Red Wings at Blackhawks preview
Detroit playing second game of back-to-back; Chicago has won six in rowby Scott King / NHL.com Correspondent
RED WINGS (21-27-7) at BLACKHAWKS (22-24-9)
3 p.m. ET; NBCSCH, FS-D, NHL.TV
The Chicago Blackhawks will try to win their seventh straight game when they host the Detroit Red Wings at United Center on Sunday.
Chicago, which has outscored its opponents 31-18 in its past six games, last won seven straight from Feb. 19-March 4, 2017.
Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane has 29 points (10 goals, 19 assists) in a 13-game point streak, the longest active streak in the NHL.
Detroit, which is playing the second game of a back-to-back (lost 3-1 to Buffalo Sabres on Saturday), is 3-2-0 in its past five games after going 3-9-2 in its previous 14.
Players to watch
Red Wings forward Thomas Vanek has 10 points (four goals, six assists) in his past nine games.
Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews has 12 points (six goals, six assists) in a six-game point streak.
They said it
"Just come out and play better. Play like we did at the beginning of the game (against Buffalo). We had a great start, we were playing good hockey. We've just got to come out and be ready to play, that's the biggest thing. With that, we've got to make sure that we're committed to scoring dirty." -- Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill
"Obviously, it's a process here. He's not going to get too high or too low and neither are we. But I'm happy for him that he felt good enough to be on the ice (Saturday) and we'll see what happens." -- Blackhawks coach Jeremy Colliton on Corey Crawford, who hasn't played since Dec. 16 because of a concussion
Red Wings projected lineup
Gustav Nyquist -- Dylan Larkin -- Justin Abdelkader
Thomas Vanek -- Frans Nielsen -- Anthony Mantha
Darren Helm -- Luke Glendening -- Andreas Athanasiou
Michael Rasmussen -- Jacob de la Rose -- Christoffer Ehn
Niklas Kronwall -- Mike Green
Danny DeKeyser -- Nick Jensen
Jonathan Ericsson -- Dennis Cholowski
Scratched: Martin Frk, Luke Witkowski
Injured: Evgeny Svechnikov (knee surgery), Trevor Daley (foot), Tyler Bertuzzi (upper body)
Blackhawks projected lineup
Drake Caggiula -- Jonathan Toews -- Patrick Kane
Alex DeBrincat -- Dylan Strome -- Dominik Kahun
Brandon Saad -- Marcus Kruger -- Brendan Perlini
Chris Kunitz -- Artem Anisimov -- John Hayden
Duncan Keith -- Brent Seabrook
Gustav Forsling -- Connor Murphy
Slater Koekkoek -- Erik Gustafsson
Scratched: Carl Dahlstrom
Injured: Corey Crawford (concussion), David Kampf (right foot)
Crawford participated in the first 20 minutes of practice on Saturday.
Nyquist has nine points (three goals, six assists) in his past nine games. … Athanasiou has six assists in his past five games. … Kane has 42 points (17 goals, 25 assists) in his past 21 games. … DeBrincat has 12 points (five goals, seven assists) in a seven-game point streak. … Saad needs one point for 300 in the NHL.