|69||CHICAGO||-155||Ov 5.5,-120||-150||Ov 5.5,-110|
|70||NASHVILLE||+135||Un 5.5,+100||+130||Un 5.5,-110|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||12-6-0||+3.4||12-6||+3.4||12-6||3.7||31.1||2.9||28.6|
|Last 5 Games||4-1-0||+2.2||4-1||+2.2||4-1||5.0||31.2||2.8||29.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||36||135||34||52||45||4||8||1202||11.2%||121||28||23.1%||230|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||18||66||15||24||24||3||6||559||11.8%||51||12||23.5%||109|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||25||8||12||5||0||0||156||16.0%||21||8||38.1%||47|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||14||49||10||22||16||1||3||444||11.0%||43||8||18.6%||81|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||101||25||40||31||5||3||983||10.3%||107||28||26.2%||171|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||52||13||21||17||1||0||514||10.1%||56||13||23.2%||91|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||14||2||8||4||0||0||148||9.5%||22||4||18.2%||26|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||42||14||15||12||1||1||379||11.1%||43||10||23.3%||71|
|CORY CRAWFORD (All Games)||27||25||667||605||90.7%||0||17-8||+3.1||17-8-0||+5||14-11|
|CORY CRAWFORD (Road Games)||13||12||348||319||91.7%||0||9-3||+5.2||9-3-0||+6||7-5|
|CORY CRAWFORD (vs. Division)||13||12||326||291||89.3%||0||6-6||-3.2||6-6-0||-2||8-4|
|CORY CRAWFORD (Last 4 Games)||4||3||74||65||87.8%||0||1-2||-2.6||1-2-0||-2||2-1|
|NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN (All Games)||4||3||74||60||81.1%||0||1-2||-2||1-2-0||-2||2-1|
|NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN (Road Games)||2||2||33||25||75.8%||0||0-2||-3||0-2-0||-3||2-0|
|NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN (vs. Division)||1||1||8||6||75.0%||0||0-1||-1.8||0-1-0||-2||1-0|
|NIKOLAI KHABIBULIN (Last 4 Games)||4||3||74||60||81.1%||0||1-2||-2||1-2-0||-2||2-1|
|ANTTI RAANTA (All Games)||9||8||235||215||91.5%||0||6-2||+2.7||6-2-0||+2||5-3|
|ANTTI RAANTA (Road Games)||5||4||126||113||89.7%||0||3-1||+1.2||3-1-0||+1||3-1|
|ANTTI RAANTA (vs. Division)||2||1||45||41||91.1%||0||1-0||+1||1-0-0||+1||1-0|
|ANTTI RAANTA (Last 4 Games)||4||4||106||96||90.6%||0||3-1||+1.2||3-1-0||+1||3-1|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||8-8-0||-0.2||8-8||-0.2||5-6||2.3||29.0||2.7||30.2|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+1.3||3-2||+1.3||2-1||2.8||27.4||2.8||31.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||33||77||29||24||23||1||3||936||8.2%||100||20||20.0%||129|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||16||37||15||10||11||1||1||464||8.0%||45||10||22.2%||63|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||14||6||4||4||0||1||137||10.2%||12||3||25.0%||25|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||11||29||11||10||7||1||1||309||9.4%||35||9||25.7%||45|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||92||25||34||30||3||7||993||9.3%||108||16||14.8%||161|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||44||6||20||16||2||4||483||9.1%||54||8||14.8%||75|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||14||5||4||5||0||1||157||8.9%||16||2||12.5%||23|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||32||12||10||10||0||2||370||8.6%||40||6||15.0%||59|
|MAGNUS HELLBERG (All Games)||1||1||4||3||75.0%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|MAGNUS HELLBERG (Home Games)||1||1||4||3||75.0%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|MAGNUS HELLBERG (vs. Division)||1||1||4||3||75.0%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|MAGNUS HELLBERG (Last 4 Games)||1||1||4||3||75.0%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||1-0|
|CARTER HUTTON (All Games)||14||11||366||334||91.3%||1||7-4||+5.4||7-4-0||+5||4-3|
|CARTER HUTTON (Home Games)||5||3||143||133||93.0%||0||3-0||+3.4||3-0-0||+3||0-1|
|CARTER HUTTON (vs. Division)||7||6||196||179||91.3%||0||4-2||+3||4-2-0||+3||2-3|
|CARTER HUTTON (Last 4 Games)||4||3||110||106||96.4%||0||3-0||+3.8||3-0-0||+3||0-1|
|MAREK MAZANEC (All Games)||14||13||390||357||91.5%||0||5-8||-2.7||5-8-0||-2||5-7|
|MAREK MAZANEC (Home Games)||7||7||203||186||91.6%||0||2-5||-3.4||2-5-0||-2||3-3|
|MAREK MAZANEC (vs. Division)||2||1||65||61||93.8%||0||1-0||+1.6||1-0-0||+2||1-0|
|MAREK MAZANEC (Last 4 Games)||4||4||103||89||86.4%||0||0-4||-4.6||0-4-0||-4||2-1|
|PEKKA RINNE (All Games)||9||8||229||210||91.7%||1||4-4||+0.2||4-4-0||0||1-5|
|PEKKA RINNE (Home Games)||5||5||131||119||90.8%||0||3-2||+0.8||3-2-0||+1||1-2|
|PEKKA RINNE (vs. Division)||4||3||103||95||92.2%||1||1-2||-1||1-2-0||-1||0-2|
|PEKKA RINNE (Last 4 Games)||4||4||112||106||94.6%||1||2-2||+0.3||2-2-0||0||1-3|
|Average power rating of opponents played: CHICAGO 3, NASHVILLE 3.14|
|11/21/2013||at WINNIPEG||6-3||W||0, -150||W||5.5 ov||O|
|11/23/2013||at VANCOUVER||2-1||W||0, -120||W||5.5 un||U|
|11/25/2013||at EDMONTON||5-1||W||0, -150||W||5.5 ov||O|
|11/27/2013||at CALGARY||3-2||W||0, -170||W||5.5 ov||U|
|11/29/2013||at DALLAS||2-1||W||0, -145||W||5.5 ev||U|
|11/30/2013||at PHOENIX||5-2||W||0, -105||W||5.5 ov||O|
|12/3/2013||DALLAS||3-4||L||0, -220||L||5.5 ov||O|
|12/5/2013||at MINNESOTA||3-4||L||0, -135||L||5 ov||O|
|12/6/2013||ANAHEIM||2-3||L||0, -155||L||5.5 ov||U|
|12/8/2013||FLORIDA||6-2||W||0, -290||W||5.5 ov||O|
|12/10/2013||at DALLAS||6-2||W||0, -135||W||5.5 ov||O|
|12/11/2013||PHILADELPHIA||7-2||W||0, -190||W||5.5 ov||O|
|12/14/2013||at TORONTO||3-7||L||0, -180||L||6 un||O|
|12/15/2013||LOS ANGELES||3-1||W||0, -135||W||5.5 un||U|
|12/17/2013||at NASHVILLE|| |
|12/23/2013||NEW JERSEY|| |
|12/28/2013||at ST LOUIS|| |
|11/21/2013||at TORONTO||4-2||W||0, +125||W||5.5 un||O|
|11/23/2013||NY RANGERS||0-2||L||0, +100||L||5 ov||U|
|11/25/2013||PHOENIX||4-2||W||0, +100||W||5.5 un||O|
|11/27/2013||at COLUMBUS||4-0||W||0, -105||W||5 ov||U|
|11/28/2013||EDMONTON||0-3||L||0, -135||L||5.5 un||U|
|11/30/2013||PHILADELPHIA||2-3||L||0, -120||L||5 ev||P|
|12/3/2013||VANCOUVER||1-3||L||0, +125||L||5 ov||U|
|12/5/2013||CAROLINA||2-5||L||0, -145||L||5 ov||O|
|12/7/2013||at WASHINGTON||2-5||L||0, +135||L||5.5 un||O|
|12/10/2013||at NY RANGERS||4-1||W||0, +140||W||5 un||P|
|12/12/2013||DALLAS||3-1||W||0, -120||W||5.5 un||U|
|12/14/2013||SAN JOSE||3-2||W||0, +140||W||5 ov||P|
|12/19/2013||at TAMPA BAY|| |
|12/27/2013||at DALLAS|| |
|12/28/2013||LOS ANGELES|| |
|CHICAGO: CHICAGO (AP) - The last time Chicago won the Stanley Cup, the team was dismantled during the offseason and the title defense ended in the first round of the playoffs.
Not so much this time. When the Blackhawks hit the ice next week for their opener against Washington, it will be a very familiar group.
Jonathan Toews (tayvz) and company are all set to go for their second consecutive NHL. There was no salary-cap purge this summer, leaving the Blackhawks largely intact as they try to become the first team to repeat since Detroit won it all in 1998.
The defending champs open the season at home Oct. 1 against Washington.
|NASHVILLE: NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Making the playoffs has become so automatic for the Nashville Predators that they didn't react well to finishing below .500 for the first time in a decade.|
They went shopping in a very big way hoping to make sure thatdoesn't happen again.
The Predators opened free agency signing five of the seven players they added on the first day. Right wing Viktor Stalberg from Stanley Cup champ Chicago is the key addition, and they also added Eric Nystrom, and Matt Hendricks and center Matt Cullen, who helped Carolina win the Stanley Cup in 2006.
"It shows all the commitment," captain Shea Weber said. "They made those moves, and they addressed the needs we have. They filled some spots, and obviously everyone's going to see what those guys are capable of. And we're going to see what they can do in the locker room as well."
Nashville will be looking for its eighth playoff berth in a decade this season trying to bounce back from a 16-23-9 record that put them 14th in the Western Conference.
"We feel like we're back to having the depth and the pieces to do what we need to do," Nashville coach Barry Trotz said.
The Predators will need scoring from the new players.
They averaged just 2.27 goals per game last season, tying Florida for the worst scoring average in the NHL. Stalberg is expected to be the biggest addition if he can prove that all he needed was more playing time after struggling to find ice time behind the offensive stars in Chicago. He tied for fifth in goals in Chicago despite ranking 20th in minutes per game last season.
"All the guys in the locker room expect us to be back in the playoffs this year and to make a run," Stalberg said. "We got what it takes in here. It's a matter of putting it all together and finding a way to win hockey games."
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (CHICAGO-NASHVILLE) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Blackhawks-Predators Preview* ==============================
By KEVIN CHROUST STATS Writer
Chicago (24-7-5) at Nashville (16-14-3), 8:00 p.m. EDT
The Chicago Blackhawks have won four of their last five games with an average of five goals. The Nashville Predators have won three straight while allowing a total of four.
The Central Division foes will meet Tuesday night in Nashville with each looking to continue their recent formulas for success.
The Blackhawks (24-7-5) scored three times in the first period in Sunday's 3-1 home win against Los Angeles, which hadn't allowed a goal in the opening 20 minutes in an NHL-record 18 straight games.
The victory followed a 7-3 loss in Toronto on Saturday.
"It's not always about the team we're playing against," Chicago captain Jonathan Toews told the team's official website. "It's more about how we're preparing ourselves. I'd say it was a much better effort tonight, and it's nice to see that we can rebound from that. It doesn't take us long to get back to our good habits."
Marian Hossa scored a short-handed goal, while Patrick Sharp's tally gave Chicago at least one power-play goal in nine straight games. The Blackhawks are converting 38.1 percent of their chances in the last five games.
Toews assisted for Hossa and Sharp has seven points on a five-game point streak.
Patrick Kane extended his point streak to nine games with an assist on Kris Versteeg's goal. Kane is second in the NHL with 45 points, recording at least one in 21 of 22 games with 17 on the current streak. He's scored in three straight games against the Predators.
Chicago's goaltending has been its biggest question mark lately. With starter Corey Crawford and backup Nikolai Khabibulin both injured, coach Joel Quenneville has turned to Antti Raanta. The rookie is 6-1-1 and has allowed more than two goals only once. He bounced back from a rough night against the Maple Leafs with 22 saves against the Kings.
The Blackhawks can take the ice in Nashville with similar motivation as they try to avenge an embarrassing 7-2 defeat there Nov. 16. They can also earn Quenneville his 685th career win, which would move him into sole possession of fourth place on the career list.
"I've been in some real nice places with some real good players and real good organizations," Quenneville said. "I've had the privilege to coach and work with a lot of great players, when I look back to spots I've been at. I'm very happy with where I'm at and I like the group I get to work with every day."
Nashville (16-14-3) has rebounded from a five-game winless streak with three straight victories after Saturday's 3-2 home win over San Jose.
With starter Pekka Rinne on injured reserve due to a hip infection, they've had goaltending issues of their own.
Carter Hutton, who played one game with Chicago last season, has been in net for each game during the current win streak. He's 3-0-0 in his last five, including two relief appearances, with a 1.10 goals against average and .966 save percentage.
He made 36 saves against the Sharks and faced 20 third-period shots.
"They are a pretty solid team, and they are going to get their chances," Hutton said. "We kind of bent, but we didn't break. We weathered the storm and held on for a big two points."
Beating another solid team might depend on the Predators quieting the Blackhawks' power play - something they've done consistently for a month. Dating to their last game against Chicago, Nashville has allowed three power-play goals in 14 games, which is tied for the league low.
Nashville leading scorer David Legwand has 13 points in his last 12 games against Chicago, which went 5-0-0 against the Predators last season.
Blackhawks forward Bryan Bickell has been activated from injured reserve after missing the last 14 games with a lower-body injury.
|Last Updated: 12/20/2014 1:58:42 PM EST|