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Blackhawks @ Wild, Game 3 : Game Day Numbers

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The Central Division Finals move to St. Paul as the Blackhawks look to take a 3-0 stranglehold.

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Chicago Blackhawks (6-2) @ Minnesota Wild (4-5)

Blackhawks lead series 2-0

8 PM CDT, Xcel Energy Center - St Paul, MN

TV : CNBC

Radio : 88.7 FM

Enemy Territory : Hockey Wilderness

Series Schedule/Results

DATE SCORE W. GOAL
May 15 '14 @CHI
May 13 '14 @MIN
May 11 '14 @CHI
May 09 '14 @MIN
May 06 '14 @MIN
May 04 '14 MIN 1 at CHI 4 B. Saad
May 02 '14 MIN 2 at CHI 5 P. Kane

73.7 : Jonathan Toews' CF% in Game 2, the highest on either team.

29.4 : Ben Smith's CF% in Game 2, the lowest on either team.

24.2 : The average number of shots per game given up by the Wild, the least the playoffs.

7 : The number games Matt Cooke has been suspended for.  He will be eligible to return in Game 4. The question does Mike Yeo even want him back?

7 : The number of primary points (goals + primary assists) by Jonathan Toews, tied for the second most in the playoffs.

6 : The number consecutive playoff wins by the Blackhawks. The last time they had a playoff winning streak of at least six games was 2010.  Anyone remember how that year ended?

6 : The number of penalties drawn by Zach Parise, tied for the playoff lead.

3.62 : The Blackhawks' goals per game average, second only behind Montreal in the playoffs.

Probable Blackhawks Lineup

Forwards

Bryan Bickell - Jonathan Toews - Marian Hossa

Patrick Sharp - Ben Smith - Patrick Kane

Brandon Saad - Marcus Kruger - Joakim Nordstrom

Brandon Bollig - Michal Handzus - Kris Versteeg

Defensive Pairings

Duncan Keith - Brent Seabrook

Johnny Oduya - Niklas Hjalmarsson

Nick Leddy - Michal Rozsival

Goaltender

Corey Crawford (5-2, .93 save %, 1.87 GAA, 1 SO)

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
J. Toews 8 4 5 9 +6 4 1 3
B. Seabrook 5 2 7 9 +6 15 1 0
P. Kane 8 5 3 8 +8 8 0 2
B. Bickell 8 5 3 8 +4 6 1 0
M. Hossa 8 2 6 8 +2 6 1 0

Probable Wild Lineup

Forwards

Matt Moulson - Mikko Koivu - Charlie Coyle

Zach Parise - Mikael Granlund - Jason Pominville

Nino Niederreiter - Kyle Brodziak - Justin Fontaine

Cody McCormick - Erik Haula - Dany Heatley

Defensive Pairings

Ryan Suter - Jonas Brodin

Jared Spurgeon - Marco Scandella

Nate Prosser - Clayton Stoner

Goaltender

Ilya Bryzgalov (1-4, .830 save %, 3.90 GAA, 0 SO)

Leading Scorers

PLAYER GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
Z. Parise 9 3 8 11 -3 6 1 1
K. Brodziak 8 3 3 6 -1 2 0 0
J. Pominville 9 1 5 6 -3 0 0 0
M. Koivu 9 1 5 6 -4 8 0 0
D. Heatley 7 1 5 6 +7 2 0 0