Chicago Blackhawks (95 pts, 40-15-15) vs Carolina Hurricanes (69 pts, 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
|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
Kris Versteeg - Jonathan Toews - Marian Hossa
Patrick Sharp - Michal Handzus - Andrew Shaw
Peter Regin - Ben Smith - Jeremy Morin
Brandon Bollig - Marcus Kruger - Sheldon Brookbank
Duncan Keith - Brent Seabrook
Johnny Oduya - Niklas Hjalmarsson
Nick Leddy - David Rundblad
Corey Crawford (27-12-10, 2.21 GAA, .919 save %, 2 SO)
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
Probable Hurricanes Lineup
Jordan Staal - Eric Staal - Alexander Semin
Nathan Gerbe - Andrei Loktionov - Jiri Tlusty
Jeff Skinner - Riley Nash - Elias Lindholm
Drayson Bowman - Manny Malhotra - Pat Dwyer
Andrej Sekera - Justin Faulk
Ron Hainsey - Brett Bellemore
Jay Harrison - Mike Komisarek
Anton Khudobin (15-10-0, 2.25 GAA, .928 save %, 0 SO)
Joni Pitkanen (heel) out, John-Michael Liles (concussion) out