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The Blackhawks look for their third straight win against the Nashville Predators.

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Chicago Blackhawks (97 pts, 41-15-15) vs Nashville Predators (70 pts, 30-31-10)

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

Season Series/Schedule

DATE SCORE W. GOAL
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.

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 (28-12-10, 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 Predators Lineup

Forwards

Patric Hornqvist - Mike Fisher - Nick Spaling
Gabriel Bourque - Calle Jarnkrok - Craig Smith
Eric Nystrom - Matt Cullen - Colin Wilson
Richard Clune - Colton Sissons - Patrick Eaves

Defensive Pairings

Roman Josi - Shea Weber
Seth Jones - Mattias Ekholm
Michael Del Zotto - Ryan Ellis

Goaltender

Pekka Rinne (6-9-1, 2.75 GAA, .904 save %, 0 SO)

Injuries

Paul Gaustead (upper body) doubtful

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
S. Weber 67 16 28 44 -13 44 9 4
C. Smith 67 20 20 40 +7 18 5 3
D. Legwand 62 10 30 40 -8 30 4 2
M. Fisher 63 17 19 36 -13 58 4 2
P. Hornqvist 65 13 22 35 -11 24 7 4