Chicago took a 4-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers at home on Thursday night behind a two-goal performance from Alex DeBrincat and tallies from Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews. Corey Crawford started his seventh straight game and picked up his third straight win in the victory.
Detroit fell to the Colorado Avalanche on Monday night at home, 2-1, in the sixth straight loss for the last-place Red Wings. Anthony Manta scored his 15th goal of the season and Jonathan Bernier made 25 stops in the defeat.
In the only other meeting this season, the Blackhawks earned a come-from-behind 4-2 victory on Jan. 5 at the United Center with goals from Dylan Strome, Dylan Sikura, Adam Boqvist and Dominik Kubalik.
Chicago will complete their 14th back-to-back of the season and their first of three home-and-away splits this month. The Blackhawks improved to 6-5-3 in the first game of the two-night swing with Thursday's win and look to improve on their 9-3-1 record in the back half on Friday.
The game will tie Chicago with Florida for the most back-to-backs in the league to date (14), while the .731 point percentage in the second tilt is fifth-best in the NHL.