Each week, the Blackhawks Blog will give you five stats you need to know about the Blackhawks this season.
1. With back-to-back goals in Games 2 and 3, Patrick Kane now has 60 points (22G, 38A) in 60 career postseason appearances.
The 2013 Lady Byng Memorial Trophy finalist logged a postseason-high 23:24 of ice time in Game 3 on May 20 and ranks second on the team behind Patrick Sharp with eight points (2G, 6A) in nine playoff games in 2013.
2. The Blackhawks' clean sheet while shorthanded lasted 58:55.
For the first time in the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Blackhawks allowed a power-play goal after killing off their first 30 penalties of the postseason. Three Chicago players rank in the NHL’s top 10 in penalty-killing ice time: Niklas Hjalmarsson (35:09, third overall), Marcus Kruger (32:50, eighth overall) and Michael Frolik (32:22, ninth overall).
3. Patrick Sharp is tied for the NHL lead in postseason goals, shares fourth in points and had points in six consecutive games from May 3-18.
His 10 points (6G, 4A) pace the Blackhawks. Sharp tallied a playoff-high three points (1G, 2A) in Game 1 against Detroit.
4. Corey Crawford’s .981 save percentage while shorthanded also paces all goaltenders remaining in the postseason.
In 23 career playoff contests, Crawford has a maintained a 2.14 goals-against average and a .921 save percentage.
5. The Blackhawks are 7-2 in Game 5 under coach Joel Quenneville.
In five of those nine situations, Chicago has scored five or more goals, outscoring their opponents 35-19 overall in Game 5s. Defenseman Duncan Keith leads current Blackhawks with nine points (3G, 6A) in nine Game 5s.
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