|19||CHICAGO||-135||Ov 5.5,+110||-140||Ov 5.5,+110|
|20||DALLAS||+115||Un 5.5,-130||+120||Un 5.5,-130|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||11-3-0||+7.3||11-3||+7.3||5-9||3.3||29.8||2.1||27.3|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||-0.5||3-2||-0.5||3-2||3.4||34.8||3.6||26.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||27||87||28||29||22||8||5||849||10.2%||96||17||17.7%||141|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||14||46||16||12||14||4||4||417||11.0%||52||8||15.4%||70|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||17||6||5||5||1||1||174||9.8%||11||2||18.2%||30|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||59||19||17||20||3||3||730||8.1%||92||15||16.3%||102|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||30||9||10||9||2||2||382||7.9%||46||5||10.9%||50|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||18||7||8||3||0||0||131||13.7%||14||7||50.0%||34|
|CORY CRAWFORD (All Games)||17||16||417||387||92.8%||1||12-4||+6.8||12-4-0||+7||4-12|
|CORY CRAWFORD (Road Games)||11||11||255||236||92.5%||0||8-3||+4.3||8-3-0||+5||3-8|
|CORY CRAWFORD (Last 4 Games)||4||3||88||76||86.4%||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 (Last 4 Games)||4||3||65||56||86.2%||0||2-1||-0.1||2-1-0||0||2-1|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||5-7-0||-3.1||5-7||-3.1||6-5||2.6||27.8||2.9||30.2|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-0.9||2-3||-0.9||1-3||2.2||27.2||2.2||26.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||26||68||19||25||21||3||2||710||9.6%||96||17||17.7%||116|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||12||31||12||8||10||1||1||334||9.3%||48||8||16.7%||49|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||11||4||2||5||0||1||136||8.1%||20||4||20.0%||17|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||73||18||31||21||3||2||775||9.4%||109||18||16.5%||127|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||35||8||14||11||2||1||363||9.6%||55||11||20.0%||58|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||11||4||5||1||1||1||131||8.4%||11||2||18.2%||17|
|RICHARD BACHMAN (All Games)||6||5||125||106||84.8%||1||2-3||-0.8||2-3-0||0||4-1|
|RICHARD BACHMAN (Home Games)||1||1||26||22||84.6%||0||0-1||-1.4||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|RICHARD BACHMAN (Last 4 Games)||4||4||89||72||80.9%||0||2-2||+0.2||2-2-0||+1||4-0|
|KARI LEHTONEN (All Games)||18||16||503||466||92.6%||0||9-7||+1.7||9-7-0||+2||4-8|
|KARI LEHTONEN (Home Games)||9||8||254||233||91.7%||0||4-4||-0.8||4-4-0||0||3-4|
|KARI LEHTONEN (Last 4 Games)||4||4||105||96||91.4%||0||1-3||-2||1-3-0||-2||1-3|
|CRISTOPHER NILSTORP (All Games)||5||5||146||131||89.7%||1||1-4||-3||1-4-0||-3||3-2|
|CRISTOPHER NILSTORP (Home Games)||3||3||83||74||89.2%||0||1-2||-1||1-2-0||-1||2-1|
|CRISTOPHER NILSTORP (Last 4 Games)||4||4||114||100||87.7%||0||1-3||-2||1-3-0||-2||3-1|
|Average power rating of opponents played: CHICAGO 3.11, DALLAS 3.14|
|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||2-1||W||0, -150||W||5.5 un||U|
|3/16/2013||at DALLAS|| |
|3/18/2013||at COLORADO|| |
|3/20/2013||at ANAHEIM|| |
|3/25/2013||LOS ANGELES|| |
|2/17/2013||CALGARY||3-4||L||0, -135||L||5.5 ov||O|
|2/21/2013||VANCOUVER||3-4||L||0, +130||L||5 ov||O|
|2/23/2013||SAN JOSE||3-1||W||0, +100||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/25/2013||at NASHVILLE||4-5||L||0, +130||L||5 un||O|
|2/26/2013||at COLUMBUS||5-4||W||0, -120||W||5.5 un||O|
|2/28/2013||EDMONTON||1-5||L||0, -135||L||5 ov||O|
|3/3/2013||ST LOUIS||4-1||W||0, -105||W||5 ov||P|
|3/7/2013||at LOS ANGELES||5-2||W||0, +145||W||5 ov||O|
|3/9/2013||at PHOENIX||1-2||L||0, +120||L||5.5 un||U|
|3/12/2013||NASHVILLE||0-4||L||0, -125||L||5 un||U|
|3/14/2013||ANAHEIM||1-2||L||0, -115||L||5 ov||U|
|3/20/2013||at COLORADO|| |
|3/21/2013||at LOS ANGELES|| |
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: 42-35-5, 89 points. Missed playoffs by finishing 10th in the Western Conference.
COACH: Curt Fraser, first season.
ADDED: C Cody Eakin, LW Ray Whitney, C Derek Roy, RW Jaromir Jagr, D Aaron Rome.
LOST: C Mike Ribiero, D Sheldon Souray, C Steve Ott, D Adam Pardy, C Jake Dowell, RW, RW Radek Dvorak.
PLAYER TO WATCH: LW Brenden Morrow. It's a contract year for the captain, who scored 35 goals last season.
OUTLOOK: The Stars recently signed G Kari Lehtonen to a five-year contract extension after two relatively healthy seasons in Dallas. The Finn and a relatively solid defense should keep the Stars on the fringes of playoff contention. Seeing how much Dallas can get from the 40-year-old Jagr in the lockout-shortened season will be worth watching.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (CHICAGO-DALLAS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Blackhawks-Stars Preview* ==========================
By JEFF MEZYDLO STATS Senior Writer
Chicago (22-2-3) at Dallas (12-11-3), 8:00 p.m. EDT
With their brief skid in the past, the Chicago Blackhawks are poised to begin another winning streak.
After bouncing back from two straight defeats to win the opener of a four-game trip, the Blackhawks look to hand the Dallas Stars a fourth consecutive loss Saturday night.
Chicago (22-2-3) didn't seem too concerned while dropping two in a row following its NHL-record 24-game point streak to start the season. Fresh from a three-day break, the Blackhawks regrouped to win 2-1 in a shootout over Columbus on Thursday.
"For us to come out and get two points, it's a good confidence boost," Chicago's Patrick Kane told the NHL's official website. "It's good to feel a win again."
Kane set up defenseman Johnny Oduya's first goal in 40 games and added the decisive score in the shootout for the league-leading Blackhawks, who hold a four-point lead over surging Anaheim in the Western Conference.
"I thought we got back on track (Thursday)," coach Joel Quenneville said.
"We started the trip in a positive way like we were hoping to. It's nice to get off that shnied."
Chicago had allowed six goals in each of the previous two games but clamped down against the surging Blue Jackets. Corey Crawford stopped 29 shots after yielding 11 goals in his previous three appearances.
Kane, who recorded the 400th point of his career, has totaled 20 (nine goals, 11 assists) of his team-leading 31 points on the road.
"He has the puck a lot and he's a threat," Quenneville said.
Kane had two assists to help Chicago rally for a 3-2 overtime win at Dallas on Jan. 24. Jonathan Toews tied it with 5:53 left in the third period and Kane assisted on Marian Hossa's goal 1:41 into overtime.
Crawford, 12-2-3 with a 1.84 goals-against average, made 21 saves.
Kane has eight goals and seven assists in 11 games at Dallas.
The Stars (12-11-3) have been outscored 8-2 during a three-game slide. Even with captain Brenden Morrow back after missing two games with a groin injury, Dallas made little progress despite 34 shots in a 2-1 shootout loss to the Ducks at home Thursday.
Dallas failed to score on five breakaways and hit the goal post or crossbar three times.
"We had a lot of good chances, just kind of got the wrong side of the post on a few of them," said Stars rookie Reilly Smith, who had two of the breakaways and hit the post with another shot.
"We have to start burying the puck because these last few games we haven't created enough offensive opportunities to put the puck in the back of the net."
Ray Whitney scored in his second game after missing 16 with a broken foot for the Stars, who have recorded 66 shots on goal and scored once while losing their last two home games.
Center Jamie Benn has missed both contests with a wrist injury.
"We hope (he can play Saturday)," coach Glen Gulutzan told the Stars' official website. "It's one day at a time."
Whitney had a goal Jan. 24 and has three goals and four assists during a five-game point streak.
Dallas' Kari Lehtonen made 38 saves versus Chicago in the first meeting.
|Last Updated: 12/20/2014 7:33:14 AM EST|