When: 7:30 PM EST, February 17, 2021.
Where: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, MI
Puckline: Blackhawks -1.5 / +175 | Red Wings +1.5 / -215
Moneyline: Blackhawks +240 | Red Wings -300
OVER/UNDER Game Total: 5.5
Road Record: 3-3-2-1
Detroit Red Wings
Home Record: 2-3-2-0
Chicago Blackhawks Vs Detroit Red Wings Game Day Preview
The Chicago Blackhawks got off to a slow start this season, but they are working extra time to make up for it. As for the Red Wings, they are still searching for their first winning streak of the season.
The Blackhawks are 6-1-1 in their past eight games, with four overtime victories
Chicago opened a six-game trip with a 3-2 victory against the Red Wings on Monday as Dominik Kubalik scored his second goal of the game with 17 seconds remaining in OT.
Chicago leads 3-0 in the season series between the teams. The Blackhawks lead the league in games that end in extra time, with six games decided in overtime and two more in a shootout.
“Obviously we would like to win it in regular time, but it’s still two points, so it doesn’t really matter,” said Kubalik, who has seven multi-goal games in 85 career NHL appearances. “We have good guys that like to play that (3-on-3) situation. Happy that we won again and just going to keep going and build from it.”
Detroit Red Wings
Some signs of life from the Detroit Red Wings. In the last Chicago matchup Vladislav Namestnikov and Christian Djoos scored, and Thomas Greiss made 21 saves for the Wings. They were able to rally from a two-goal deficit to earn points in consecutive games for the first time this season.
“We’re playing sound defensive hockey and we’re starting to create chances,” Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin said. “We’ve just got to start turning these games into two points.”
The Red Wings are still looking for their first winning streak of the season, but coach Jeff Blashill said he’s seen improvement.
“I think we’ve been a better team lately,” Blashill said. “We’ve adjusted some minutes to spread things out and be more of a four-line team.”
The power play remains a problem for the Red Wings, as they failed to score on two chances Monday and are 0-for-26 with the man advantage over their past nine games.
“We have games where it doesn’t look so bad and then we go backward again,” Blashill said. “We’ve used a lot of different guys in different situations, but not enough people have stepped up.”
Blackhawks Vs Red Wings Facts
- Blackhawks are 5-1 in their last 6 overall.
- Red Wings are 21-43 in their last 64 games as a home underdog.
- Blackhawks are 7-1 in the last 8 DET meetings.
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