Blackhawks Game Notes For Wednesday @ Detroit
* The Blackhawks beat the Capitals, 3-2, at United Center on Sunday, snapping their two-game losing streak in the process. Chicago is 32-2-2 (.917) when netting at least three goals in 2015-16 – best in the conference, and fourth best in the league overall.
* Detroit beat Dallas, 3-2, in overtime at AA Center on Monday night, winning its third straight tilt, and recording a point in its fifth consecutive game overall (3-0-2 record). The Wings have played in 21 games (10-11 record) that needed either overtime or a shootout to decide a winner this season – second most in the league (Philadelphia – 22).
* Tonight marks the first of two meetings between these clubs (will play again Sunday at United Center). Detroit took both tilts vs. Chicago in 2014-15 – 4-1 at Joe Louis Arena, and 3-2 in a shootout at United Center. Five of the last nine games between Wings and Blackhawks have needed a shootout to decide a winner.
* Patrick Kane lit the lamp Sunday, giving him four goals and five helpers in his last seven games, and 85 points total on the season – three points shy of tying his career high of 88 in 2009-10. Kane has 14 points (5g, 9a) in his last 12 regular-season skates vs. the Wings at Joe Louis Arena.
* Pavel Datsyuk potted his first game-winning goal of the season Monday night, earning first-star accolades, and ending his season-long four-game pointless streak. Datsyuk has just two helpers (zero goals) in his last six regular-season skates vs. the Blackhawks.
* Detroit has 16 wins when tied or trailing entering the third period this season – tied with St. Louis for most in the NHL. Chicago is 36-3-5 (.875) when tied or leading after two periods in 2015-16 (second best in the league).