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Blackhawks game day: vs. Detroit Friday

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  • The Detroit Red Wings are close behind the Blackhawks in the standings, but Friday will be the first meeting of the season between the two clubs. Hawks goalie Corey Crawford had four wins against Detroit last season.

      The Detroit Red Wings are close behind the Blackhawks in the standings, but Friday will be the first meeting of the season between the two clubs. Hawks goalie Corey Crawford had four wins against Detroit last season.
    Associated Press

 

By Tim Sassone

tsassone@dailyherald.com

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Detroit Red Wings at the United Center, 7:30 p.m. Friday

TV: Comcast SportsNet

Radio: WGN 720-AM

What to watch: Finally, three months into the season, the Hawks and Red Wings meet for the first time. While Detroit is 14-2-1 at home, its road record is just 9-10-0. The Wings are fifth in the NHL on the power play with Johan Franzen owning 9 power-play goals. Tomas Holmstrom (groin) is out indefinitely. The Hawks won the season series last year 4-2 with Corey Crawford going 4-1 with a 2.01 goals-against average. Detroit won two of the three games in Chicago.

Season series: First meeting

Next: Edmonton Oilers at the United Center, 7:30 p.m. Monday.

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