Blackhawks @ Canucks, Numerology
Yet another set of back to back games concludes in Vancouver with a meeting against the hated Canucks.
Chicago Blackhawks (77 pts, 32-10-13) @ Vancouver Canucks (63 pts, 27-18-9)
9:30 pm CDT (UGH), Rogers Arena - Vancouver, BC
TV : WGN
Radio : 720 AM WGN
Blackhawks' last game : 4-5 L (OT) @ Flames
Canucks' last game : 2-4 L vs Oilers
Enemy Territory : Nucks Misconduct
|Jan 29 '14||@ VAN|
|Dec 20 '13||VAN 3 at CHI 2 - SO||R. Kesler|
|Nov 23 '13||CHI 2 at VAN 1||M. Kruger|
167 : The number of penalty minutes for Tom Sestito, the most in the NHL.
81-65-22-8 : The Blackhawks all time record versus the Canucks, earning at least point 64% of the time.
65 : The number of career shutouts for Roberto Luongo, one shy of tying Patrick Roy for 14th all time.
39 : The number of goals scored in the 3rd period by the Canucks. Only Buffalo (37) has scored fewer 3rd period goals.
24 : The number power play goals scored by the Canucks this year. Only Buffalo (23) and Florida (16, yikes!) have scored fewer PPGs.
14.9 : The average number of penalty minutes per game for the Canucks. Only the Flyers (15.9) have a higher PIM/G average.
13 : The number of games Daniel Sedin has gone without a goal.
11-0-1 : The Cancuks record when they score 4 or more goals this season.
3 : The number of short handed goals scored by Marian Hossa. Only Brad Marchand (4) has scored more.
2.48 : The Canucks' goals per game average this season, ranked 22nd in the NHL
Ever since the spring of 2011, the folks at Nucks Misconduct have added the video of Alex Burrows' series winning goal against the Hawks. You know, the only playoff series in five that the Canucks have won against the Hawks. If celebrating a 20% success rate is the new norm then Michael Jordon should be expecting his call from the baseball Hall of Fame any day now. So I'm just going to leave this here...
Probable Blackhawks Lineup
Patrick Sharp - Jonathan Toews - Marian Hossa
Kris Versteeg - Brandon Pirri - Patrick Kane
Brandon Saad - Andrew Shaw - Bryan Bickell
Brandon Bollig - Marcus Kruger - Ben Smith
Duncan Keith - Brent Seabrook
Niklas Hjalmarsson - Johnny Oduya
Nick Leddy - Michal Rozsival
Corey Crawford (19-8-9, 2.46 GAA, .911 save %, 0 SO)
Nikolai Khabibulin (rotator cuff) out
Probable Canucks Lineup
Chris Higgins - Ryan Kesler - Zack Kassian
Daniel Sedin - Brad Richardson - Alexandre Burrows
David Booth - Jordan Schroeder - Jannik Hansen
Tom Sestito - Zac Dalpe - Yannick Weber
Chris Tanev - Dan Hamhuis
Alexander Edler - Jason Garrison
Ryan Stanton - Kevin Bieksa
Roberto Luongo (19-12-6, 2.25 GAA, .921 save %, 3 SO)
Henrik Sedin (ribs) out, Mike Santorelli (arm) out, Andrew Alberts (concussion) out