Blackhawks @ Flames, Numerology
Antti Raanta will make his first NHL start as the Blackhawks battle the Flames in Calgary.
Chicago Blackhawks (38 pts, 17-4-4) @ Calgary Flames (20 pts, 8-11-4)
9 pm CDT, Scotiabank Saddledome - Calgary, AB
TV : WGN
Radio : 720 AM WGN
Blackhawks' last game : 5-1 W @ Oilers
Flames' last game : 4-3 W vs Panthers
Enemy Territory : Matchsticks and Gasoline
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222 : The number of takeaways the Blackhawks have been credited with this year, the 2nd most in the NHL behind Carolina's 252.
89.3 : The Flames' penalty kill percentage at home this season.
44.9 : The Flames' faceoff winning percentage, the lowest in the NHL.
19 : The number of assists by Duncan Keith, which is more than the point totals for all but one member of the Flames (Jiri Hudler).
15 : The number of consecutive games between the Blackhawks and Flames, played in Calgary, where the losing team has been held to two goals or less.
14 : The number of goals the Flames have scored in the 1st period this year.
4 : The number of shorthanded goals scored by the Flames this year, the most in the NHL.
3.56 : The Blackhawks average goals scored per game, the best in the NHL.
3.61 : The Flames average goals against per game, the worst in the NHL. Bet the over kids!
3-9-2 : The Flames' record versus the Western Conference.
Probable Blackhawks Lineup
Patrick Sharp - Jonathan Toews - Marian Hossa
Brandon Saad - Brandon Pirri - Patrick Kane
Kris Versteeg - Andrew Shaw - Michal Handzus
Brandon Bollig - Marcus Kruger - Ben Smith
Duncan Keith - Brent Seabrook
Niklas Hjalmarsson - Johnny Oduya
Nick Leddy - Sheldon Brookbank
Antti Raanta (0-0-0, 2.57 GAA, .875 save %, 0 SO)
Michael Kostka (broken foot) out, Nikolia Khabibulin (lower body) out, Bryan Bickell (lower body) out
Probable Flames Lineup
Michael Cammalleri - Matt Stajan - Lee Stempniak
Sven Baertschi - Sean Monahan - Jiri Hudler
Lance Bouma - Joe Colborne - David Jones
Blair Jones - Mikael Backlund - Brian McGrattan
Kris Russell - T.J. Brodie
Ladislav Smid - Chris Butler
Dennis Wideman - Derek Smith
Reto Berra (3-4-2, 3.34 GAA, .889 save %, 0 SO)
Curtis Glencross (knee injury)out, Mark Giordano (broken ankle) out, T.J. Galiardi (back) doubtful