January 10, 2017
Chicago Blackhawks 57 pts (26-12-5)
Detroit Red Wings 39 pts (17-18-5)
7:30 pm CT
United Center- Chicago, IL
Radio: 720 AM WGN
DET @ CHI
CHI @ DET
Artem Anisimov, 18
A. Mantha/D. Larkin, 11
Patrick Kane, 32
Henrik Zetterberg, 21
Patrick Kane, 44
Henrik Zetterberg, 28
Tonight will be a fun night at the United Center as the Blackhawks oldest rival will be in town. The Hawks look to close out this four-game homestand with a perfect 4-0-0 record as the Red Wings look to stay alive in the Atlantic Division playoff race.
If the season ended today, the Red Wings streak of 25 straight Stanley Cup playoff appearances would be over. They are currently seven points out of third place in their division and nine points out of the second wild card spot in the Eastern Conference.
The Wings have been hit with a ton of injuries this year but they will get some reinforcements tonight as both forward Justin Abdelkader and defenseman Mike Green have returned to the lineup.
Joel Quenneville will stick with the same lineup that brought home wins against the Carolina Hurricanes and Nashville Predators. Corey Crawford will start in goal for the Hawks and will be opposed by Petr Mrazek at the other end.
Stat of the day: Corey Crawford is 14-3-4 with a 1.90 goals against average and a .939 save percentage in 21 career games against Detroit.
Probable Blackhawks Lineup
Vinnie Hinostroza - Jonathan Toews - Marian Hossa
Artemi Panarin - Artem Anisimov - Patrick Kane
Ryan Hartman - Tanner Kero - Richard Panik
Andrew Desjardins - Dennis Rasmussen - Jordin Tootoo
Duncan Keith - Niklas Hjalmarsson
Michal Kempny - Brent Seabrook
Brian Campbell - Trevor van Riemsdyk
Corey Crawford (15-8-3, 2.33 GAA, .925 save %, 2 SO)
C-Marcus Kruger (upper-body) out
Probable Red Wings Lineup
Gustav Nyquist - Henrik Zetterberg - Anthony Mantha
Andreas Athanasiou - Frans Nielsen - Thomas Vanek
Tomas Tatar - Dylan Larkin - Justin Abdelkader
Drew Miller - Riley Sheahan - Luke Glendening
Dan DeKeyser - Mike Green
Jonathan Ericsson - Alexey Marchenko
Xavier Ouellet - Ryan Sproul
Petr Mrazek (9-10-3, 3.10 GAA, .895 save %, 0 SO)
RW-Johan Franzen (concussion) out, C-Joe Vitale (concussion) out, C-Darren Helm (shoulder) out, G-Jimmy Howard (MCL) out, D-Niklas Kronwall (lower-body) out, D-Brendan Smith (knee) out