|51||CHICAGO||-130||Ov 5.5,+110||-110||Ov 5.5,+125|
|52||DETROIT||+110||Un 5.5,-130||-110||Un 5.5,-145|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||9-2-0||+6.7||9-2||+6.7||4-7||3.6||28.3||2.0||26.2|
|Last 5 Games||5-0-0||+5||5-0||+5||1-4||2.6||30.6||1.2||23.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||21||68||22||24||16||6||3||642||10.6%||81||14||17.3%||110|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||11||40||15||11||12||2||2||311||12.9%||45||7||15.6%||63|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||13||3||4||4||2||0||153||8.5%||10||1||10.0%||21|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||7||19||5||7||5||2||0||190||10.0%||18||2||11.1%||31|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||40||12||9||16||3||3||566||7.1%||76||8||10.5%||66|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||22||8||5||7||2||2||288||7.6%||38||2||5.3%||35|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||6||3||2||1||0||0||117||5.1%||18||1||5.6%||10|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||8||2||1||5||0||0||178||4.5%||24||1||4.2%||15|
|CORY CRAWFORD (All Games)||12||12||296||279||94.3%||1||9-3||+5.1||9-3-0||+5||2-10|
|CORY CRAWFORD (Road Games)||8||8||173||161||93.1%||0||6-2||+3.7||6-2-0||+4||2-6|
|CORY CRAWFORD (vs. Division)||6||6||141||136||96.5%||1||6-0||+6||6-0-0||+6||0-6|
|CORY CRAWFORD (Last 4 Games)||4||4||82||80||97.6%||1||3-1||+1.4||3-1-0||+1||0-4|
|RAY EMERY (All Games)||10||9||270||250||92.6%||0||9-0||+9||9-0-0||+9||4-4|
|RAY EMERY (Road Games)||4||3||115||107||93.0%||0||3-0||+3||3-0-0||+3||2-1|
|RAY EMERY (vs. Division)||2||1||37||34||91.9%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||1-0|
|RAY EMERY (Last 4 Games)||4||3||83||77||92.8%||0||3-0||+3||3-0-0||+3||1-2|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||7-5-0||+0.5||7-5||+0.5||5-6||3.3||28.6||2.6||28.7|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+1.2||3-2||+1.2||1-4||3.4||30.4||1.8||26.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||21||60||17||21||20||2||3||619||9.7%||90||14||15.6%||100|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||12||40||11||16||13||0||1||343||11.7%||57||14||24.6%||70|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||17||6||5||5||1||1||152||11.2%||16||4||25.0%||25|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||10||29||11||7||10||1||2||284||10.2%||43||3||7.0%||47|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||57||17||19||18||3||1||599||9.5%||84||19||22.6%||92|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||31||11||10||9||1||1||344||9.0%||49||8||16.3%||48|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||9||4||0||5||0||0||133||6.8%||13||2||15.4%||14|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||30||10||9||8||3||0||284||10.6%||40||14||35.0%||52|
|JONAS GUSTAVSSON (All Games)||3||1||52||48||92.3%||0||1-0||+1.6||1-0-0||+2||0-1|
|JONAS GUSTAVSSON (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JONAS GUSTAVSSON (vs. Division)||2||0||26||23||88.5%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JONAS GUSTAVSSON (Last 4 Games)||3||1||52||48||92.3%||0||1-0||+1.6||1-0-0||+2||0-1|
|JIMMY HOWARD (All Games)||18||18||495||447||90.3%||1||8-10||-3.9||8-10-0||-4||9-8|
|JIMMY HOWARD (Home Games)||12||12||343||313||91.3%||1||7-5||+0.5||7-5-0||0||5-6|
|JIMMY HOWARD (vs. Division)||9||9||231||205||88.7%||1||3-6||-4.2||3-6-0||-4||6-3|
|JIMMY HOWARD (Last 4 Games)||4||4||107||99||92.5%||1||2-2||-0.4||2-2-0||-1||1-3|
|PETR MRAZEK (All Games)||2||2||51||47||92.2%||0||1-1||+0.7||1-1-0||+1||1-0|
|PETR MRAZEK (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|PETR MRAZEK (vs. Division)||1||1||27||26||96.3%||0||1-0||+1.7||1-0-0||+2||1-0|
|PETR MRAZEK (Last 4 Games)||2||2||51||47||92.2%||0||1-1||+0.7||1-1-0||+1||1-0|
|Average power rating of opponents played: CHICAGO 3.14, DETROIT 3.13|
|2/5/2013||at SAN JOSE||5-3||W||0, +100||W||5 ov||O|
|2/7/2013||at PHOENIX||6-2||W||0, -110||W||5.5 un||O|
|2/10/2013||at NASHVILLE||3-0||W||0, -130||W||5 ov||U|
|2/12/2013||ANAHEIM||2-3||L||0, -155||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/15/2013||SAN JOSE||4-1||W||0, -140||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/17/2013||LOS ANGELES||3-2||W||0, -160||W||5 ov||P|
|2/19/2013||VANCOUVER||4-3||W||0, -120||W||5.5 un||O|
|2/22/2013||SAN JOSE||2-1||W||0, -140||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/24/2013||COLUMBUS||1-0||W||0, -285||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/25/2013||EDMONTON||3-2||W||0, -180||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/28/2013||at ST LOUIS||3-0||W||0, -110||W||5 ov||U|
|3/1/2013||COLUMBUS||4-3||W||0, -270||W||5 ov||O|
|3/3/2013||at DETROIT|| |
|3/8/2013||at COLORADO|| |
|3/14/2013||at COLUMBUS|| |
|2/5/2013||CALGARY||1-4||L||0, -150||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/7/2013||at ST LOUIS||5-1||W||0, +170||W||5.5 un||O|
|2/9/2013||EDMONTON||2-1||W||0, -170||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/10/2013||LOS ANGELES||3-2||W||0, +100||W||5 ov||P|
|2/13/2013||ST LOUIS||3-4||L||0, -120||L||5.5 un||O|
|2/15/2013||ANAHEIM||2-5||L||0, -110||L||5.5 un||O|
|2/17/2013||at MINNESOTA||2-3||L||0, +125||L||5 ov||P|
|2/19/2013||at NASHVILLE||3-4||L||0, +100||L||5 un||O|
|2/21/2013||COLUMBUS||2-3||L||0, -170||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/23/2013||NASHVILLE||4-0||W||0, -125||W||5 un||U|
|2/24/2013||VANCOUVER||8-3||W||0, +130||W||5 ov||O|
|2/27/2013||at LOS ANGELES||1-2||L||0, +130||L||5 ov||U|
|2/28/2013||at SAN JOSE||2-1||W||0, +160||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/9/2013||at COLUMBUS|| |
|3/13/2013||at CALGARY|| |
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.
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.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (CHICAGO-DETROIT) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Blackhawks-Red Wings Preview* ==============================
By JEFF MEZYDLO STATS Senior Writer
Chicago (18-0-3) at Detroit (10-8-3), 12:30 p.m. EDT
Though it hasn't always been easy, the Chicago Blackhawks are finding ways to win while keeping their season-opening point streak intact.
The visiting Blackhawks expect another serious challenge when they look for a ninth straight victory by continuing their recent success against the surging archrival Detroit Red Wings on Sunday.
While Chicago (18-0-3) is 21-0-6 since losing 6-1 at home to Nashville on March 25, it's often had to work hard to maintain its record-setting start without a regulation loss in 2013. One night after rolling to a 3-0 win at St. Louis, the Blackhawks overcame a pair of one-goal deficits and a blown third-period lead before Brent Seabrook's goal gave them a 4-3 overtime win over lowly Columbus on Friday.
"We were down early in this game," said forward Bryan Bickell, who has a goal and two assists in four games. "It shows the character in this room to come back. It's been fun. We're just having a blast right now."
Chicago's enjoyment has come from a confidence that continues to grow while believing it can prevail no matter how challenging the situation. The Blackhawks, who average 3.2 goals and yield 1.9, are 11-0-3 in one-goal games.
"You get that swagger and confidence when you're on a streak like this," said forward Viktor Stalberg, who has three goals with an assist in five games. "You have confidence you'll find a way to get it done."
With that attitude in tow, the Blackhawks face their biggest rival looking to win nine straight for the first time since Dec. 7-28, 2008. Chicago is 13-0-4 on the road since losing 5-1 at St. Louis on March 6, and in the midst of a 7-0-1 stretch at Detroit.
Chicago has won four straight and nine of 13 overall against the Red Wings (10-8-3), but the last eight have been decided by a goal. Defenseman Nick Leddy scored 2:45 into overtime for a 2-1 home win over Detroit on Jan. 27.
Corey Crawford is among the NHL leaders at 9-0-3 with a 1.46 goals-against average, and could start for the Blackhawks after playing one period Thursday before leaving with an upper-body injury. He was between the pipes in this season's first meeting, and is 4-0-1 with a 1.94 GAA at Joe Louis Arena the last two seasons.
Jimmy Howard will be back in the Detroit net after Jonas Gustavsson made 25 saves in Thursday's 2-1 shootout win at San Jose. Rookie Damien Brunner had the lone shootout goal to lead the Red Wings to their third win in four games following an 0-3-2 stretch.
"This is the best our team has looked all year, not necessarily the way we've played, the way we've looked," coach Mike Babcock said after his team improved to 4-4-3 in one-goal games.
The Red Wings have allowed 1.5 goals in the last four after yielding 3.8 in the previous five.
They prevailed Thursday despite failing on two power-play chances to fall to 0 for 33 on the road. Detroit is 3 for 23 with the man advantage in the last eight versus Chicago at Joe Louis Arena, but ranks among the NHL leaders converting 24.6 percent of those opportunities at home this season. The Red Wings are 4 of 7 in the last two at there.
The Blackhawks are killing 94.7 percent of their penalties on the road.
Johan Franzen, who scored Detroit's goal at Chicago, does not have a point during a five-game stretch that was interrupted when he missed seven with a hip flexor.
Howard is 0-1-2 in his last four starts against the Blackhawks, but has a 2.04 GAA.
Chicago center Dave Bolland could miss a fifth straight game reportedly with a concussion.
|Last Updated: 12/20/2014 6:17:43 PM EST|