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By the Numbers: Wings & Blackhawks

PensBurgh took a look at the numbers for the Carolina-Pittsburgh series so I figured I would do the same for the Western Conference Finals, featuring the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks.

703 -- number of times Chicago and Detroit have met in the regular season

1995 -- the last time these two teams faced in the playoffs, also the WCF

40,818 -- number of fans who attended the Winter Classic at Wrigley Field

9 -- consecutive 100-point seasons for Detroit, setting an NHL record

18 -- consecutive playoff berths for Detroit, the longest current streak in pro sports

25.5% -- Detroit's top-ranked power play during the regular season, also a franchise best

26.4% -- Detroit's power play success rate in the 2009 playoffs

997 -- number of points Nicklas Lidstrom has in his career, which puts him at eighth all-time among defensemen

305 -- number of wins Chris Osgood has in the Winged Wheel, which is second most in the franchise and just the ninth goalie to win 300 games with one team

12 -- the number of years Henrik Zetterberg re-signed with Detroit for in January

40.2 -- the average shots per game Detroit registered this postseason

15 -- the number of points Johan Franzen has in his 11 postseason games this year

29.4% -- Chicago's postseason power play success rate

25.6 -- the Blackhawks average age on the roster

1,000,000 -- the number of fans who attended a Hawks game this season

13 -- number of points in 12 playoff games registered by Chicago's Martin Havlat

94 -- the highway connecting Detroit and Chicago (I-94)

8 -- number of wins needed for a team to clinch the Stanley Cup

6 -- both teams are members of the exclusive Original 6 club

6 -- the number of games I think it will take Detroit to win this series