Longtime rivals faceoff tonight when the Chicago Blackhawks (7-13) take on the Detroit Red Wings (11-7-3) at Little Caesars Arena. Puck drop is at 6pm.
Previously on Blackhawks Hockey:
After what was a trying day for the Blackhawks with all the Corey Perry news, Chicago dug deep and knocked off the Seattle Kraken 4-3. Jason Dickinson got his fourth goal in three games.
And now, a bit on the Red Wings
Detroit is currently sitting in a playoff spot, a rarity for a team that has been in what has been a full rebuild since general manager Steve Yzerman took over back in 2019. They’re coming off of a 3-2 loss to the New York Rangers and have former Blackhawks Alex DeBrincat, and as of Tuesday, Patrick Kane in the fold. Kane however, will not play tonight.
For the other side of things, make sure to give Kevin Allen and Bob Duff a read over at Detroit Hockey Now. Not only is it my old stomping grounds and how CHN became possible, but they’re also two of the best writers–and humans–in the business.
How to Watch and Listen
With two wins in their last three games, might the Blackhawks be turning a corner? They could potentially catch Detroit tired because of a back-to-back situation playing the Eastern Conference’s best in the Rangers last night. The Blackhawks lines will stay the same as they were on Tuesday with Petr Mrazek likely to be the starter.
Best Case/Worst Case/Final Verdict
Best Case – Another quick start that buries a potentially tired Red Wings team early.
Worst Case – The Red Wings do the opposite–burying the Blackhawks and it comes at the hands of their former star, Alex DeBrincat
Final Verdict – There were enough things going on Tuesday to crush the Blackhawks before they could even take the ice but instead, they ignored the noise and took care of business against the Kraken. Tonight is the first of three games in the next four nights and the Red Wings will be missing captain Dylan Larkin, who will be out for the second consecutive night.
The Hawks certainly have a chance to get their first winning streak of the season put together tonight with the Red Wings missing a key piece. Can they finally do it?
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