Preview/Game Thread: Blackhawks vs Panthers

  

Florida Panthers (14–14–6) at Chicago Blackhawks (13–19–6)

6:00pm CST
United Center
TV/Radio: WGN/WGN


PROJECTED STARTERS

ChicagoCam Ward (6–5–4, SV%: .890, GAA: 3.82)
Florida– James Reimer (5–7–3, SV%: .887, GAA: 3.48)

 

TEAM STATISTICS

Power Play
Chicago (12.5%, 31st)
Florida (28.1%, 3rd)

Penalty Kill
Chicago (73.8%, 31st)
Florida (78.1%, 21st)

Shorts for/against
Chicago (31.8, T-15th; 34.1, 28th)
Florida (34.7, 3rd; 31.0, 14th)

Shooting %
Chicago (8.9%, T-25th)
Florida (9.1%, T-22th)

Faceoff %
Chicago (50.0%,17th)

Florida (49.9%, 18th)

Avg. height/weight
Chicago 6’1”, 197lbs
Florida 6’1” 199lbs

 

PROJECTED LINES/PAIRINGS

Chicago Blackhawks
Brandon SaadJonathan ToewsDominik Kahun

Artem AnisimovDylan StromePatrick Kane
Alex DeBrincatDavid KampfDylan Sikura
Chris KunitzJacob NilssonBrendan Perlini
Duncan KeithErik Gustafsson
Gustav ForslingBrent Seabrook
Carl DahlstromConnor Murphy

Florida Panthers
Jonathan HuberdeauAleksander BarkovEvgeni Dadonov

Frank VatranoHenrik BorgstromMike Hoffman
Denis MalginJared McCannTroy Brouwer
Micheal HaleyColton SceviourJayce Hawryluk
Keith YandleAaron Ekblad
Mike MathesonMacKenzie Weegar
Bogdan KiselevichMark Pysyk

Analysis

The Blackhawks take their home ice tonight riding a three-game winning streak, the first of the season. Florida has won three of four games, winning in Detroit last night 2 – 1.

During the streak, Chicago is averaging 3.00 goals for and only 1.33 goals against. That goals against average is unattainable for a whole season, but is a great showing of improvement on the blue line and in the net.

Forward Jacob Nilsson makes his NHL debut tonight for Chicago. The 25-year old from Swede played thirty-one games in Rockford, this season, before the call up. This is Nilsson’s first year playing in North America.

Panthers forward Evgeni Dadonov scored the game winning goal last night, in Detroit. The 29-year old Russian leads the Panthers in goals (17) and second in points (34) behind only forward Jonathan Huberdeau (42) in points.

 

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  • #10922
    Ray Napientek
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    Florida Panthers (14–14–6) at Chicago Blackhawks (13–19–6) 6:00pm CST United Center TV/Radio: WGN/WGN PROJECTED STARTERS Chicago – Cam Ward (6–5–4, SV
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    #10924
    Mister Ricochet
    Participant

    Nice set up, Ray.   Ward goes for the Hawks, Riemer for FLA.   Was there any doubt Ward would start after Delia shut down the high flying Avs?  I kinda wondered but agree Ward is the play.   Ward is rolling with wins @DAL and vs NSH with .930+ SPG in both tilts…….. Riemer is 1-1-1 last 3 with a .750 and two .850ish SPG in those games.

    Hawks can beat this goalie with similar efforts like the last 3 games.  Guess the line to watch is the 4th with Nilsson centering Kunitz and Perlini.

    #10925
    Mister Ricochet
    Participant

    Nice feed by Strome, better shot by Murphy!  1-0……..

    #10926
    Mister Ricochet
    Participant

    Thought it was a nice effort and some hungry hockey for the Hawks thru the 1st.   Tough luck on the FLA goal as Dahlstrom had good position with his body between the puck and player but went down and Ward didn’t get there fast enough to the loose puck.   ……. 3 posts against in the 1st, maybe lady luck is with the Hawks this game.

    #10927
    Alan Parsons
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    bad penalties, Kunitz and Cam Ward pretty much sums up the hawks season so far.   Craptacular.

     

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