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By the numbers: Hawks-Blues, Game 5

April, 26, 2014
Apr 26
12:15
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ST. LOUIS -- Here’s a look by of the number of the Chicago Blackhawks’ 3-2 overtime win over the St. Louis Blues in Game 5 of their first-round series:

* Game 5 was the fourth game in the series to be decided in overtime. The NHL record for most overtime games in a series is five, which was set in 1951 between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens and again in 2012 between the Blackhawks and Phoenix Coyotes.

* The Blues had a 50.5 Corsi close percentage (the Blues had 51 shots attempts to the Blackhawks’ 50 in 5-on-5 situations with the game tied or within a goal.) Corsi close is used to combat score effects. Despite the shot advantage, the Blackhawks scored three goals to the Blues’ one in those situations.

* Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa had a game-high seven shots on net. He leads the league with 28 shots on goal in the playoffs.

* Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson blocked a game-high six shots. He leads the NHL with 24 blocked shots in the playoffs.

* Blues forward Vladimir Sobotka won 15-of-17 faceoffs. It was the best performance by a Blue in a playoff game since faceoffs began being tracked during the 2000-01 season.

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By the numbers: Hawks-Blues Game 4

April, 24, 2014
Apr 24
12:04
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CHICAGO -- Here's a look at the Chicago Blackhawks' 4-3 overtime win over the St. Louis Blues in Game 4 of their first-round series by the numbers:

• Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice and has an NHL-leading four goals in the playoffs.

• Blackhawks forward Jonathan Toews had two assists in the win. He has a team-high five points in the series.

• The Blues scored twice in the final two minutes of the second period. Five of their 11 goals in the series have come in the final two minutes of periods.

• The game included nine penalties, but none were called after the second period.

• Toews won 12-of-23 faceoffs. He's won 68-of-106 for a 64.2 percentage in the series.

• The Blues were 1-for-5 on the power play and are 2-for-21 for in the series.

• The Blackhawks were 1-for-2 on the power play and are 2-for-16 in the series.

• Blackhawks defenseman Nick Leddy had a game-high 83.9 Corsi percentage (the Blackhawks had 26 shots for and five against when he was on the ice in 5-on-5 situations,) according to extraskater.com.

• The Blackhawks had 15 players with a Corsi percentage greater than 50 percent. The Blues had two.

• Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo had a game-high 28:55 of ice time. He leads the league with 127:16 of ice time in the playoffs.

• The Blues blocked 25 shots and the Blackhawks blocked 17.

• Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp started nine of his 14 shifts in 5-on-5 situations in the offensive zone. He had a game-high 10 shot attempts, including seven on goal.

• Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson blocked four shots and is tied for first in the league with 18 in the playoffs.

• Hjalmarsson led the Blackhawks with 28:43 of ice time. It was the first time in the series that Duncan Keith didn't lead the Blackhawks in ice time.

• Blues forward Steve Ott and Blackhawks forward Bryan Bickell tied for a game-high seven this. Bickell is second in the league with 28 playoff hits. Ott is tied for fourth with 21.

By the numbers: Hawks-Blues Game 3

April, 22, 2014
Apr 22
10:59
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CHICAGO -- Here's a look, by the numbers, at the Chicago Blackhawks' 2-0 win over the St. Louis Blues in Game 3 of their first-round series:

• Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford stopped all 34 shots he faced, including 26 at even strength. His even-strength save percentage rose to .920 and overall save percentage to .932.

• The Blackhawks went 0-for-4 on the power play. They're 1-for-14 for the series. They have 12 shots on goal from their power plays.

• The Blues were 0-for-3 on the power play. They're 1-for-16 in the series. They have 26 shots on net from their power plays.

• Blues forward Steve Ott and Blackhawks forward Bryan Bickell tied for a game-high eight hits. Bickell is second in the NHL with 21 hits in the playoffs.

• The Blues had 14 players with a Corsi percentage (shot differential) higher than 50 percent, according to extraskater.com. The Blackhawks had four. Blues forward Vladimir Tarasenko led all players with an 83.3 Corsi (the Blues had 20 shots for and four against when he was on the ice in 5-on-5 situations). Blackhawks forward Kris Versteeg had a game-low 25 Corsi (the Blackhawks had six shots for and 18 against when he was on the ice).

• The Blackhawks and Blues combined for seven penalties, which was the lowest amount in the series. They combined for 10 in Game 1 and 17 in Game 2.

• Blackhawks forward Jonathan Toews won 19-of-24 faceoffs. He's won 56-of-83 faceoffs for a 67.5 winning percentage in the series.

• Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith played a game-high 27:27, and Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo played a team-high 26:33. Pietrangelo is the first in the NHL with 98:21 of ice time in the playoffs, and Keith is second with 96:32.

• Blues forward Jaden Schwartz had two takeaways and leads the NHL with seven in the playoffs.

• Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson blocked two shots. He's second in the NHL in 14 blocked shots in the playoffs. He also leads the league with 19:24 of short-handed ice time through three games. He played 4:01 on the penalty kill in Game 3.

• Blackhawks forwards Brandon Bollig and Marcus Kruger started every shift in the defensive zone. They combined for 18 shifts.

• Blues forward Alexander Steen attempted 12 shots, including six on net. He has taken 35 shots, including 24 on net, in the series.

• Blackhawks forward Marian Hossa attempted nine shots, including four on net. He has taken 28 shots, including 21 on net, in the series.

By the numbers: Hawks-Blues Game 1

April, 18, 2014
Apr 18
11:18
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ST. LOUIS – Here's a look at the St. Louis Blues' 4-3 three-overtime win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday by the numbers:

• After scoring three goals within 7 minutes and 10 seconds in the first period, the Blackhawks didn't score in the game's final 82 minutes and two seconds.

• Blues goaltender Ryan Miller allowed three goals on the Blackhawks' first seven shots on net. He stopped the next 35.

• Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith played 40-plus minutes for the third time in his career. He played 40:59 on Thursday. He played 40:12 against the Los Angeles Kings in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals last season and a career-high 48:40 against the Boston Bruins in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals last season.

• Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson played a game-high 61 shifts. He also had a game-high six blocked shots.

• The game was the longest in the Blues' history. Their previous longest game lasted 37:07 into overtime against the Detroit Red Wings in 1984.

• The Blues had 103 total shot attempts, including 52 on goal, and the Blackhawks had 84 shot attempts, including 42 on goal.

• The Blues allowed six more power plays due to penalties on Thursday. Their opponents have had 62 power plays over the last 14 games, killing off 53. By comparison, the Blackhawks have allowed 36 power plays in their last 14 games

• Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo led everyone in ice time, playing 44:08.

• Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford's 48 saves were a season-high. He set a career-high with 51 saves against the Bruins in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals last season.

• The Blackhawks scored one power-play goal on six opportunities. They have scored multiple power-play goals just once in the last 25 games. The last time was against the Blues on March 19. The Blackhawks also had five shots on goal during their power plays on Thursday.

• The Blues had 10 forwards with possession numbers better than 50 percent in 5-on-5 situations, and the Blackhawks had five, according to extraskater.com.

Patrick Sharp is the lone Blackhawks forward to have positive possession numbers in all six games against the Blues this season, according to extraskater.com. He had a 54.2 Corsi percentage (the Blackhawks had 26 shots for and 22 against when he was on the ice in 5-on-5 situations) on Thursday. He hasn't had a Corsi percentage lower than 54 percent against the Blues this season and has a 56.3 Corsi (112 shots for, 87 against) in all six games.

• The Blackhawks won 62-of-109 faceoffs. Jonathan Toews led the Blackhawks by winning 21-of-32 faceoffs. The Blues had five players who won less than 50 percent of their faceoffs.

• The Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko and Chris Porter tied for a game-high seven shots on goal.

• Toews led the Blackhawks' forwards with 32:37 of ice time. He had missed the team's last six games. Patrick Kane, who was out the last 12 games, played 28:31.

• The longest game in Blackhawks' history took 53:50 to decide in overtime against the Montreal Canadiens on April 9, 1931. Thursday's game lasted 40:26 of overtime.

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