Found December 30, 2011 on Chicago Breaking Sports:
The Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings went through their paces during their respective morning skates Friday at the United Center in preparation for their first meeting of the season.

Commodore happy to be back playing

When the Detroit Red Wings took to the ice at Joe Louis Arena Tuesday night, it represented the second game of a back-to-back set. Coming out of the NHL's Christmas break, the Red Wings defeated the Nashville Predators 4-1 in Music City on Monday night. Defenseman Mike Commodore was in Detroit's lineup for both of their post-Christmas games. Add in the fact that Commodore...

So who is Petr Mrazek, anyway? He’s one of the Red Wings’ best prospects

You might be wondering who the masked man who just stopped 52 of 54 shots and helped the Czech Republic defeat Team USA 5-2 at the World Junior Championships might be. Petr Mrazek currently tends goal for the OHL’s Ottawa 67’s, and while his goals-against isn’t exactly pretty, he’s won 16 times while backstopping a team that admittedly plays “run and gun” hockey—kind...

Namesake Out. Nyquist In

Michael Zuidema reports that Darren Helm has tweaked his groin and will miss the next two games as a result.Click the Jump for more Gustav Nyquist has been recalled to take his place on the roster.Nyquist has played in one game this season for Detroit while they were in their slump. It will be interesting to see what he can do while the team is playing more sound hockey. He currently...

Hawks' Frolik searching for his scoring prowess

Hawks sticking with winger as he tries to get on track offensivelyMichael Frolik's long shot at an empty net slid slowly through the corner of the crease and past the post without doing any damage.

Kane back to center for Hawks

Hawks shake up lines in hope of generating offense after lossPatrick Kane is back to being a man in the middle for the Blackhawks — for now.

Red Wings-Blackhawks wrap-up: a distressing loss

The Detroit Red Wings flew back to Detroit for their traditional New Year’s Eve tilt, this time against the St. Louis Blues (7 PM EST, FSD/FS Midwest/WXYT) lamenting a lost opportunity to gain ground on both Friday night’s opponent and Saturday’s foe, dropping what Wings fans seem to believe is a downright disturbing 3-2 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. The Wings are now five...

Blackhawks: line readings

"I like that line," coach Joel Quenneville said about the grouping of captain Jonathan Toews with wingers Marian Hossa and Daniel Carcillo. It might have been the understatement of the night as the Blackhawks trimmed the archrival Detroit Red Wings 3-2 Friday at the United Center before a season-high 22,166 fans.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments...

Red Wings-Blackhawks game-day updates: an infusion of youth

As the Detroit Red Wings prepare to face off against the Chicago Blackhawks tonight (8:30 PM EST, FSD Plus/CSN Chicago/WXYT),Wings coach Mike Babcock has chosen to slide Justin Abdelkader into the injured Darren Helm’s (groin) third line centre’s spot, and as such, the Free Press’s Helene St. James reports that the Wings will ice a fourth “kid line” of Gustav Nyquist, Cory...

Hayes Looks Forward to Friday's Game

News out of practice Thursday was that Brandon Pirri was sent down and Jimmy Hayes has earned his first call up with the big club.

Pregame V2: Here are the stats for all you stat freaks

The big NHL machine is back up and running with the correct info, so here are all your stats for tonight's bloodbath.Click the jump for actual information rather than me spouting off at how much I hate Chicago. DETROIT RED WINGS TEAM NOTESDET is 361-261-84-9 all-time vs CHIDET is 146-157-51-5 all-time at CHIDET is currently the least-penalized team in the NHL (8.6 PIM/Game...

Red Wings-Blues quick take: back-to-back to normal

A little under 24 hours after dropping a distressing 3-2 decision to Chicago, the Detroit Red Wings displayed something which the St. Louis Blues seemed to have exhausted their reserves of on Saturday night: restraint. As a result, the Red Wings rode a sterling shutout performance from Jimmy Howard and the proper exertion of pressure upon one’s opponent at the proper time—in...

Angry at Numbers: Blackhawks Round Up

Let's look at some numbers you don't see. 8 - The number of shots Patrick Sharp had in the game against the Kings. This is the second highest total for a Hawk in a game this year, as Stalberg managed nine in one game. Some of this is due to teh barrage the Hawks threw at the Kings in the 3rd period as the Kings went to the Cover-2 defense. But it still shows a high activity...

Hockeytown versus Hockeytown? Really?

The Detroit Red Wings copyrighted “Hockeytown, USA” as a marketing slogan prior to the 1995-96 season, and over the past 17 years, the sustained development of and growth in Metro Detroit and Michigan’s youth hockey programs, scholastic and national team programs, major junior hockey leagues, etc. back up the title as a statewide moniker for a state which always identifies...

Seabrook's goal in 3rd period lifts Blackhawks over Red Wings 3-2

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Final Update: Red Wings 3, Blues 0

Blues were beaten in Detroit for the second time in five days.
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