Follow JJ on Twitter @jaeckel! Chicago Blackhawks @ Detroit Red Wings
7:30 Eastern/6:30 Central
CSN Chicago/Fox Sports Detroit
The Hawks seem to be settling into a bit of a groove, playing their best hockey of the young season over the last 4 games, while the Wings get arguably underrated superstar Pavel Datsyuk back tonight.
Johnny Oduya’s ankle injury apparently wasn’t serious and he is back in the lineup tonight.
There’s still a rivalry here. Don’t kid yourselves. While there are some similarities in style, largely due to the influence of Scotty Bowman on both clubs, bad feelings linger over the 2013 playoffs and many epic battles prior.
The fact is, that tough second round series of two seasons ago, one the Wings thought they had won up 3-1, is the exception overall. The Hawks have pretty much dominated the Wings in regular season play, going 9-0-3 over the last 12 head-to-heads between the two clubs.
Smith Toews Kane
Bickell Shaw Saad
Versteeg Kruger Hossa
Regin Richards Morin
Van Riemsdyk Rundblad
Nyquist Zetterberg Franzen
Abdelkader Datsyuk Jurco
Tatar Sheahan Helm
Miller Glendening Andersson
This should be a good game. All for now,