Goaltending match-up: Pekka Rinne (34/35, .971 SV%) vs. Antti Niemi (32/33, .970 SV%)
Combos: Sergei Kostitsyn – Mike Fisher – Martin Erat/ Andrei Kostitsyn – David Legwand – Patric Hornqvist/ Brandon Yip – Paul Gaustad – Craig Smith/ Jordin Tootoo – Nick Spaling – Colin Wilson/ Ryan Suter – Shea Weber/ Francis Bouillon – Ryan Ellis/ Hal Gill – Jack Hillen
Trending: Patric Hornqvist (1G, 5 SOG) had three goals in four games before tonight. Mike Fisher’s (1A, no SOG) March totals included 3-1-4 in five games headed in here, while Martin Erat (1A, 1:30 PP, 1 SOG) had six points in that same span.
Combos: Logan Couture – Joe Thornton – Joe Pavelski/ Ryane Clowe – Patrick Marleau – Martin Havlat/ Daniel Winnik – Dominic Moore – Torrey Mitchell/ T.J. Galiardi – Andrew Desjardins – Benn Ferriero/ Marc-Edouard Vlasic – Dan Boyle/ Douglas Murray – Brent Burns/ Justin Braun – Jason Demers
Trending: Joe Thornton (1G, 2 SOG) had tallied seven points in his previous four tilts and Patrick Marleau (1A, 3 SOG) has a point in four of five after four without one. Dan Boyle (1A, 5 SOG) recorded his 40th point in this clash, which is the seventh time he’s done that in his career. Martin Havlat (2 PIM, 18:47 TOI, 2:18 PP, 3 SOG) made his return to action this evening. Shootout: Clowe