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The Blackhawks host their old rivals, the Montreal Canadiens, in their final home game of the regular season.

Jonathan Daniel

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Chicago Blackhawks (105 pts 45-19-15) vs Montreal Canadiens (97 pts 45-27-7)

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

Season Series/Schedule

DATE SCORE W. GOAL
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

Forwards

Patrick SharpAndrew ShawMarian Hossa

Kris VersteegMichal HandzusBrandon Saad

Bryan BickellBen SmithJeremy Morin

Brandon BolligMarcus KrugerJoakim Nordstrom

Defensive Pairings

Duncan KeithBrent Seabrook

Niklas HjalmarssonJohnny Oduya

Nick LeddySheldon Brookbank

Goaltender

Corey Crawford (31-15-10, 2.22 GAA, .918 save %, 2 SO)

Injuries

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

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
P. Sharp 79 33 43 76 +13 40 10 2
P. Kane 69 29 40 69 +7 22 10 6
J. Toews 76 28 40 68 +26 34 5 5
D. Keith 78 6 54 60 +21 28 3 3
M. Hossa 69 28 29 57 +25 20 4 4

Probable Canadiens Lineup

Forwards

Max Pacioretty – David Desharnais – Thomas Vanek

Alex Galchenyuk – Tomas PlekanecBrendan Gallagher

Rene Bourque – Lars Eller – Brian Gionta

Michael Bournival – Ryan White – Danny Briere

Defensive Pairings

Andrei Markov – Alexei Emelin

Josh Gorges – P.K. Subban

Jarred Tinordi – Mike Weaver

Goaltender

Peter Budaj (10-8-2, 2.49 GAA, .910 save %, 1 SO)

Injuries

Travis Moen (concussion) out, Brandon Prust (upper body) out

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
T. Vanek 75 27 40 67 +6 44 8 4
M. Pacioretty 70 39 21 60 +8 35 10 11
P. Subban 79 10 43 53 -3 79 4 1
D. Desharnais 76 16 35 51 +10 24 3 2
T. Plekanec 78 20 23 43 +13 38 3 5