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The Blackhawks play their first game at the United Center since January 26th, as the Colorado Avalanche come to town for an important Central Division showdown.

Jonathan Daniel

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Chicago Blackhawks (86 pts, 36-12-14) vs Colorado Avalanche (83 pts, 39-17-5)

7 pm CDT, United Center - Chicago, IL

TV : CSN Chicago

Radio : 720 AM WGN

Blackhawks last game : 5-1 W vs Penguins

Avalanche last game : 6-3 W vs Lightning

Enemy Territory : Mile High Hockey

Season Series/Schedule

DATE SCORE W. GOAL
Mar 12 '14
Mar 04 '14
Jan 14 '14 COL 3 at CHI 2 - OT T. Barrie
Dec 27 '13 COL 2 at CHI 7 P. Sharp
Nov 19 '13 CHI 1 at COL 5 G. Landeskog

151 : The number of 5 on 5 goals the Blackhawks have scored this season, the most in the NHL. The Avalanche have 128.

135 : The number of regular season wins Joel Quennville had as head coach of the Avalanche.

51.6 : The Blackhawks faceoff win percentage this season, the seventh highest in the NHL.

50-48-9-7 : The Blackhawks all time record versus the Avalanche.

49 : The number of points for Nathan MacKinnon this season, which is 12 more than any other rookie in the NHL.

32.4 : The average shots given up per game by the Avalanche this season, ranked 26th in the NHL.

3.03 : The goals per game average for the Avalanche this season, the sixth highest in the NHL.

.882 : The Avalanche's winning percentage when scoring first, only the Penguins have a higher percentage.

.714 : The Avalanche's winning percentage in one goal games, the second highest in the NHL.

Probable Blackhawks Lineup

Forwards

Patrick Sharp - Jonathan Toews - Brandon Saad
Kris Versteeg - Michal Handzus - Patrick Kane
Bryan Bickell - Peter Regin - Andrew Shaw
Brandon Bollig -Marcus Kruger - Ben Smith

Defensive Pairings

Duncan Keith - Brent Seabrook
Johnny Oduya - Niklas Hjalmarsson
Nick Leddy - Michal Rozsival

Goaltender

Corey Crawford (23-10-10, 2.31 GAA, .918 save %, 1 SO)

Injuries

Marian Hossa (upper body) out, Nikolai Khabibulin (rotator cuff) out

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
P. Kane 61 27 37 64 +8 18 10 6
P. Sharp 62 29 31 60 +20 34 8 2
J. Toews 62 21 37 58 +23 28 3 3
M. Hossa 57 24 26 50 +25 16 4 4
D. Keith 61 3 45 48 20 14 2 1

Probable Avalanche Lineup

Forwards

Gabriel Landeskog - Paul Stastny - Nathan MacKinnon
Ryan O'Reilly - Matt Duchene - P.A. Parenteau
Max Talbot - John Mitchell - Jamie McGinn
Cody McLeod - Marc-Andre Cliche - Patrick Bordeleau

Defensive Pairings

Jan Hejda - Erik Johnson
Tyson Barrie _ Nate Guenin
Nick Holden - Cory Sarich

Goaltender

Semyon Varlamov (30-11-5, 2.48 GAA, .925 save %, 1 SO)

Injuries

Alex Tanguay (hip) out

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
M. Duchene 58 19 36 55 +1 19 5 5
G. Landeskog 60 19 33 52 +17 47 4 3
N. MacKinnon 61 22 27 49 +15 20 8 5
R. O'Reilly 59 23 23 46 -1 0 7 5
P. Stastny 55 19 27 46 +10 20 3 3