Found March 03, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
The Detroit Red Wings have a bear and a half of a task in front of them today. The Chicago Blackhawks come to town (12:30 PM EST, NBC/NHL Network Canada/97.1 FM) on a 18-0-and-3 streak, having won 8 straight games and possessing a stunning (according to the AP) 7-0-and-1 record at Joe Louis Arena and a 4-game winning streak against the Wings. You'd think that these stats might intimidate the Wings, but instead, the Wings told the team's beat writers that they were in fact looking forward to the opportunity to snap the Blackhawks' 21-game unbeaten streak, and as we speed toward the halfway point of the 48-games-in-99-nights marathon (today is game #22 for the Wings, will hit the 24-game-mark on Thursday against Colorado), the Wings have suggested that they're starting to hit their stride. It's easy to over-emphasize the importance of a particular game over the course of a long season, but it's not particularly difficult to suggest that today might serve as...
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