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NHL : ATS Matchup
Sunday 3/31/2013Line$ LineOU LineScore



CHICAGO (25-5-0-3, 53 pts.) at DETROIT (17-12-0-5, 39 pts.)
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Sunday, 3/31/2013 12:35 PM
Board OpeningLatest
51CHICAGO-110Ov 5,-140-105Ov 5,-130
52DETROIT-110Un 5,+120-115Un 5,+110
CHICAGO - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games25-8-0+13.625-8+13.613-193.331.12.226.4
Team Stats (Road Games)13-4-0+8.213-4+8.28-93.629.82.226.2
Last 5 Games2-3-0-22-3-23-22.828.42.624.2
vs. Division9-0-0+99-0+91-82.629.21.126.8
CHICAGO Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
Team Stats (All Games)3310936382785102510.6%1182117.8%182
Team Stats (Road Games)17612218174450712.0%611118.0%97
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)514563001429.9%16212.5%25
Team Stats (vs. Division)923586422638.7%23313.0%34
Stats Against (All Games) 73212227348708.4%1031615.5%124
Stats Against (Road Games) 37111113234468.3%50612.0%61
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 132560112110.7%900.0%20
Stats Against (vs. Division) 10226002414.1%2827.1%19
CHICAGO - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
CORY CRAWFORD (All Games)201949745892.2%113-6+5.313-6-0+67-12
CORY CRAWFORD (Road Games)131329927692.3%09-4+4.29-4-0+55-8
CORY CRAWFORD (vs. Division)8820419796.6%18-0+88-0-0+80-8
CORY CRAWFORD (Last 4 Games)4411010090.9%02-2-0.42-2-003-1
RAY EMERY (All Games)161437234291.9%112-2+8.412-2-0+86-7
RAY EMERY (Road Games)6414613592.5%04-0+44-0-0+43-1
RAY EMERY (vs. Division)21373491.9%01-0+11-0-0+11-0
RAY EMERY (Last 4 Games)44686189.7%12-2-1.62-2-0-22-2

DETROIT - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games17-17-0-0.517-17-0.514-152.629.52.528.4
Team Stats (Home Games)9-8-0-1.89-8-1.86-92.929.32.428.0
Last 5 Games3-2-0+1.73-2+1.72-22.428.82.028.4
vs. Division4-9-0-6.74-9-6.77-52.528.52.927.8
DETROIT Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
Team Stats (All Games)34902432313410029.0%1332317.3%152
Team Stats (Home Games)17501122170249810.0%731621.9%86
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)512543001448.3%19526.3%22
Team Stats (vs. Division)133211812123708.6%5447.4%52
Stats Against (All Games) 85272825539678.8%1232621.1%137
Stats Against (Home Games) 41121511334768.6%621117.7%63
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 10541001427.0%12433.3%19
Stats Against (vs. Division) 38111395236210.5%551629.1%61
DETROIT - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
JONAS GUSTAVSSON (All Games)6412911589.1%12-2+0.62-2-0+11-2
JONAS GUSTAVSSON (Home Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
JONAS GUSTAVSSON (vs. Division)31504488.0%10-1-1.20-1-0-10-1
JONAS GUSTAVSSON (Last 4 Games)441039289.3%12-2+0.62-2-0+11-2
JIMMY HOWARD (All Games)282878672291.9%314-14-1.714-14-0-112-13
JIMMY HOWARD (Home Games)171747543792.0%29-8-1.89-8-0-26-9
JIMMY HOWARD (vs. Division)111128525689.8%13-8-7.23-8-0-76-4
JIMMY HOWARD (Last 4 Games)4411110392.8%12-2+0.42-2-0+12-2
PETR MRAZEK (All Games)22514792.2%01-1+0.71-1-0+11-0
PETR MRAZEK (Home Games)00000.0%00-000-0-000-0
PETR MRAZEK (vs. Division)11272696.3%01-0+1.71-0-0+21-0
PETR MRAZEK (Last 4 Games)22514792.2%01-1+0.71-1-0+11-0
Average power rating of opponents played: CHICAGO 3.17,  DETROIT 3.22
CHICAGO - Schedule
3/5/2013MINNESOTA5-3W0, -180W5 unO
3/6/2013COLORADO3-2W0, -230W5.5 unU
3/8/2013at COLORADO2-6L0, -140L5 ovO
3/10/2013EDMONTON5-6L0, -215L5 ovO
3/14/2013at COLUMBUS2-1W0, -150W5.5 unU
3/16/2013at DALLAS8-1W0, -140W5.5 unO
3/18/2013at COLORADO5-2W0, -160W5.5 unO
3/20/2013at ANAHEIM2-4L0, -105L5.5 unO
3/25/2013LOS ANGELES4-5L0, -140L5 ovO
3/26/2013CALGARY2-0W0, -175W5.5 unU
3/29/2013ANAHEIM1-2L0, -150L5.5 unU
3/31/2013at DETROIT 
4/4/2013ST LOUIS 
4/6/2013at NASHVILLE 
4/9/2013at MINNESOTA 

DETROIT - Schedule
3/5/2013COLORADO2-1W0, -170W5.5 unU
3/7/2013EDMONTON3-0W0, -155W5.5 unU
3/9/2013at COLUMBUS0-3L0, -125L5.5 unU
3/10/2013COLUMBUS2-3L0, -185L5 ovP
3/13/2013at CALGARY2-5L0, -110L5 ovO
3/15/2013at EDMONTON3-2W0, -120W5 ovP
3/16/2013at VANCOUVER5-2W0, +160W5 ovO
3/20/2013MINNESOTA2-4L0, -135L5 evO
3/22/2013at ANAHEIM5-1W0, +155W5 ovO
3/24/2013at ANAHEIM2-1W0, +130W5.5 unU
3/25/2013at PHOENIX3-2W0, +130W5 ovP
3/28/2013at SAN JOSE0-2L0, -105L5 ovU
4/4/2013at PHOENIX 
4/5/2013at COLORADO 
4/7/2013ST LOUIS 
4/11/2013SAN JOSE 

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* ==============================


Chicago (25-5-3) at Detroit (17-12-5), 12:30 p.m. EDT

The Chicago Blackhawks have maintained their spot atop the Western Conference despite playing average hockey since their record-setting point streak came to an end.

Catching Chicago doesn't seem feasible for the Detroit Red Wings, but picking up a rare victory over their rivals would only help in their battle for playoff positioning.

The Blackhawks look to get back on track by earning a sixth consecutive victory over Detroit on Sunday at Joe Louis Arena.

Chicago (25-5-3) hasn't been quite the same since beginning the season with an NHL-record 24-game point streak, going 5-5-0 in its last 10 after Friday's 2-1 home loss to Anaheim.

"It's been going pretty (well) so far with our streak, but you need some ups and downs and learn as a team and be strong," defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson said.

The Blackhawks have been playing without two of their top forwards due to upper-body injuries. Former Red Wing Marian Hossa was placed on injured reserve Saturday after missing the last four games, and Patrick Sharp has been out for nine straight.

Still, coach Joel Quenneville isn't using any excuses for the recently lackluster play that has resulted in his team dropping three of four.

"Hopefully there's lessons there because when the game's on the line, that's when we've got to be our best," Quenneville said after his team allowed the game-winner with 2:08 to play Friday.

Quenneville's club leads Anaheim by three points atop the West with one game in hand and 15 to play. Additionally, Chicago has built a 14-point cushion over second-place Detroit in the Central Division.

"We're not focused right now on the playoffs," defenseman Duncan Keith said. "We're focused on improving our game so that going into the playoffs we get what we expect out of ourselves."

A possible first-round opponent for Chicago could be Detroit, and matchups between these bitter rivals usually are as close as they can get.

The first two meetings this season went past regulation, and the Blackhawks won both by 2-1 scores as they improved to 10-1-2 over the past 13 meetings. The last nine have all been one-goal games.

Nick Leddy scored in overtime Jan. 27 in Chicago, and Patrick Kane, who has six goals and nine assists during an eight-game point streak, netted the tying goal late in the third period before scoring the shootout winner at Detroit on March 3.

Chicago is 8-0-1 in its last nine trips to Joe Louis Arena, though the Red Wings have earned at least a point in six of seven there and will be retuning home after completing a 3-1-0 road trip with Friday's 2-0 loss to San Jose.

Detroit (17-12-5) is involved in a tight race for the final few playoff spots and knows it won't get any easier down the stretch.

"The less games you have in the season, the more important they get," center Henrik Zetterberg said. "We see the standings and how many games we've played and you have to get the points when you can."

The Red Wings had won five of six prior to Friday and have been pleased overall with their play. They had scored a power-play goal in each of their previous eight games and will look to break through against a Chicago penalty kill that has snuffed out its opponents' last nine chances over five games.

"Once the playoffs come it's not going to go your way every single night," said Jimmy Howard, who has a 1.79 goals-average in his last six starts versus the Blackhawks. "I think we're on the right path here."

Johan Franzen is day to day with a lower-body injury but is not expected to Chicago, which could start Corey Crawford in net.

Crawford is 2-4-0 with a 3.25 GAA in his last six appearances - five starts - but has a 1.19 GAA while winning his last four against Detroit.

Last Updated: 6/19/2018 4:43:47 PM EST

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