Blackhawks looking to extend record-setting points streak in Detroit

CHI @ DET- Game Preview

03/03/13

11:30 a.m. CST

The Chicago Blackhawks will travel to the Motor City to renew their long–time rivalry with the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday morning. The Blackhawks are fresh off of an overtime victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets. According the National Hockey League’s recent realignment plans, this may be one of the last times the two original six rivals will play against one another as division rivals. 

The Blackhawks are number two in the NHL when it comes to the penalty kill. Detroit is in currently ranked at number 26. Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane and Red Wings Captain Henrik Zetterberg are currently in the top ten in the NHL points category.

On paper, the edge goes to the Blackhawks due to the fact that the Red Wings have had several injuries this season. One player comes off of injury and another seems to take that player’s place. Despite what the injury report says, the Red Wings and their fan base will be up for this game. Also, do not count out that Detroit wants to be the team that ends the Blackhawks 21 game winning streak to start the season.

Corey Crawford and Jimmy Howard will most likely be in goal for Chicago and Detroit respectively.

Injury report:  Dave Bolland is out for Chicago with an upper body injury, Steve Montador is out with a upper body injury and Rostislav Olesz is out with a lower body injury. Mikael Samuelsson is out for Detroit (Finger),Todd Bertuzzi(Back),Darren Helm(Back),Carlo Colaiacovo(Shoulder),Valtteri Filppula is (shoulder) per CBSSports.com and Detroit Free Press.

Blackhawks record: 18-0-3

Red Wings record: 10-8-3

Time: 11:30 a.m CST

Location:  Joe Louis Arena ,600 Civic Center Drive  Detroit, MI 48226

Team promotion: No promotion

Where to watch: NBC, NHLN-CA

Where to listen: WGN 720 AM, WXYT-FM - 97.1

Next  2 games: Tue. 3/5 v. MIN; Wed. 3/6 v. COL

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