(Ranking is points per game, based on numbers from a few minutes ago.)
16th road ranked Detroit (also 16th at home) hopes to pick up 2 points in 1st home ranked Chicago (12th on the road).
Last game the Red Wings played in Chicago, they won with goals from Marian Hossa, Johan Franzen, Valtteri Filppula, and Henrik Zetterberg, and assists from Niklas Kronwall, none of whom will play for Detroit.
The last time the teams met, Johan Franzen had the game winning goal. It was his the last game he has played.
The last regular season meeting in Chicago, the Red Wings were shut out. Before that, at the Winter Classic, the Red Wings had goals from Mikael Samuelsson, Jiri Hudler, Pavel Datsyuk, Brian Rafalski, and Brett Lebda. The best goaltenders that game were Nikolai Khabibulin and Ty Conklin, neither of whom will play.
The Blackhawks average 3.03 goals for per game and 2.15 against and the Red Wings average 2.80 goals for per game and 2.66 against.