Mar 16, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) faces the Dallas Stars attack during the second period at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Anaheim Ducks Ready For Showdown Against the Chicago Blackhawks

It’s A Battle For Supremacy Over The NHL, Western Conference

Feb 12, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Anaheim Ducks right wing Brad Staubitz (25) fights with Chicago Blackhawks left wing Bryan Bickell (29) during the second period at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

Anaheim, CA – The Anaheim Ducks are looking to not only justify their shootout win a month ago, but gain valuable ground in the hunt for the President’s Trophy. The Chicago Blackhawks will look to continue their new points streak.

The Ducks are coming off a 5-3 win over the San Jose Sharks. Corey Perry, who signed an eight-year, $69 million extension will be serving the final game of his four-game. Brad Staubitz has been removed from the IR and should be available for tonight.

The Blackhawks are coming off of a revenge 5-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche. Marian Hossa will be out for tonight’s game with the injury that took him out of the game against the Aves.

Team Stats:

team.teamCommonName Stats team.teamCommonName
27 GP 27
12 W 20
9 L 3
6 OT 4
30 P 44
0.556 P% 0.815
2.22 G/G 3.15
2.44 GA/G 2.33
18.8 PP% 25.0
86.7 PK% 77.9
30.6 S/G 27.4
29.6 SA/G 28.4
53.4 FO% 46.9

Season Head-to-Head Match-ups:

Date Vis/Home Final
Feb 12, 2013 ANA@CHI ANA, 3 – 2 (SO)

Projected Goalie Matchup:

team.teamCommonName team.teamCommonName
Name Corey Crawford Jonas Hiller
GP 18 15
Wins 13 10
Losses 2 2
OTL 3 3
SO 2 1
GAA 1.79 2.53
Save % .929 .911

Injury report:

Team Player Type
team.teamCommonName Marian Hossa Upper Body
team.teamCommonName Patrick Sharp* Upper Body
team.teamCommonName Corey Perry Suspension
team.teamCommonName Nick Bonino* Flu

*On Injured Reserve

Team Records:

Chicago Blackhawks: 24-2-3, 51 points (1st in the Central Division)
Anaheim Ducks: 21-3-4, 46 points (1st in the Pacific Division)

Broadcast Info:

TV: Fox Sports-Prime Ticket
Radio: ESPN 830

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Tags: Anaheim Ducks Brad Staubitz Chicago Blackhawks Colorado Avalanche Corey Crawford Corey Perry Game Of The Year Jonas Hiller Marian Hossa Nick Bonino San Jose Sharks

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