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The Blackhawks try to salvage the final game of this three game road trip with a win in Pittsburgh.

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Chicago Blackhawks (99 pts, 42-18-15) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (99 pts 47-22-5)

6:30 pm CDT, Consol Energy Center - Pittsburgh, PA

TV : NBCSN

Radio : 720 AM WGN

Blackhawks last game : 3-5 L @ Senators

Penguins last game : 2-1 W @ Blue Jackets

Enemy Territory : PensBurgh

Season Series/Schedule

DATE SCORE W. GOAL
Mar 30 '14 @ PIT
Mar 01 '14 PIT 1 at CHI 5 J. Toews

41 : The number of shots on goal the Blackhawks have in overtime this season, but have yet to score a goal.

40 : The Penguins goal differential at home this year.

34 : The number of goals for both Chris Kunitz and Sidney Crosby, who play on the same line. The duo have combined for 30.4% of all the Penguins' goals this year.

23.4 : The Penguins power play percentage, the second best in the NHL.

9 : The number of times the Penguins have lost by three or more goals this season, the Blackhawks have done it four times.

7-8-1 : The Penguins record since the Olympic break.

6-0-3 : The Penguins record versus the Blackhawks in their last nine games in Pittsburgh.

5 : The number of goals needed for Jonathan Toews for 200 in his career.

3 : The number of consecutive games the Penguins have lost on home ice.

.885 : The winning percentage for both teams when leading after the 1st period, tied for the NHL lead.

Probable Blackhawks Lineup

Forwards

Kris Versteeg - Jonathan Toews - Marian Hossa
Patrick Sharp - Michal Handzus - Andrew Shaw
Brandon Saad - Teuvo Teravainen - Bryan Bickell
Brandon Bollig - Marcus Kruger - Ben Smith

Defensive Pairings

Duncan Keith - Brent Seabrook
Johnny Oduya - Niklas Hjalmarsson
Nick Leddy - Sheldon Brookbank

Goaltender

Corey Crawford (29-14-10, 2.22 GAA, .918 save %, 2 SO)

Injuries

Nikolai Khabibulin (rotator cuff) out, Patrick Kane (lower body) out, Michal Rozsival (lower body) out

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
P. Sharp 75 31 41 72 +16 36 9 2
P. Kane 69 29 40 69 +7 22 10 6
J. Toews 75 28 40 68 +27 34 5 5
D. Keith 74 6 51 57 +20 26 3 3
M. Hossa 65 27 29 56 +28 18 4 4

Probable Penguins Lineup

Forwards

Chris Kunitz - Sidney Crosby - Lee Stempniak
Beau Bennett - Jussi Jokinen - James Neal
Taylor Pyatt - Brandon Sutter - Brian Gibbons
Tanner Glass - Craig Adams - Jayson Megna

Defensive Pairings

Robert Bortuzzo - Brooks Orpik
Matt Niskanen - Rob Scuderi
Deryk Engelland - Simon Despres

Goaltender

Marc-Andre Fleury (35-17-4, 2.35 GAA, .917 save %, 5 SO)

Injuries

Marcel Goc (ankle) out, Evgeni Malkin (foot) out, Pascal Dupuis (knee surgery) out, Chris Conner (hand surgery) out, Joe Vitale (upper body) out, Kris Letang (stroke) out, Paul Martin (hand fracture) out, Tomas Vokoun (blood clot) out

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
S. Crosby 74 34 63 97 +12 42 11 5
E. Malkin 60 23 49 72 +10 62 7 3
C. Kunitz 72 34 30 64 +26 64 13 8
J. Neal 51 23 30 53 +15 51 9 4
J. Jokinen 74 18 33 51 +11 16 5 4