Game Preview: Detroit Red Wings vs. Chicago Blackhawks 2/25/2024

Game Previews: Red Wings vs. Blackhawks 2/25/2024

The Detroit Red Wings head to Chicago coming off a win yesterday afternoon over the Blues 6-1, while the Blackhawks are coming off an overtime loss to the Jets on Friday night 3-2.

Detroit Red Wings (31-20-6, 68 Points) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (15-49-4, 34 Points)

When: Sunday, February 25
Time: 6:00 p.m. ET
Where: United Center (Chicago, IL)
TV: NHL Network / Bally Sports Detroit

Scoring Leaders

Detroit Red Wings

Points: Dylan Larkin – 51
Goals: Dylan Larkin – 25
Assists: Lucas Raymond – 32

Chicago Blackhawks

Points: Connor Bedard – 39
Goals: Connor Bedard – 17
Assists: Philipp Kurashev – 23

Expected Line Combinations

Detroit Red Wings

Michael Rasmussen – Dylan Larkin – Patrick Kane
Alex DeBrincat – J.T. Compher – Lucas Raymond
Joe Veleno – Andrew Copp – David Perron
Robby Fabbri – Christian Fischer – Daniel Sprong
Jake Walman – Moritz Seider
Ben Chiarot – Jeff Petry
Shayne Gostisbehere – Olli Maatta

Chicago Blackhawks

Nick Folgino – Connor Bedard – Philipp Kurashev
Colin Blackwell– Jason Dickinson – Joey Anderson
Anthony Beauvillier – Tyler Johnson – Taylor Raddysh
Ryan Donato – Mackenzie Entwistle – Reese Johnson
Alex Vlasic – Seth Jones
Kevin Korchinski – Jaycob Megna
Jarred Tinordi – Isaak Phillips

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By The Numbers:

League Ranking

Detroit Red Wings

PP%: 23.3 (8)
PK%: 82.5 (7)
GF P/G: 3.51 (6)
GA P/G: 3.18 (20)
Faceoff %: 49.4 (18)

Chicago Blackhawks

PP%: 12.8 (32)
PK%: 77.7 (22)
GF P/G: 2.07 (32)
GA P/G: 3.52 (28)
Faceoff %: 45.9 (31)

Red Wings Player to Watch: Patrick Kane

Kane has played in 26 games this season and has 26 points coming on 11 goals and 15 assists. He has a point in every game since returning from injury recording a total of ten points on four goals and six assists. On the power play, he has eight points on two goals and six assists.

Kane’s Line Assignments

Kane will be on the top line playing with Dylan Larkin and Michael Rasmussen.  He will also play on the second power-play unit with Daniel Sprong, Robby Fabbri, Alex DeBrincat, and Moritz Seider.

Kane’s career vs. Chicago

Tonight will be Kane’s first career game against the team he spent the first 16 years of his career with.

Between The Pipes

Detroit: James Reimer (5-6-2, 2.98 GAA)

Reimer got the start on Saturday against the Flames, and he picked up the win stopping all 38 shots he faced for his second shutout of the season. In his career against the Blackhawks, he is 7-5-3 in 15 games.

Chicago: Petr Mrazek (13-22-3, 2.99 GAA) / Arvid Soderblom (2-17-1, 3.97 GAA)

Mrazek last played on Friday against the Jets, and he suffered the loss in overtime giving up theee goals on 31 shots. In his career against his former team the Red Wings, he is 7-3-1 in 13 games, he suffered the loss in the matchup earlier this season giving up five goals on 29 shots.

Soderblom last played on Wednesday against the Flyers, and he suffered his 11th straight loss giving up three goals on 33 shots; his last win came on November 24th against the Maple Leafs. He has never faced Detroit in his career.

Wrap Up

The Red Wings will look to pick up their fifth straight win tonight over the Blackhawks. Since returning from the All-Star break they are 5-2-0 and have outscored their opponent 26-17. Since 2024 began they are 14-4-2 for 30 points which is different than last season once February hit they started to trend downhill, this season they are playing great hockey and hopefully that continues tonight as they look to return to the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

In their last ten games against Chicago, Detroit is 5-4-1, and have been outscored
36-34 in those ten games. Detroit beat the Blackhawks back on November 30th, 5-1.

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