NBCSN’s coverage of the 2020-21 NHL season continues with Sunday’s matchup between the Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings. Blackhawks-Red Wings stream coverage begins at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN. You can watch the game online and on the NBC Sports app by clicking here.
These long-time foes meet for the second straight day and sixth time this season (out of eight scheduled matchups). On Saturday night, the Red Wings beat Chicago, 5-3, for their first win over the Blackhawks in five meetings this season. It’s also the first time that Detroit earned a road win over Chicago since Jan. 14, 2018, ending a four-game skid at United Center.
The Red Wings have won three of their last four games and have climbed out of the basement in the Central Division, jumping over Dallas (which has played seven fewer games) in the standings. The Blackhawks suffered their third loss in the last 11 games (8-3-0) and fell to 5-3-1 at home for the season.
Red Wings captain Dylan Larkin sustained an upper-body injury in Thursday’s 5-2 win over Nashville. He was ruled out of Saturday’s game against Chicago and will not play on Sunday. Larkin is currently second on the team in scoring with 11 points (4G, 7A).
Patrick Kane is nearing 400 career goals as he currently sits on 399. He would become the fourth Blackhawks player to reach 400 goals with the club, joining Bobby Hull, Stan Mikita and Steve Larmer. He would also be the 100th player in the NHL history to reach that mark.
WHAT: Detroit Red Wings at Chicago Blackhawks
WHERE: United Center
WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 28, 6 p.m. ET
ON THE CALL: John Forslund, Eddie Olczyk
LIVE STREAM: You can watch the Blackhawks-Red Wings stream stream on NBC Sports’ live stream page and the NBC Sports app.
Alex DeBrincat – Pius Suter – Patrick Kane
Mattias Janmark – Carl Soderberg – Philipp Kurashev
Dominik Kubalik – Lucas Wallmark – Brandon Hagel
Matthew Highmore – David Kampf – Ryan Carpenter
Starting goalie: Kevin Lankinen
Starting goalie: Jonathan Bernier