As one of the NHL’s marquee teams, the Detroit Red Wings are no strangers to big games on a national stage. They’ll take that stage again this afternoon but this time they are the hunter, not the hunted.
The division leading Chicago Blackhawks come to town riding a 21-game point streak to start the season. They have been beaten just three times this season but never in regulation, thus salvaging at least one point in each game.
The Red Wings return home from a quick two-game West Coast road trip and although they went just 1-1, the team played well. Head coach Mike Babcock specifically pointed to the play of his defensemen and their ability to be play soundly in their own zone and move the puck offensively. With a rested Jimmy Howard between the pipes, can the Red Wings secure a valuable two points while also becoming the first team to defeat the Blackhawks in regulation?
Here are all the details for today’s game:
Chicago Blackhawks (18-0-3, 39 pts) at Detroit Red Wings (10-8-3, 23 pts)
Joe Louis Arena – Detroit, MI
Game Time: 12:30 p.m. ET
Radio: WXYT-FM 97.1 in Detroit (click here for affiliates)
Favorite: Blackhawks by 1.5 (+230)