Brett Bellemore 
Jay Harrison - Mike Komisarek

Goaltender

Anton Khudobin (15-10-0, 2.25 GAA, .928 save %, 0 SO)

Injuries

Joni Pitkanen (heel) out, John-Michael Liles (concussion) out

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
E. Staal 66 16 36 52 -9 66 1 0
J. Skinner 58 26 18 44 -14 16 9 6
A. Sekera 67 11 30 41 +6 18 4 1
A. Semin 56 19 20 39 +7 36 4 3
J. Staal 69 14 22 36 +1 30 1 2