6 pm CDT, United Center - Chicago, IL
TV : WGN
Radio : 720 AM WGN
Blackhawks last game : 3-2 W vs Hurricanes
Predators last game : 6-5 W @ Flames
Enemy Territory : On The Forecheck
|Apr 12 '14||@NSH|
|Mar 23 '14||@CHI|
|Mar 14 '14||NSH 3 at CHI 2||R. Ellis|
|Dec 17 '13||CHI 3 at NSH 1||P. Kane|
|Nov 16 '13||CHI 2 at NSH 7||P. Hornqvist|
140 : The number of penalty minutes for Richard Clune this season, the fourth most in the NHL. Clune is responsible for 19.4% of Nashville's penalty minutes.
33-1-7 : The Blackhawks' record when scoring first this season.
27.3 : The number shots given up per game by the Blackhawks this season, the fourth lowest average in the NHL.
24.02 : The average age of the Predators' defensive core, the youngest in the league.
23 : The number of times the Blackhawks have scored at least five goals in a game this season, the most in the NHL.
18-0-3 : The Predators' record when leading after two periods this season.
11 : The number of points needed for Marian Hossa to hit 1000 in his career.
8 : The number of shorthanded goals the Blackhawks of scored this season, tied for sixth in the NHL. The Predators are the only team in the NHL yet to give up a shorthanded goal.
6 : The number of assists Roman Josi has against the Blackhawks this season.
5 : The number of shorthanded points for Jonathan Toews. Only Patrik Elias has more with six.
Probable Blackhawks Lineup
*using last game's lines, Q won't meet with the media until 4pm.
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 (28-12-10, 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 Predators Lineup
Patric Hornqvist - Mike Fisher - Nick Spaling
Gabriel Bourque - Calle Jarnkrok - Craig Smith
Eric Nystrom - Matt Cullen - Colin Wilson
Richard Clune - Colton Sissons - Patrick Eaves
Roman Josi - Shea Weber
Seth Jones - Mattias Ekholm
Michael Del Zotto - Ryan Ellis
Pekka Rinne (6-9-1, 2.75 GAA, .904 save %, 0 SO)
Paul Gaustead (upper body) doubtful