Goaltending match-up: Ondrej Pavelec (42/45, .933 SV%) vs. Cory Schneider (30/32, .938 SV%)
Combos: Andrew Ladd – Bryan Little – Blake Wheeler/ Evander Kane – Alex Burmistrov – Kyle Wellwood/ Tanner Glass – Jim Slater – Chris Thorburn/ Tim Stapleton – Nik Antropov – Antti Miettinen/ Tobias Enstrom – Dustin Byfuglien/ Ron Hainsey – Grant Clitsome/ Randy Jones – Mark Stuart
Scratches: Bogosian, Fehr, Flood
Top PP times: Ladd (3:54), Little (3:38), Wheeler, Byfuglien (3:34), Stapleton (3:16)
Trending: Evander Kane (1A, +1, 2:16 PP, 9 SOG) has been putting up outstanding point totals of late and he came into this tilt four shy of the 50-point plateau. Blake Wheeler (1G, -1, 4 SOG) had 21 points in his previous 16 affairs. Andrew Ladd (1A, -3, 3 SOG) had 10 points in eight tilts before this evening.
Combos: Daniel Sedin – Henrik Sedin – Alexandre Burrows/ Chris Higgins – Ryan Kesler – David Booth/ Mason Raymond – Samuel Pahlsson – Jannik Hansen/ Manny Malhotra – Maxim Lapierre – Zack Kassian/ Dan Hamhuis – Kevin Bieksa/ Alexander Edler – Sami Salo/ Marc-Andre Gragnani – Chris Tanev
Scratches: Rome, Weise, Alberts
Top PP times: Burrows, Sedins (1:11), Edler, Kesler (0:55)
Trending: Ryan Kesler (1G, +1, 2 PIM, 6 SOG) opened the scoring with his first SHG of the season. Alexander Edler (1G, -1, 2 PIM, 7 SOG) had actually never recorded a point against this franchise in three prior tries. Chris Higgins (1A, 0:49 PP, 7 SOG) had five points in five games coming in here. Kevin Bieksa (1A, +1, 0:16 PP, no SOG) has points in all four March outings.