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Chicago Blackhawks: Fun With Numbers Friday

By Chris Schubert
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Jan 11, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane (88) controls the puck as Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter (20) pursues him during the first period at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

It’s another Friday and another Friday means three more numbers to describe the Chicago Blackhawks. To the numbers:

19

The number of Captain Serious, Jonathan Toews. When the All-Star Game takes place in Columbus on January 25th, Toews will be captain once again, as he will draft his team to skate on the ice against opposing captain Nick Foligno’s team. With a lockout two years ago and the Olympics last year, the NHL has missed out on having an All-Star Game. From the All-Star Draft to the Skills Competition, the All-Star Weekend is a fun filled event where fans can see the best players in the game put on a show.

Jan 24, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; View of the NHL logo at Dodger Stadium. Preparations are in place on the day before the Stadium Series hockey game between the Los Angeles Kings and the Anaheim Ducks at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

5

Continuing the theme of All-Star prep, five is the number of Blackhawks that will be participating in the All-Star festivities. The first six All-Stars were all voted by the fans, and it had a very similar look to it. Five of the six were Blackhawks: Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Duncan Kieth, Brent Seabrook and Corey Crawford.  The Hawks will be represented really well in the game and hopefully Kane will bring the “Showtime” to the Breakaway Challenge event.

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4

Back to the regular season to close up this week’s numbers. The Blachawks will play four games between now and the All-Star Break. They will play the Jets, Stars, Coyotes and Penguins to close up the first half of the regular season. With three of the four being Western Conference opponents, the Hawks would love to finish the first half strong, get at least 6 points and put themselves in a good position for the second half of the season. Finishing the first half on a five game winning streak would also be a huge boost going into the break.

What’s your favorite number with the Blackhawks this week?

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