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The Blackhawks look to win back to back games as the travel to Buffalo to take on the Sabres.

Rick Stewart

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Chicago Blackhawks (88 pts, 37-13-14) @ Buffalo Sabres (46 pts, 19-36-8)

6:30 pm CDT, First Niagara Center - Buffalo, NY

TV : NBCSN

Radio : 720 AM WGN

Blackhawks' last game : 6-1 W vs Blue Jackets

Sabres' last game : 0-2 L @ Panthers

Enemy Territory : Die By The Blade

Season Series/Schedule

DATE SCORE W. GOAL
Mar 09 '14 @ BUF
Oct 12 '13 BUF 1 at CHI 2 P. Kane

80.6 : The Blackhawks PK%, which has them up to 22nd in the league.

46-52-13-1 : The Blackhawks all time record versus the Sabres.

29 : The number of 1st period goals scored by the Sabres, the least in the NHL.

19 : The number of wins the Sabres have this season.  The Blackhawks have 17 on the road alone.

6.5 : The over/under on how many times that Buffalo is mentioned as Patrick Kane's hometown tonight.

6 : The number of points (3 G, 3 A) scored by Kane against the Sabres in seven career games.

5 : The number of points (1 G, 4 A) Cody Hodgson has scored in five career games versus the Blackhawks.

3 : The number of shorthanded assists for Niklas Hjalmarsson, tied for second in the NHL.

1.92 : The Sabres' goals per game average, the only team in the NHL averaging less than two goals per game.

1-9-0 : The Sabres' record versus the Central Divison.

Probable Blackhawks Lineup

Forwards

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

Defensive Pairings

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

Goaltender

Corey Crawford (24-11-10, 2.30 GAA, .917 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 63 27 38 65 +6 18 10 6
P. Sharp 64 29 33 62 +17 34 8 2
J. Toews 64 24 37 61 +24 30 5 3
M. Hossa 57 24 26 50 +25 16 4 4
D. Keith 63 3 47 50 +21 18 2 1

Probable Sabres Lineup

Forwards

Ville Leino - Tyler Ennis - Drew Stafford
Nicolas Deslauriers - Cody Hodgson - Marcus Foligno
Luke Adadm - Brian Flynn - Matt D'Agostini
Matt Ellis - Zenon Konopka - John Scott

Defensive Pairings

Tyler Myers - Christian Ehrhoff
Chad Ruhwedel - Mike Weber
Jamie McBain - Henrik Tallinder

Goaltender

Jhonas Enroth (4-13-5, 2.82 GAA, .911 save %, 0 SO)

Injuries

Alexander Sulzer (lower body) out, Zemgus Girgensons (lower body) out, Chris Stewart (lower body)doubtful, Torrey Mitchell (foot) doubtful

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
M. Moulson 55 17 21 38 -5 26 8 2
C. Hodgson 53 16 18 34 -19 20 7 0
T. Ennis 61 16 16 32 -12 20 4 0
C. Ehrhoff 61 6 23 29 -10 28 1 2
C. Stewart 60 15 11 26 +2 116 3 3