|3||CHICAGO||-165||Ov 5.5,+115||-165||Ov 5.5,+120|
|4||COLUMBUS||+145||Un 5.5,-135||+145||Un 5.5,-140|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||10-3-0||+6.3||10-3||+6.3||5-8||3.4||29.0||2.2||27.1|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||-0.5||3-2||-0.5||3-2||3.4||33.4||3.6||26.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||26||85||28||28||22||7||4||809||10.5%||95||17||17.9%||139|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||13||44||16||11||14||3||3||377||11.7%||51||8||15.7%||68|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||17||6||4||6||1||1||167||10.2%||14||3||21.4%||29|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||8||21||5||7||6||3||1||223||9.4%||22||3||13.6%||32|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||58||19||16||20||3||3||700||8.3%||90||14||15.6%||100|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||29||9||9||9||2||2||352||8.2%||44||4||9.1%||48|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||18||7||7||4||0||0||134||13.4%||14||6||42.9%||34|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||9||2||1||6||0||0||211||4.3%||26||1||3.8%||17|
|CORY CRAWFORD (All Games)||16||15||387||358||92.5%||1||11-4||+5.8||11-4-0||+6||4-11|
|CORY CRAWFORD (Road Games)||10||10||225||207||92.0%||0||7-3||+3.3||7-3-0||+4||3-7|
|CORY CRAWFORD (vs. Division)||7||7||174||168||96.6%||1||7-0||+7||7-0-0||+7||0-7|
|CORY CRAWFORD (Last 4 Games)||4||3||91||79||86.8%||0||2-1||+0.6||2-1-0||+1||2-1|
|RAY EMERY (All Games)||13||11||313||287||91.7%||0||10-1||+7.8||10-1-0||+8||5-5|
|RAY EMERY (Road Games)||5||3||127||118||92.9%||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||65||56||86.2%||0||2-1||-0.1||2-1-0||0||2-1|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||7-8-0||+0.4||7-8||+0.4||7-7||2.7||28.9||2.6||29.5|
|Last 5 Games||4-1-0||+4.1||4-1||+4.1||1-3||2.6||27.4||1.6||31.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||27||62||16||22||19||5||3||715||8.7%||108||14||13.0%||106|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||15||40||10||14||13||3||1||434||9.2%||65||11||16.9%||71|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||13||4||6||0||3||2||137||9.5%||20||2||10.0%||20|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||11||26||6||11||7||2||2||279||9.3%||45||7||15.6%||41|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||74||25||21||23||5||5||796||9.3%||94||13||13.8%||130|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||39||10||14||11||4||4||442||8.8%||51||6||11.8%||70|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||8||2||3||2||1||1||155||5.2%||15||1||6.7%||13|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||26||11||7||6||2||2||327||8.0%||42||4||9.5%||42|
|SERGIE BOBROVSKY (All Games)||18||17||492||454||92.3%||2||7-10||-0.9||7-10-0||0||3-12|
|SERGIE BOBROVSKY (Home Games)||11||10||303||282||93.1%||1||4-6||-1.5||4-6-0||-2||3-6|
|SERGIE BOBROVSKY (vs. Division)||7||7||193||179||92.7%||1||4-3||+2.7||4-3-0||+4||1-4|
|SERGIE BOBROVSKY (Last 4 Games)||4||4||126||122||96.8%||1||3-1||+3.1||3-1-0||+3||0-3|
|STEVE MASON (All Games)||11||10||301||270||89.7%||1||3-7||-3.2||3-7-0||-3||7-3|
|STEVE MASON (Home Games)||6||5||137||123||89.8%||0||3-2||+1.8||3-2-0||+2||4-1|
|STEVE MASON (vs. Division)||5||4||133||123||92.5%||1||1-3||-1.8||1-3-0||-2||2-2|
|STEVE MASON (Last 4 Games)||4||4||104||92||88.5%||1||1-3||-2||1-3-0||-2||3-1|
|CURTIS MCELHINNEY (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|CURTIS MCELHINNEY (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|CURTIS MCELHINNEY (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|ALLEN YORK (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|ALLEN YORK (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|ALLEN YORK (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|Average power rating of opponents played: CHICAGO 3.1, COLUMBUS 3.16|
|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||2-1||W||0, -115||W||5 ov||U|
|3/5/2013||MINNESOTA||5-3||W||0, -180||W||5 un||O|
|3/6/2013||COLORADO||3-2||W||0, -230||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/8/2013||at COLORADO||2-6||L||0, -140||L||5 ov||O|
|3/10/2013||EDMONTON||5-6||L||0, -215||L||5 ov||O|
|3/14/2013||at COLUMBUS|| |
|3/16/2013||at DALLAS|| |
|3/18/2013||at COLORADO|| |
|3/20/2013||at ANAHEIM|| |
|3/25/2013||LOS ANGELES|| |
|2/15/2013||at LOS ANGELES||1-2||L||0, +155||L||5 ov||U|
|2/16/2013||at PHOENIX||3-5||L||0, +190||L||5 ov||O|
|2/18/2013||at ANAHEIM||2-3||L||0, +170||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/21/2013||at DETROIT||3-2||W||0, +150||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/23/2013||at ST LOUIS||1-2||L||0, +190||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/24/2013||at CHICAGO||0-1||L||0, +245||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/26/2013||DALLAS||4-5||L||0, +100||L||5.5 un||O|
|3/1/2013||at CHICAGO||3-4||L||0, +230||L||5 ov||O|
|3/3/2013||COLORADO||2-1||W||0, +125||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/5/2013||EDMONTON||4-3||W||0, +105||W||5.5 un||O|
|3/7/2013||VANCOUVER||2-1||W||0, +140||W||5 ov||U|
|3/9/2013||DETROIT||3-0||W||0, +105||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/10/2013||at DETROIT||3-2||W||0, +160||W||5 ov||P|
|3/12/2013||VANCOUVER||1-2||L||0, +125||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/23/2013||at NASHVILLE|| |
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: 29-46-7, 65 points. Missed playoffs by finishing last in the Western Conference.
COACH: Todd Richards, 2nd season with Blue Jackets, interim head coach last year, 18-21-2; 4th overall, 95-92-18 in NHL.
ADDED: RW Brandon Dubinsky, GT Sergei Bobrovsky, LW Nick Foligno, C Artem Anisimov, D Adrian Aucoin, D Tim Erixon.
LOST: RW Rick Nash; C Samuel Pahlsson; D Marc Methot; D Grant Clitsome; GT Curtis Sanford; D Brett Lebda.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Bobrovsky. Acquired in trade with Philadelphia, he'll likely either take over the starting job or push Steve Mason, who won the Calder Trophy as rookie of the year in the Blue Jackets' only playoff year in 2009 but has struggled in the past three seasons.
OUTLOOK: Coming off the worst record in the league, and with captain and lone offensive star Nash asking for a trade, the Blue Jackets transformed their roster by dealing him to the New York Rangers along with a minor-league defenseman and a third-round pick for Dubinsky, Anisimov, Erixon and a first-round pick. With three first-rounders this summer, new team president John Davidson is building for the future. These 48 games are hoped to be a first step back toward respectability.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (CHICAGO-COLUMBUS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Blackhawks-Blue Jackets Preview* =================================
By ALAN FERGUSON STATS Writer
Chicago (21-2-3) at Columbus (10-12-5), 7:00 p.m. EDT
Although they're at nearly opposite ends of the Western Conference standings, the Chicago Blackhawks and Columbus Blue Jackets have had three competitive matchups this season.
The results, though, have continued to be one-sided.
The well-rested Blackhawks will try to avoid dropping a third straight game since their NHL-record start by extending their recent dominance over the Blue Jackets on Thursday night.
Chicago hasn't played like the team that opened 21-0-3 in its last two games, giving up six goals each time in back-to-back defeats. The Blackhawks couldn't complete a rally from an early 4-0 deficit to Edmonton in a 6-5 defeat Sunday.
"Definitely disappointed with the way we began the game," coach Joel Quenneville said. "I like the response, though, after that."
That was the team's seventh contest in 11 days, and Chicago has since gotten a significant break before starting a four-game road trip.
"We've got to take advantage, take care of our bodies and get ready for Thursday," captain Jonathan Toews said.
Having won 10 straight in the series, a matchup with the Blue Jackets would seem ideal for the Blackhawks (21-2-3) to keep their skid brief. Their three meetings this season, however, have all been decided by one goal and Chicago needed overtime to earn its latest win over Columbus, 4-3 on March 1.
Since that defeat, the Blue Jackets (10-12-5) have extended their point streak to eight. They nearly recorded a sixth consecutive win for the first time in seven seasons Tuesday before falling 2-1 in a shootout to Vancouver.
"Anytime you can add a point, it's good," center Mark Letestu said. "Especially the way the schedule is, and with the teams so tight in the standings, it's a small victory to get the point."
Sergei Bobrovsky, who made 37 saves, has a 0.83 goals-against average in his team's last six games and might get his first start against Chicago this season. Bobrovsky has faced the Blackhawks once in his career, a 4-1 win for Philadelphia on Jan. 23, 2011, in which he made 30 saves.
Chicago might turn to Corey Crawford, who replaced Ray Emery in the first period Sunday. Crawford has posted a 1.61 GAA in his eight straight wins versus Columbus and recorded a shutout in the second of his two starts against them this season Feb. 24.
The Blackhawks' Viktor Stalberg has nine goals and three assists in his last nine matchups with the Blue Jackets, and his 11 career goals against them are by far his most against any team.
Dave Bolland and Bryan Bickell each have six-game point streaks versus Columbus, with Bickell scoring twice in this season's series. Patrick Kane, who has three assists in the three games, is one shy of his 400th career point.
The Blue Jackets' Artem Anisimov has scored a goal in each of his last three against Chicago.
|Last Updated: 12/20/2014 1:18:52 PM EST|