When: 12:30 PM EST, January 24, 2021
Where: United Center, Chicago, IL
Puckline: Red Wings +1.5 / -208 | Blackhawks -1.5 / +180
Moneyline: Red Wings +115 / Blackhawks -135
OVER/UNDER Game Total: 6.5
Detroit Red Wings
Road Record: 0-0-0-1
Home Record: 1-0-0-0
Detroit Red Wings Vs Chicago Blackhawks Game Day Preview
The Chicago Blackhawks soard to a 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Friday night in the first leg of a back-to-back at the United Center. The monkey is off the back of the Blackhawks as the picked up their first win of the season.
The Red Wings will not have to wait long for an opportunity to exact a little pay back as the two teams will match up again in Chicago later on this afternoon.
Detroit Red Wings
Red Wings Captain Dylan Larkin hampered the shutout bid of goaltender Kevin Lankinen on Friday. Larkin has three goals and two assists in his last four games and is playing well. However, the team leader is concerned about the teams inability to covert on early game scoring opportunites.
“I thought our start was good; we just didn’t get the puck past the goalie,” Larkin said. “We made it a little too easy on him to get comfortable there to start. I thought we forced it too much, and we gave them too much needless turnovers.
“I liked our start. We knew going in that it’s not a normal year. We’ve got to be ready for the unexpected. A little adversity came our way. I thought we showed up, but we just didn’t have it tonight.” – Dylan Larkin
Although the Red Wings outshot the Blackhawks 31-27, Chicago’s penalty kill stifled each of Detroit’s five power plays on Friday.
A deadly power play propelled the Chicago Blackhawks to their first victory of the season after the team had dropped their first four games.
“The movement in general has been a lot better, and there’s a lot of options, especially for me, the way the hands are set up,” Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane said.
Chicago has converted 7 of 17 opportunities on the power play entering today’s home matinee against the Detroit Red Wings.
The Blackhawks also opened the 1993-94 season with five successive games with at least one power-play goal. The 1990-91 team holds the franchise record with 11 straight, while the 1965-66 club accomplished the feat in six consecutive games.
Red Wings Vs Blackhawks Facts
- Red Wings are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Chicago.
- Under is 12-3-6 in the last 21 Red Wings Vs Blackhawks meetings in Chicago.
- Blackhawks are 5-1 in their last 6 home games.
Detroit Red Wings Vs Chicago Blackhawks Alternative Fantasy Hockey-Statement Games Picks
Red Wings 2 Blackhawks 4
10 PT Pick: Dylan Larkin + Anthony Mantha UNDER 1.5 Combined PTS
9 PT Pick: Chicago Blackhawks OVER 0.5 Power Play Goal
8 PT Pick: Filip Hronek Will Play UNDER 22:30 MINUTES