|11||DETROIT||+125||Ov 5.5,-115||+130||Ov 5.5,-115|
|12||CHICAGO||-145||Un 5.5,-105||-150||Un 5.5,-105|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||1-1-0||0||1-1||0||2-0||2.0||28.0||4.5||34.5|
|Last 5 Games||2-2-0||-0.3||2-2||-0.3||3-1||2.5||30.7||3.5||31.7|
|Team Stats (All Games)||4||10||0||6||3||1||1||123||8.1%||20||2||10.0%||18|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||2||4||0||2||1||1||1||56||7.1%||11||0||0.0%||6|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||4||10||0||6||3||1||1||123||8.1%||20||2||10.0%||18|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||2||4||0||2||1||1||1||56||7.1%||11||0||0.0%||6|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||14||3||5||6||0||0||127||11.0%||22||7||31.8%||27|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||9||2||3||4||0||0||69||13.0%||12||6||50.0%||17|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||14||3||5||6||0||0||127||11.0%||22||7||31.8%||27|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||9||2||3||4||0||0||69||13.0%||12||6||50.0%||17|
|JONAS GUSTAVSSON (All Games)||1||0||8||7||87.5%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JONAS GUSTAVSSON (Road Games)||1||0||8||7||87.5%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JONAS GUSTAVSSON (vs. Division)||1||0||8||7||87.5%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JONAS GUSTAVSSON (Last 4 Games)||1||0||8||7||87.5%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JIMMY HOWARD (All Games)||4||4||119||106||89.1%||0||2-2||-0.3||2-2-0||0||3-1|
|JIMMY HOWARD (Road Games)||2||2||61||53||86.9%||0||1-1||0||1-1-0||0||2-0|
|JIMMY HOWARD (vs. Division)||2||2||61||53||86.9%||0||1-1||0||1-1-0||0||2-0|
|JIMMY HOWARD (Last 4 Games)||4||4||119||106||89.1%||0||2-2||-0.3||2-2-0||0||3-1|
|JOEY MACDONALD (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JOEY MACDONALD (Road Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JOEY MACDONALD (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||1-0-0||+1||1-0||+1||0-1||3.0||27.0||2.0||34.0|
|Last 5 Games||5-0-0||+5||5-0||+5||2-3||4.0||29.0||2.4||26.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||5||20||6||7||6||1||0||145||13.8%||24||6||25.0%||34|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||1||3||1||1||1||0||0||27||11.1%||3||1||33.3%||6|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||20||6||7||6||1||0||145||13.8%||24||6||25.0%||34|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||2||6||2||2||2||0||0||51||11.8%||7||1||14.3%||11|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||12||3||3||6||0||0||133||9.0%||17||1||5.9%||21|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||2||0||0||2||0||0||34||5.9%||2||1||50.0%||4|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||12||3||3||6||0||0||133||9.0%||17||1||5.9%||21|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||4||1||0||3||0||0||60||6.7%||7||1||14.3%||8|
|CORY CRAWFORD (All Games)||4||4||104||96||92.3%||0||4-0||+4||4-0-0||+4||1-3|
|CORY CRAWFORD (Home Games)||1||1||34||32||94.1%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||0-1|
|CORY CRAWFORD (vs. Division)||2||2||60||56||93.3%||0||2-0||+2||2-0-0||+2||0-2|
|CORY CRAWFORD (Last 4 Games)||4||4||104||96||92.3%||0||4-0||+4||4-0-0||+4||1-3|
|RAY EMERY (All Games)||1||1||29||25||86.2%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||1-0|
|RAY EMERY (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|RAY EMERY (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|RAY EMERY (Last 4 Games)||1||1||29||25||86.2%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||1-0|
|Average power rating of opponents played: DETROIT 2.99, CHICAGO 3.44|
|1/19/2013||at ST LOUIS||0-6||L||0, +120||L||5 ov||O|
|1/21/2013||at COLUMBUS||4-3||W||0, -130||W||5.5 un||O|
|1/22/2013||DALLAS||1-2||L||0, -130||L||5.5 ev||U|
|1/25/2013||MINNESOTA||5-3||W||0, -120||W||5 ov||O|
|1/27/2013||at CHICAGO|| |
|2/1/2013||ST LOUIS|| |
|2/2/2013||at COLUMBUS|| |
|2/7/2013||at ST LOUIS|| |
|1/19/2013||at LOS ANGELES||5-2||W||0, +105||W||5 ov||O|
|1/20/2013||at PHOENIX||6-4||W||0, -110||W||5.5 un||O|
|1/22/2013||ST LOUIS||3-2||W||0, -125||W||5.5 un||U|
|1/24/2013||at DALLAS||3-2||W||0, -125||W||5.5 un||U|
|1/26/2013||at COLUMBUS||3-2||W||0, -165||W||5.5 ov||U|
|1/30/2013||at MINNESOTA|| |
|2/1/2013||at VANCOUVER|| |
|2/2/2013||at CALGARY|| |
|2/5/2013||at SAN JOSE|| |
|2/7/2013||at PHOENIX|| |
LAST SEASON: 48-28-6, 102 points. Lost to Nashville 4-1 in first round.
COACH: Mike Babcock, 8th season with Red Wings, 352-154-68; 10th overall, 421-216-19 in NHL.
ADDED: RW Damien Brunner, RW Mikael Samuelsson, RW Jordin Tootoo, G Jonas Gustavsson, D Carlo Colaiacovo.
LOST: D Nicklas Lidstrom, D Brad Stuart, LW Jiri Hudler, LW Tomas Holmstrom.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Brunner. The 26-year-old rookie led the Swiss league with 60 points last season. He might get a lot of chances to produce on a line with Henrik Zetterberg, a teammate overseas during the lockout, and Pavel Datsyuk.
OUTLOOK: Without Lidstrom and Stuart on the blue line, extending the franchise's postseason streak to 22 will be quite a challenge. The Red Wings, though, have a shot to be better offensively and in net with a series of subtle moves after failing to make a splash in the summer when free agents Zach Parise and Ryan Suter turned down their offers to play together in Minnesota.
LAST SEASON: 45-26-11, 101 points. Lost to Phoenix 4-2 in first round.
COACH: Joel Quenneville, 5th season with Blackhawks, 186-99-39; 16th overall, 624-382-157 in NHL.
ADDED: D Michal Rozsival, D Sheldon Brookbank.
LOST: F Andrew Brunette, F Brendan Morrison, D Sean O'Donnell
PLAYER TO WATCH: G Corey Crawford
OUTLOOK: Other than Rozsival and Brookbank, who each signed as free agents, there has been little turnover from last season. The Blackhawks have continuity going for them. Question is: Can they make a playoff run? It's been back-to-back first-round exits since they captured the Stanley Cup, and the Blackhawks are looking for more. Crawford's play will go a long way toward determining that, and he's coming off a shaky season in which he didn't post a shutout and let in two soft overtime goals in the playoffs.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (DETROIT-CHICAGO) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Red Wings-Blackhawks Preview* ==============================
By ALAN FERGUSON STATS Writer
Detroit (2-2-0) at Chicago (4-0-0), 7:00 p.m. EDT
The Chicago Blackhawks have a chance to clinch their best start in franchise history in front of their home fans. If that's not enough to stoke excitement at the United Center, the team will also be facing its archrival for the first time this season.
Chicago will try to win its sixth in a row Sunday night by adding to its recent success against the Detroit Red Wings.
With a 3-2 win Saturday in Columbus, the current Blackhawks team joined the 1971-72 squad as the only ones to open a season with five consecutive victories. Jonathan Toews scored a key goal in the third period and Patrick Kane had a pair of assists to extend his season-opening point streak.
"That was one of those games where maybe we didn't play our best hockey like we've seen in the last (four) games," Toews said, "but as a team it doesn't matter who goes out there, you've got to find a way to win."
The Blackhawks (5-0-0) will try to make history in only their second home game this season, before they head out on a six-game road trip. They're 2-0-1 in their last three home games against Detroit and 8-1-2 in the last 11 meetings overall, including three straight victories to close last season's series.
The Red Wings (2-2-0) have experienced an uneven start following the retirements of Nicklas Lidstrom and Tomas Holmstrom, but they're coming off a 5-3 win over Minnesota on Friday. Todd Bertuzzi had two goals in his season debut after dealing with an illness and rookie Damien Brunner scored his second in as many games.
Pavel Datsyuk and Valtteri Filppula had three points apiece, with Brunner and Datsyuk scoring the team's first two power-play goals of the season. The Red Wings were 0 for 15 with the man advantage through their first three games.
They might struggle again Sunday considering the Blackhawks are 16 for 17 on the penalty kill.
"They're going to be a tough test for us, for sure," Detroit coach Mike Babcock said. "It's going to be imperative that we really stay together in a five-man unit, forecheck well, play defense well and be patient.
"We need to get off to a good start, be strong in the face-off circle and be ready to compete."
The Red Wings are missing Mikael Samuelsson, Ian White and Carlo Colaiacovo, but they may get defenseman Jonathan Ericsson back from a hip injury Sunday.
Chicago coach Joel Quenneville, meanwhile, said he might give goaltender Corey Crawford his second start in as many nights.
Crawford is 7-2-2 with a 2.06 goals-against average in 11 career games against Detroit, although Ray Emery has also performed well versus the Red Wings, going 3-0-0 with a 1.85 GAA in four all-time matchups. Three of those came with Ottawa, but he helped the Blackhawks to a 2-1 victory in Detroit on March 4.
Whoever starts, Patrick Sharp will try to help by adding to his six goals and nine assists in his last 15 games against Detroit.
Datsyuk has three goals and two assists in his last five matchups with Chicago and six points in his past three games overall. The Red Wings, though, have tallied two goals or fewer eight times in their last 11 games against the Blackhawks, losing all eight of those games.
|Last Updated: 8/30/2014 11:37:10 PM EST|