Blackhawks Game Notes For Monday Vs. Nashville | Wgn-tv

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NHL Power Rankings: B/R Experts’ Week 12 Poll | Bleacher Report

* Nashville scored a season-high three power play goals in its win over Philadelphia on Saturday after scoring a total of three goals with the man advantage in its previous 14 contests. Seven of the Predators nine regulation losses this season have come on the road. * The Blackhawks own a record of 12-2-1 since November 26 the best record in hockey in that span. Chicago has allowed the fewest power play goals in the NHL this season (9) and boasts the best penalty-kill percentage at 91.0 percent. * Patrick Kane had two goals and an assist against Colorado on Saturday, giving him three three-point performances in his last five contests. Despite no points against them this season, Kane has 17 goals in his career against Nashville his most against any opponent. * Jonathan Toews has 20 points in 17 home games this season compared to 11 in 19 road contests. Toews has 34 points (14g, 20a) in his career against the Predators the second-most points in his career against any opponent (36 vs. Columbus). * Colin Wilson, who lit the lamp in the last meeting between these clubs on December 6, has scored at least one goal in a career-high three consecutive games (4 total). Wilson has scored six of his 10 goals this season in the third period. source: http://wgntv.com/2014/12/29/blackhawks-game-notes-for-monday-vs-nashville-2/

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I outlined why in a Nov. 17 piece when the Habs led the NHL in points. In the 16 games since, the Canadiens have been exactly .500, winning eight and losing eight. By the Numbers:Here’s a strange one: Montreal has the best win percentage when leading after one period (a perfect 100 percent success rate) but has held a lead after the opening period only four times. Edmonton is the only team in the NHL with fewer than four wins after leading in the first period. Depending on point of view, in other words, the Habs are either the best team in the NHL or the second-worst at collecting wins when leading after one. Scott Rovak/Getty Images Last Week:5 Recent Trend:Lacking a reliable goalie, the Blues are in a bit of a funk at the moment. Saturday’s loss to the visiting Stars made four straight defeats for St. Louis. The team has allowed at least three goals in each of those and 18 overall. Big Picture:That St. Louis is a legitimate contender isn’t really in doubt, and with Brian Elliott getting closer to a return to the lineup, the team’s big flaw (goaltending) should right itself shortly. By the Numbers:Neither Martin Brodeur nor Jake Allen has been able to really claim the No. source: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2312956-nhl-power-rankings-br-experts-week-12-poll

Nationals Park gets ready for NHL Winter Classic between Capital – DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

Join the conversation on our Facebook page! Like us and tell us what stories matter to you. This year’s NHL Winter Classic between the Washington Capitals and the Chicago Blackhawks is set for Thursday, January 1, 2015. Tickets on some online website are priced at nearly $2000 each. A webcam on NHL.com shows Nationals Park – the temporary home of the Caps for the big match being set up. This will be the first time Washington, D.C. will host the NHL Winter Classic. The Washington Capitals defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins by a score of 31 in the 2011 NHL Winter Classic that was played in Pittsburgh. The first NHL Winter Classic was played in 2008. Untitled source: http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/27721464/nationals-park-gets-ready-for-nhl-winter-classic-between-capitals-and-blackhawks

 

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