6:30 PM CDT, United Center – Chicago, IL
TV: CSN Chicago
Radio: 88.7 FM
Blackhawks last game: 4-2 W vs Blues
Canadiens last game: 5-3 W vs Red Wings
Enemy Territory: Eyes On The Prize
|Apr 09 '14||@CHI|
|Jan 11 '14||CHI 1 at MTL 2 - OT||A. Markov|
308: The number of shots on goal for Patrick Sharp this season, only Alex Ovechkin (380) has more.
176: The number of blocked shots by Andrei Markov this season, the fourth most in the NHL.
85.4: The Canadiens' penalty kill success rate this season, the third best in the NHL.
56: The number of primary points (goals + primary assists) for Max Pacioretty this season, ranked tenth in the NHL.
12.9: The number of penalty minutes per game for the Canadiens, ranked 26th in the NHL.
8-2-0: The Canadiens' record over their last ten games.
8: The number of goals Marian Hossa has in 45 career games against the Canadiens, the second fewest against any team in his career.
4-5-1: Peter Budaj's career record versus the Blackhawks, with a .896 save % and a 3.09 GAA.
2.61: The Canadiens' goals per game average this season, ranked 19th in the NHL.
.837: The Canadiens' winning percentage when scoring first this season, fifth best in the NHL.
Probable Blackhawks Lineup
Patrick Sharp – Andrew Shaw – Marian Hossa
Kris Versteeg – Michal Handzus – Brandon Saad
Bryan Bickell – Ben Smith – Jeremy Morin
Brandon Bollig – Marcus Kruger – Joakim Nordstrom
Duncan Keith – Brent Seabrook
Niklas Hjalmarsson – Johnny Oduya
Nick Leddy – Sheldon Brookbank
Corey Crawford (31-15-10, 2.22 GAA, .918 save %, 2 SO)
Nikolai Khabibulin (rotator cuff) out, Patrick Kane (lower body) out, Jonathan Toews (upper body) out
Probable Canadiens Lineup
Max Pacioretty – David Desharnais – Thomas Vanek
Alex Galchenyuk – Tomas Plekanec – Brendan Gallagher
Rene Bourque – Lars Eller – Brian Gionta
Michael Bournival – Ryan White – Danny Briere
Andrei Markov – Alexei Emelin
Josh Gorges – P.K. Subban
Jarred Tinordi – Mike Weaver
Peter Budaj (10-8-2, 2.49 GAA, .910 save %, 1 SO)
Travis Moen (concussion) out, Brandon Prust (upper body) out