|7||SAN JOSE||+105||Ov 5.5,-110||+115||Ov 5.5,-105|
|8||CHICAGO||-125||Un 5.5,-110||-135||Un 5.5,-115|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||16-16-0||+0.7||16-16||+0.7||11-20||2.7||31.2||2.9||32.0|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+0.2||3-2||+0.2||2-2||2.8||31.2||2.8||35.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||61||179||55||64||53||7||12||1999||9.0%||200||44||22.0%||316|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||32||85||22||38||23||2||4||998||8.5%||96||18||18.7%||152|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||14||6||6||2||0||0||156||9.0%||16||0||0.0%||28|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||170||56||54||52||8||11||1866||9.1%||179||29||16.2%||287|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||92||25||29||33||5||7||1025||9.0%||95||18||18.9%||152|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||14||3||4||7||0||0||177||7.9%||8||3||37.5%||24|
|AARON DELL (All Games)||25||20||694||633||91.2%||2||13-7||+5||13-7-0||+4||8-12|
|AARON DELL (Road Games)||13||11||398||365||91.7%||0||8-3||+5.6||8-3-0||+6||4-7|
|AARON DELL (Last 4 Games)||4||4||136||118||86.8%||0||2-2||-0.5||2-2-0||-1||3-1|
|MARTIN JONES (All Games)||41||41||1164||1066||91.6%||2||20-21||-5.6||20-21-0||-5||15-24|
|MARTIN JONES (Road Games)||21||21||622||570||91.6%||0||8-13||-5||8-13-0||-5||7-13|
|MARTIN JONES (Last 4 Games)||4||4||131||124||94.7%||0||3-1||+1.2||3-1-0||+1||1-2|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||14-17-0||-8.4||14-17||-8.4||10-20||3.0||36.1||2.6||32.2|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-1.2||2-3||-1.2||2-3||3.0||37.0||2.8||31.0|
|Team Stats (All Games)||61||173||59||54||54||6||9||2120||8.2%||221||35||15.8%||289|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||31||92||31||28||29||4||4||1119||8.2%||120||16||13.3%||150|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||15||5||7||2||1||1||185||8.1%||14||3||21.4%||23|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||175||49||59||59||8||10||1954||9.0%||186||33||17.7%||281|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||81||19||28||31||3||6||999||8.1%||83||13||15.7%||129|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||14||5||4||5||0||1||155||9.0%||14||2||14.3%||22|
|JEAN-FRANCOIS BERUBE (All Games)||1||0||14||12||85.7%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JEAN-FRANCOIS BERUBE (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JEAN-FRANCOIS BERUBE (Last 4 Games)||1||0||14||12||85.7%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|COREY CRAWFORD (All Games)||28||27||841||781||92.9%||2||16-11||+2.3||16-11-0||+3||9-16|
|COREY CRAWFORD (Home Games)||15||15||473||441||93.2%||1||10-5||+2.6||10-5-0||+4||7-8|
|COREY CRAWFORD (Last 4 Games)||4||4||85||76||89.4%||1||2-2||0||2-2-0||0||0-3|
|ANTON FORSBERG (All Games)||25||22||677||616||91.0%||0||7-15||-9.9||7-15-0||-9||11-10|
|ANTON FORSBERG (Home Games)||11||10||319||295||92.5%||0||3-7||-5.4||3-7-0||-5||2-7|
|ANTON FORSBERG (Last 4 Games)||4||4||118||109||92.4%||0||2-2||-0.2||2-2-0||0||1-3|
|JEFF GLASS (All Games)||14||12||413||371||89.8%||1||3-9||-6.6||3-9-0||-6||6-6|
|JEFF GLASS (Home Games)||7||6||201||182||90.5%||0||1-5||-5.6||1-5-0||-5||1-5|
|JEFF GLASS (Last 4 Games)||4||3||86||74||86.0%||1||0-3||-3.2||0-3-0||-3||1-2|
|Average power rating of opponents played: SAN JOSE 3.12, CHICAGO 3.17|
|1/30/2018||at PITTSBURGH||2-5||L||0, +155||L||5.5 ov||O|
|1/31/2018||at DETROIT||1-2||L||0, -105||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/2/2018||at COLUMBUS||3-1||W||0, +115||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/4/2018||at CAROLINA||3-1||W||0, +115||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/6/2018||at COLORADO||1-3||L||0, -125||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/8/2018||VEGAS||3-5||L||0, -120||L||5.5 ov||O|
|2/10/2018||EDMONTON||6-4||W||0, -165||W||5.5 ov||O|
|2/11/2018||at ANAHEIM||3-2||W||0, +150||W||5.5 un||U|
|2/13/2018||ARIZONA||1-2||L||0, -230||L||5.5 ev||U|
|2/15/2018||VANCOUVER||4-1||W||0, -200||W||5.5 ov||U|
|2/18/2018||DALLAS||5-2||W||0, -120||W||5.5 ev||O|
|2/20/2018||at ST LOUIS||3-2||W||0, +145||W||5 ov||P|
|2/22/2018||at NASHVILLE||1-7||L||0, +135||L||5.5 un||O|
|2/23/2018||at CHICAGO|| |
|2/25/2018||at MINNESOTA|| |
|1/30/2018||at NASHVILLE||2-1||W||0, +130||W||5.5 ov||U|
|2/1/2018||at VANCOUVER||2-4||L||0, -130||L||5.5 un||O|
|2/3/2018||at CALGARY||3-4||L||0, +140||L||5.5 ev||O|
|2/6/2018||CALGARY||2-3||L||0, -115||L||6 un||U|
|2/8/2018||DALLAS||2-4||L||0, -105||L||6 un||P|
|2/10/2018||at MINNESOTA||0-3||L||0, +135||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/12/2018||at ARIZONA||1-6||L||0, -135||L||5.5 ev||O|
|2/13/2018||at VEGAS||2-5||L||0, +180||L||6 un||O|
|2/15/2018||ANAHEIM||2-3||L||0, +105||L||5.5 ov||U|
|2/17/2018||WASHINGTON||7-1||W||0, +100||W||6 un||O|
|2/19/2018||LOS ANGELES||1-3||L||0, -120||L||5.5 un||U|
|2/21/2018||OTTAWA||3-2||W||0, -170||W||6 ov||U|
|2/23/2018||SAN JOSE|| |
|2/24/2018||at COLUMBUS|| |
|3/1/2018||at SAN JOSE|| |
|3/3/2018||at LOS ANGELES|| |
|3/4/2018||at ANAHEIM|| |
|SAN JOSE: Key additions: None
Key Losses: F Patrick Marleau (Maple Leafs), D David Schlemko (Canadiens)
OUTLOOK: Are they more like the team that surged with a top-five defense early in 2016-17 or the one that crashed right before the playoffs? Their blue-liners are still for real -- playoff material. But an old Joe Thornton can't take them all the way.
|CHICAGO: Key additions: F Brandon Saad (trade with Blue Jackets), F Patrick Sharp (Stars), D Connor Murphy (trade with Coyotes), F Lance Bouma (Flames), F Tommy Wingels (Senators), G Anton Forsberg (trade with Blue Jackets)
Key Losses: F Artemi Panarin (trade with Blue Jackets), D Niklas Hjalmarsson (trade with Coyotes), D Trevor van Riemsdyk (Hurricanes), G Scott Darling (trade with Hurricanes), F Marcus Kruger (trade with Golden Knights), D Johnny Oduya (Senators), D Brian Campbell (retired), F Tyler Motte (trade with Blue Jackets), F Dennis Rasmussen (Ducks)
OUTLOOK: Jonathan Toews got his friend back in Brandon Saad, and Patrick Sharp is also in the mix. Nostalgia won't save them after losing loads of key players in a cap-strapped summer, though. They'll be competitive but shakier than usual.
|Spoiler alert: Blackhawks host Sharks|
CHICAGO -- The San Jose Sharks will try to avoid two losses in as many nights when they visit the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday night at the United Center.
San Jose (33-20-8) is coming off a 7-1 loss on the road against the Nashville Predators on Thursday night. Despite the setback, the Sharks remain in second place in the Western Conference's Pacific Division behind the Vegas Golden Knights.
Chicago (26-27-8) is searching for its second win in a row after outlasting the Ottawa Senators 3-2 in a seven-round shootout Wednesday night. The Blackhawks have not won back-to-back games since January.
Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville told his players to embrace the spoiler role, even if it is unfamiliar to them after so many years of success. Chicago has not missed the playoffs since the 2007-08 season, winning three Stanley Cup titles since.
"I don't know if I've ever been in this role," Quenneville said to the Chicago Sun-Times. "It's nothing to get excited about, but I still think as a staff and as a team, let's play the right way, and have fun playing competitive hockey. Be successful and enjoy it."
While goaltender Corey Crawford remains sidelined because of an undisclosed upper-body injury, Quenneville plans to give one start apiece to goaltenders Anton Forsberg and Jean-Francois Berube during back-to-back games Friday against San Jose and Saturday against Columbus. However, Quenneville has not said which goaltender will draw the first assignment.
Forsberg, 25, is 7-12-3 with a 2.90 goals-against average and a .910 save percentage. He never has faced the Sharks.
Berube, 26, is 0-0-0 with a 2.73 GAA and .857 save percentage in one appearance this season. He also has not faced San Jose in his career, which included two seasons with the New York Islanders before he signed with Chicago during the offseason.
The Sharks likely will counter with veteran goaltender Martin Jones one night after teammate Aaron Dell allowed seven goals on 46 shots against Nashville. Jones, 28, is 19-15-5 with a 2.53 GAA and .916 save percentage in 41 games this season. In seven career contests against Chicago, he is 3-3-1 with a 2.00 GAA and a .931 save percentage.
Sharks center Eric Fehr is expected to play in his second game since the team acquired him from the Toronto Maple Leafs for a seventh-round pick in the 2020 NHL draft. The 32-year-old did not record a point in 12:03 of ice time on Thursday.
"I was hoping to get another opportunity," Fehr told the San Jose Mercury News after the trade. "I would love to make a deep playoff run -- that's why I play hockey. I want to win the Stanley Cup. This team is loaded up and ready to go, so this is a really exciting time for me."
Blackhawks center Artem Anisimov has two goals in his last three games. Teammate Vinnie Hinostroza has four assists in his last four contests, and defenseman Erik Gustafsson has a pair of assists in his last three games.
|Last Updated: 3/17/2018 8:45:06 PM EST|