The Ducks defeated the Blackhawks 1-0 on Thursday night at the United Center, snapping Chicago's seven-game win streak. The Blackhawks matched a season high with 43 shots on goal against Anaheim. Corey Crawford made 25 saves and is now 26-14-3 this year.
VS. RED WINGS
The Blackhawks hold a 282-355-84-11 all-time record against the Red Wings, including a 113-214-33-4 mark on the road. Tonight's contest marks the second and final regular-season matchup between the Original Six rivals. The Blackhawks defeated the Red Wings 4-3 in overtime on Jan. 10 at the United Center. Duncan Keith tallied the game-winner; he paces Chicago with 27 assists in his career vs. Detroit.
With a victory in Nashville on March 4, the Blackhawks set a franchise record with their eighth consecutive victory on the road, passing the club's previous record of seven games from Dec. 9-29, 1964. Chicago has outscored their opponents 38-19 during the eight-game stretch. Overall, the Blackhawks hold a 20-10-1 record on the road, ranking second in the NHL in road wins and fourth with 41 points away from the United Center.
DOWN THE STRETCH
Including Friday's contest, the Blackhawks will close out the regular season by playing in 16 tilts over 30 days. The Blackhawks carry a 9-2-1 record in the second game of a back-to-back.
Johnny Oduya paced the team with five blocked shots in his first game with the Blackhawks since being acquired on Feb. 28. He logged 17:36 of total ice time against the Ducks ... Patrick Kane shared the club lead with six shots on goal vs. the Ducks. He ranks fourth in the NHL with 242 shots on goal this season ... Tanner Kero won 56 percent of his draws on Thursday. It was the 17th game this season that he has won at least 50 percent of his faceoffs. He also added four shots on goal ... Marian Hossa tied a season high with five shots on goal against Anaheim.
THREE OPPONENTS TO WATCH
LW Henrik Zetterberg: Detroit's captain paces the team in points (53), assists (39) and shots on goal (152) and shares second in goals (14). He is one goal away from matching Norm Ullman (324) for sixth on Detroit's all-time goalscoring list, and is one of just nine NHL players to reach 50 points at least 10 times since the 2005-06 season.
LW Justin Abdelkader: Abdelkader ranks second on the club in power-play goals (3). He has notched four points (1G, 3A) over his last five games. During the 2015-16 campaign, he led Detroit in hits (207), penalty minutes (120) and games played (82).
LW Tomas Tatar: A second-round pick in the 2009 NHL Draft, Tatar leads Detroit in goals (15) and shares first in game-winning goals (2). He recorded his first career NHL hat trick on Dec. 17 vs. ANA.