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PREVIEW: Blackhawks vs. Red Wings - Jan. 5, 2020

Chicago opens four-game homestand against Detroit

by Carter Baum @CarterBaum / Blackhawks.com

TIME: 6:30 p.m. CT
TV: NBCSN RADIO: WGN Radio 720 STREAM: NHL.TV & MyTeamsApp

The Blackhawks open a four-game homestand on Sunday as the Detroit Red Wings visit the United Center for the first meeting of the season at 6:30 p.m. (TICKETS).


TEAM RECORDS

CHI: 18-18-6, 42 PTS (7th in Central)
DET: 10-29-3, 23 PTS (8th in Atlantic)


LAST TIME OUT

The Blackhawks saw a three-game winning streak snapped on Thursday with a 7-5 loss in Vancouver to the Canucks. Patrick Kane scored twice for the second straight game, Dominik Kubalik had three assists and Jonathan Toews had a goal and an assist in the loss. 

The Red Wings fell to the Stars on Friday night in Texas, 4-1. It was Detroit's seventh loss in the last eight outings. Dylan Larkin notched his 10th goal of the season in the loss. 

In two meetings a year ago, Chicago took both games while putting up five goals in each, including a 5-2 win on Feb. 10 at the United Center. Alex DeBrincat (1G, 3A), Erik Gustafsson (4A), Kane (3G, 1A) and Dylan Strome (1G, 3A) each paced the Blackhawks with four points apiece.

Video: DET vs. CHI game preview


LINEUP NOTES

Blackhawks head coach Jeremy Colliton confirmed after morning skate that Corey Crawford would return to the goal for the first time since Dec. 23, while Robin Lehner (right knee) is out. Kevin Lankinen, recalled from Rockford on Saturday morning, will serve as Crawford's backup for the second time this season. 

Up front, the 18 skaters will remain the same from Tuesday's win in Calgary and Thursday's loss in Vancouver, with Alex Nylander and Slater Koekkoek serving as the scratches. 

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