Blackhawks @ Canucks, Numerology
The circus trip continues with our first look at the Canucks.
Chicago Blackhawks (34pts, 15-4-4) @ Vancouver Canucks (28 pts, 12-8-4)
9 pm CDT, Rogers Arena - Vancouver, BC
TV : WGN
Radio : 720 AM WGN
Blackhawks' last game : 6-3 W @ Jets
Canucks' last game : 6-2 @ vs Blue Jackets
Enemy Territory : Nucks Misconduct
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299 : The number of career goals scored by Daniel Sedin. Only two other players have scored 300 goals in Vancouver; Markus Naslund (346) and Trevor Linden (3i8).
88.9 : The penalty kill rate for the Canucks, the best in the NHL.
16 : The number of assists from Duncan Kieth which leads the team and has him tied with Keith Yandle and P.K. Subban for most assists by a defenseman.
10.7 : The power play success rate for the Canucks, second worst in the NHL.
10 : The number of Patrick Kane's 24 points scored on the power play (5 G, 5 A).
7 : The number of wins the Canucks have when their opponent scores first, the most in the NHL.
7 : The number of points the Blackhawks have earned in four games against the Pacific Division this year.
3-3-3 : The Canucks' record since signing Herik and Daniel Sedin to four year contract extensions.
3 : The number of assists for Ryan Stanton Friday against the Blue Jackets. He was the first rookie Canucks defenseman to record three assists in a game since Steve Staios in 1997.
2 : The number of shorthanded goals scored by Brad Richardson this year.
Probable Blackhawks Lineup
Patrick Sharp - Jonathan Toews - Marian Hossa
Brandon Saad - Brandon Pirri - Patrick Kane
Kris Versteeg - Andrew Shaw - Jeremy Morin
Brandon Bollig - Marcus Kruger - Ben Smith
Duncan Keith - Brent Seabrook
Johnny Oduya - Niklas Hjalmarsson
Nick Leddy - Michal Rozsival
Corey Crawford (14-4-3, 2.57 GAA, .904 save %, 0 SO)
Michael Kostka (broken foot) out, Michal Handzus (upper body) out, Nikolai Khabibulin (lower body) out, Bryan Bickell (lower body) out
Probable Canucks Lineup
Chris Higgins - Henrik Sedin - Jannik Hansen
Daniel Sedin - Mike Santorelli - Ryan Kesler
Zack Kassian - Brad Richardson - Alexandre Burrows
Tom Sestito - Zac Dalpe - Dale Weise
Alexander Edler - Jason Garrison
Dan Hamhuis - Chris Tanev
Ryan Stanton - Kevin Bieksa
Roberto Luongo (10-6-4, 2.31 GAA, .913 save %, 2 SO)
Jordan Schroeder (ankle) out