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Red Wings vs. Blackhawks: What to Know

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Game Facts

Who: Red Wings vs. Chicago

Where: Little Caesars Arena

When: 7 p.m.

TV/Radio: Bally Sports/97.1 FM

Records: Red Wings 11-7-3, Blackhawks 7-13-0.

What to Know

The Wings are playing an Original Six team for the second night in a row. They played well at times in last night’s loss to the Rangers, but couldn’t hold on to a 2-1 lead in the third period and couldn’t convert despite having a man advantage for the last 1:56. The Blackhawks aren’t nearly as good as the Rangers. They are near the bottom of the NHL in 0ffense (29th overaol) and defense (28th). Chicago has just 14 points on the season, better only than San Jose. …

Connor Bedard has been an instant success for the Blackhawks, leading the team with 10 goals. The 18-year-old has gotten national attention for his play, including this challenge from NFL star Travis Kelce. For his part, Bedard says seeing Patrick Kane in a Red Wings uniform will take some getting used to. …

The Blackhawks are also in the middle of a tempest surrounding the status of Corey Perry, who was released Wednesday after an undisclosed incident last week. …

Dylan Larkin is missing again tonight with an undisclosed injury, but expectations are he’ll play Saturday at Montreal. Defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere was injured in last night’s game when slammed into the boards during the third period. His status for tonight is uncertain. Patrick Kane’s Detroit debut could come as soon as Tuesday, when the Red Wings play his hometown Sabres in Buffalo. …

Alex Lyon will start in net tonight for the Red Wings. He’s had three strong starts¬† since making his debut in Sweden earlier his month. He’s 2-1 with a 1.35 GAA and a save percentage of .952. …

The Blackhawks, as we’ve mentioned, are at the bottom of the NHL in most categories you can name. But six of their seven wins have come against 2023 playoff teams. The latest was a 4-3 triumph over the Seattle Kraken in Chicago on Tuesday night.