Blackhawks Game Notes For Friday @ Detroit
* Chicago has beaten Detroit in eight of the last nine regular-season meetings and has earned at least one point in 12 straight (9-0-3). Detroit’s last regulation win in the series was a 4-3 victory back on April 10, 2011. Since the start of the Red Wings’ current playoff season streak which began in 1990-91, Chicago’s 12-game point streak is the longest against them by any opponent.
* Five of the last seven meetings between the teams have gone beyond regulation time with the Blackhawks going 4-0-1 in those games, including three shootout wins.
* The Blackhawks have had just two multi-goal games from players this season – Patrick Kane on October 21 vs. Philadelphia and Jonathan Toews on October 30 at Ottawa. The last hat trick by a Chicago player was by Patrick Sharp on January 3, 2014 at New Jersey.
* Niklas Kronwall is the only Red Wings’ defenseman with more than four points (he has 12 on the season). Detroit is one of four teams with only one defenseman with five points or more this season (Edmonton, Florida and Buffalo).
* Chicago owns the second highest special teams percentage (power play percentage plus penalty kill percentage) in the NHL this season at 108.9 (17.2 percent power play plus 91.7 penalty kill). Pittsburgh leads the NHL with a 123.1 percentage.
* The Red Wings have scored two power-play goals in each of the past three games, their longest streak for multiple power play goals since February 15-20, 2009. The Pittsburgh Penguins have the NHL season-high for 2014-15 (four straight multi power play goal games from October 25-November 1).