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Blackhawks @ Capitals : Game Day Numbers

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The Blackhawks return to the nation's capital, this time for an actual game.

Rob Carr

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Chicago Blackhawks (107 pts, 46-19-15) @ Washington Capitals (87 pts, 37-30-13)

6 pm CDT, Verizon Center - Washington DC.

TV: CSN Chicago, NBCSN

Radio: 87.7 FM

Blackhawks last game: 3-2 W (OT) vs Canadiens

Capitals last game: 5-2 W @ Hurricanes

Enemy Territory :

Japers' Rink

381 : The number of shots on goal Alex Ovechkin has this season, the most in the NHL.

67 : The number of power play goals the Capitals have scored, the most in the NHL.

62 : The number points (11 G, 51 A) Adam Oates had in his playing career against the Blackhawks.

47.9 : The Capitals' team CF% this season, ranked 24th in the NHL.

7 : The number of seasons since the Capitals last missed the playoffs.

5 : The number of goals Alex Ovechkin has scored against the Blackhawks in seven career games. He is also a -3.

3 : The number goals Peter Regin has scored in 13 career games against the games, the most he has scored against any team.

2.86 : The Capitals goals against average this season, ranked 24th in the NHL.

Probable Blackhawks Lineup


Patrick SharpAndrew ShawMarian Hossa

Kris VersteegBen SmithBrandon Saad

Bryan BickellPeter ReginJeremy Morin

Brandon BolligMarcus KrugerJoakim Nordstrom

Defensive Pairings

Duncan KeithBrent Seabrook

Niklas HjalmarssonJohnny Oduya

Nick LeddyMichal Rozsival


Corey Crawford (32-15-10, 2.22 GAA, .918 save %, 2 SO)


Nikolai Khabibulin (rotator cuff) out, Patrick Kane (lower body) out, Jonathan Toews (upper body) out

Probable Capitals Lineup


Mikail Grabovski – Nicklas BackstromAlex Ovechkin

Evgeny Kuzetsov – Marcus Johansson – Troy Brouwer

Jason ChimeraEric Fehr – Joel Ward

Aaron Volpatti – Jay Beagle – Tom Wilson

Defensive Pairings

Karl Alzner – John Carlson

Dimitri Orlov – Tyson Strachan

Julien Broulilette – Patrick Wey


Jaroslav Halak (28-13-7, 2.29 GAA, .919 save %, 4 SO)


Mike Green (upper body) doubtful, Jack Hillen (upper body) out,Brooks Laich (groin surgery) out, Patrick Wey (head) out