Chicago Blackhawks (9-7) vs Los Angeles Kings (11-7)
Kings lead 3-1
7 pm CDT, United Center - Chicago, IL
TV : NBCSN
Radio : 720 AM WGN
Enemy Territory : Jewels From The Crown
|Jun 01 '14||@CHI|
|May 30 '14||@LAK|
|May 28 '14||@CHI|
|May 26 '14||CHI 2 at LAK 5||D. Brown|
|May 24 '14||CHI 3 at LAK 4||D. Doughty|
|May 21 '14||LAK 6 at CHI 2||J. Muzzin|
|May 18 '14||LAK 1 at CHI 3||D. Keith|
I am going a different route with today's Game Day Numbers. I went back and looked at every single playoff series since 1980 through the second round of this year's postseason to get the numbers on all the seven game series that started 3-1.
-Since the start of the 1980 playoffs, 202 series have seen a team jump out to a 3-1 series lead.
- 107 (53%) have ended in five games,
- 53 (26%) have ended in six games
- 42 (21%) have gone to seven games.
- Out of those 42 series, the team who trailed 3-1 won 24 (58%) of those Game 7's.
So, let's stay out of box, find a way to clog the shooting lanes and get some traffic in front of Quick and get this series back to LA.
Probable Blackhawks Lineup (your guess is as good as mine)
Bryan Bickell - Jonathan Toews - Patrick Kane
Patrick Sharp - Ben Smith - Marian Hossa
Brandon Saad - Andrew Shaw - Kris Versteeg
Peter Regin - Michal Handzus - Marcus Kruger
Duncan Keith -Brent Seabrook
Johnny Oduya - Niklas Hjalmarsson
Nick Leddy - Michal Rozsival
Corey Crawford (9-7, .918 save %, 2.34 GAA, 1 SO)
Probable Kings Lineup
Marian Gaborik - Anze Kopitar - Dustin Brown
Tanner Pearson - Jeff Carter - Tyler Toffoli
Trevor Lewis - Jarret Stoll - Justin Williams
Dwight King - Mike Richards - Jordan Nolan
Jake Muzzin - Drew Doughty
Jeff Schultz - Slava Voynov
Alec Martinez - Willie Mitchell
Jonathan Quick (11-7, .911 save %, 2.68 GAA, 1 SO)