|55||MINNESOTA||-110||Ov 5.5,-120||+105||Ov 5.5,-110|
|56||CHICAGO||-110||Un 5.5,+100||-125||Un 5.5,-110|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||6-4-0||+1.6||6-4||+1.6||5-4||3.1||31.1||2.6||28.8|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||-0.6||3-2||-0.6||3-2||3.6||31.4||2.6||28.2|
|Team Stats (All Games)||20||64||17||21||24||2||5||622||10.3%||66||14||21.2%||107|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||10||31||9||11||11||0||2||311||10.0%||33||7||21.2%||53|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||18||5||8||5||0||0||157||11.5%||17||4||23.5%||28|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||7||21||5||7||8||1||2||225||9.3%||22||2||9.1%||38|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||54||19||14||19||2||5||625||8.6%||70||10||14.3%||88|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||26||8||11||7||0||4||288||9.0%||26||5||19.2%||39|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||13||4||4||5||0||0||141||9.2%||13||2||15.4%||24|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||17||7||4||6||0||3||211||8.1%||23||4||17.4%||26|
|DEVAN DUBNYK (All Games)||16||16||505||467||92.5%||0||9-7||-0.8||9-7-0||-1||7-9|
|DEVAN DUBNYK (Road Games)||7||7||199||184||92.5%||0||4-3||+0.4||4-3-0||0||3-4|
|DEVAN DUBNYK (vs. Division)||6||6||181||170||93.9%||0||5-1||+4||5-1-0||+4||2-4|
|DEVAN DUBNYK (Last 4 Games)||4||4||120||108||90.0%||0||2-2||-1.6||2-2-0||-1||2-2|
|ALEX STALOCK (All Games)||4||4||116||105||90.5%||0||3-1||+2.4||3-1-0||+2||3-0|
|ALEX STALOCK (Road Games)||3||3||85||78||91.8%||0||2-1||+1.2||2-1-0||+1||2-0|
|ALEX STALOCK (vs. Division)||1||1||27||24||88.9%||0||0-1||-1||0-1-0||-1||0-0|
|ALEX STALOCK (Last 4 Games)||4||4||116||105||90.5%||0||3-1||+2.4||3-1-0||+2||3-0|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||4-6-0||-3.2||4-6||-3.2||4-6||2.7||35.0||3.0||32.2|
|Last 5 Games||1-4-0||-3.6||1-4||-3.6||1-4||1.4||32.0||2.6||31.8|
|Team Stats (All Games)||20||53||20||12||18||3||3||652||8.1%||61||8||13.1%||94|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||10||27||8||6||12||1||2||350||7.7%||32||5||15.6%||50|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||7||1||4||2||0||0||160||4.4%||11||1||9.1%||14|
|Team Stats (vs. Division)||5||16||7||4||3||2||0||153||10.5%||15||3||20.0%||27|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||69||20||21||23||5||6||661||10.4%||56||14||25.0%||107|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||30||9||10||8||3||3||322||9.3%||21||5||23.8%||43|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||13||4||5||2||2||2||159||8.2%||9||3||33.3%||16|
|Stats Against (vs. Division)|| ||18||4||5||8||1||1||179||10.1%||18||6||33.3%||33|
|COREY CRAWFORD (All Games)||11||11||334||306||91.6%||2||4-7||-4.2||4-7-0||-5||4-7|
|COREY CRAWFORD (Home Games)||6||6||168||158||94.0%||1||3-3||-1.2||3-3-0||-2||1-5|
|COREY CRAWFORD (vs. Division)||2||2||64||58||90.6%||1||1-1||0||1-1-0||0||1-1|
|COREY CRAWFORD (Last 4 Games)||4||4||118||110||93.2%||2||1-3||-2.7||1-3-0||-3||1-3|
|ANTON FORSBERG (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|ANTON FORSBERG (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|ANTON FORSBERG (vs. Division)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|CAM WARD (All Games)||9||9||322||287||89.1%||1||3-6||-2.6||3-6-0||-2||6-3|
|CAM WARD (Home Games)||4||4||152||135||88.8%||0||1-3||-2.1||1-3-0||-2||3-1|
|CAM WARD (vs. Division)||3||3||114||103||90.4%||0||2-1||+1.6||2-1-0||+2||3-0|
|CAM WARD (Last 4 Games)||4||4||149||135||90.6%||1||0-4||-4.1||0-4-0||-4||1-3|
|Average power rating of opponents played: MINNESOTA 2.95, CHICAGO 2.93|
|10/25/2018||LOS ANGELES||4-1||W||0, -165||W||5.5 un||U|
|10/27/2018||COLORADO||3-2||W||0, -155||W||5.5 ev||U|
|10/29/2018||at VANCOUVER||2-5||L||0, -165||L||5.5 un||O|
|10/30/2018||at EDMONTON||4-3||W||0, +115||W||5.5 ov||O|
|11/3/2018||at ST LOUIS||5-1||W||0, -105||W||5.5 ov||O|
|11/6/2018||at SAN JOSE||3-4||L||0, +135||L||5.5 ov||O|
|11/8/2018||at LOS ANGELES||3-1||W||0, -105||W||5.5 un||U|
|11/9/2018||at ANAHEIM||5-1||W||0, -105||W||5.5 un||O|
|11/11/2018||at ST LOUIS||3-2||W||0, -110||W||6 un||U|
|11/13/2018||WASHINGTON||2-5||L||0, -150||L||6 un||O|
|11/15/2018||VANCOUVER||6-2||W||0, -255||W||5.5 ev||O|
|11/17/2018||BUFFALO||2-3||L||0, -215||L||5.5 ov||U|
|11/18/2018||at CHICAGO|| |
|11/21/2018||at WASHINGTON|| |
|11/29/2018||at COLUMBUS|| |
|10/23/2018||ANAHEIM||3-1||W||0, -150||W||5.5 ov||U|
|10/25/2018||NY RANGERS||4-1||W||0, -155||W||6 ev||U|
|10/27/2018||at ST LOUIS||3-7||L||0, +115||L||6 un||O|
|10/28/2018||EDMONTON||1-2||L||0, -110||L||6 un||U|
|10/31/2018||at VANCOUVER||2-4||L||0, -125||L||5.5 ov||O|
|11/1/2018||at EDMONTON||0-4||L||0, +140||L||6 ov||U|
|11/3/2018||at CALGARY||3-5||L||0, +110||L||6 ev||O|
|11/8/2018||CAROLINA||3-4||L||0, -110||L||6 un||O|
|11/10/2018||at PHILADELPHIA||0-4||L||0, +115||L||6 ov||U|
|11/12/2018||at CAROLINA||2-3||L||0, +155||L||6 ov||U|
|11/14/2018||ST LOUIS||1-0||W||0, -130||W||6 un||U|
|11/16/2018||LOS ANGELES||1-2||L||0, -155||L||5.5 un||U|
|11/23/2018||at TAMPA BAY|| |
|11/24/2018||at FLORIDA|| |
|11/29/2018||at WINNIPEG|| |
|MINNESOTA: LAST SEASON: 45-26-11, 101 points. Third in Central Division. |
LOST to Winnipeg Jets in Western Conference quarterfinals.
COACH: Bruce Boudreau (third season, 12th NHL season).
ADDED: RW J.T. Brown, C Eric Fehr, C Matt Hendricks, RW Matt Read, D Greg Pateryn, D Matt Bartkowski.
LOST: C Matt Cullen, LW Tyler Ennis, RW Daniel Winnik.
PLAYER TO WATCH: LW Zach Parise. After missing the first 39 games because of a lower back problem that required surgery, Parise's delayed start was predictably slow. He scored 12 goals in his last 18 games of the regular season, though, and scored in each of the first three playoff games until being knocked out of action again by a broken sternum. Parise, who's entering his 14th NHL season at age 34, isn't built to be the team's premier scorer but needs to replicate that productivity down the stretch to help keep the offense balanced.
OUTLOOK: New GM Paul Fenton made only minor moves this summer for fresh faces on the fourth line and more depth on defense, so the Wild will rely on the same core that has been bounced out of the playoffs in the first round three straight times and won only two series over the last six years. Just reaching the postseason again in the rugged Western Conference would be an accomplishment in itself, and Boudreau has as strong of an 82-game track record as any bench boss in the league. Parise and defenseman Ryan Suter, who's coming off a serious ankle injury that kept him out of the playoffs, must stay healthy throughout the seventh year of their identical $98 million megadeals. Wings Charlie Coyle and Nino Niederreiter also have to bounce back from down seasons.
|CHICAGO: LAST SEASON: 33-39-10, 76 points. Last place in Central Division.
COACH: Joel Quenneville (11th season, 22nd NHL season).
ADDED: G Cam Ward, F Chris Kunitz, D Brandon Manning, F Marcus Kruger.
LOST: F Vinnie Hinostroza, D Jordan Oesterle, F Patrick Sharp, G Jean-Francois Berube.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Cam Ward. It remains to be seen how much Corey Crawford will be able to play after he missed much of last season due to a concussion. Ward signed a $3 million, one-year contract in free agency, and the Blackhawks are hoping the veteran goaltender will provide a steady presence in net when Crawford is out or resting.
OUTLOOK: Cloudy, with the potential for franchise-altering storms on the horizon. The Blackhawks might be able to return to the playoffs if they can keep Crawford healthy. But if they stumble again, there could be wholesale changes coming for the organization.
|Blackhawks search for goals against Wild|
CHICAGO -- As rough of a start to the season as the Chicago Blackhawks have experienced, a lack of scoring wasn't always a concern.
But that has certainly changed.
As the Blackhawks look to bounce back from yet another offensive performance as they welcome the Minnesota Wild to the United Center on Sunday, they will attempt to figure out how to pick up their goal production after tallying just four goals in their past four games.
The latest example of not being able to find the back of the net came in Friday's 2-1 shootout loss to the Los Angeles Kings. Despite facing a goalie making his NHL debut for a Kings team that is among the league's worst, Chicago couldn't manage more than a third-period Brandon Saad goal in the loss, which was the Blackhawks' sixth in their seven games this month.
If the results are going to change, coach Jeremy Colliton knows that an offense that produced a bevy of goals to start the season must again find a way to start generating more production. Colliton told reporters that one solution would be to put more traffic in front of the net to increase the number of scoring chances the Blackhawks are getting.
"That would be some easy offense for us if we're willing to commit to it," Colliton said, according to the Chicago Tribune. "We've got to get more pucks to the net from atop. We're doing a pretty good job down low to win pucks back and make it harder on (opponents') 'D,' but I would like to get more out of it."
In the past four games, Chicago has scored three even-strength goals from Saad, Jonathan Toews and Alex DeBrincat during a stretch in which the Blackhawks have managed their lowest scoring output during a four-game stretch since early 2016.
The Wild will enter Sunday's game after dropping a 3-2 decision to the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday. Minnesota blew a 2-0 lead after Zach Parise and Matt Dumba each scored in the first period. Minnesota allowed two third-period goals, including Jason Pominville's game-winner with 90 seconds remaining.
Parise scored after missing Thursday's game against the Vancouver Canucks because of illness and Dumba extended his career-high point streak when he scored for the third straight game. Yet, for the early dose of offense, Minnesota couldn't finish off the victory.
The Wild will try to bounce back Sunday against the Blackhawks. Despite Saturday's loss, Minnesota has won four of its past six games and trails just the Nashville Predators for the best record in the Western Conference with a quarter of the season gone.
So far, Wild general manager Paul Fenton likes what he sees for the most part.
"We're still analyzing everything as we will every day," he said this week, according to the St. Paul Pioneer Press. "I'm very happy with the way things have gone."
But according to the Pioneer Press, if Fenton sees reason to tweak the team's personnel as the season continues, he won't be afraid to do so.
"If something presents itself, or we see that there's something that we could improve on, then we'll go about that business," he said. "There's nothing imminent."
|Last Updated: 12/14/2018 4:38:35 AM EST|