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NHL: Detroit Red Wings at Chicago Blackhawks Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

Time: 7:30 P.M.

Place: Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI

TV: Fox Sports Detroit

Radio: 97.1 FM The Ticket, 1270 AM

Blackhawks Blog: Second City Hockey

The Wings are in free fall, the Blackhawks have won 7 straight and 9 of their last 10. The Wings are fresh off a 6-1 thumping from the Bruins, the Blackhawks have scored fewer than 4 goals just once over their last 7. The only thing going for the Red Wings tonight is that they’re catching the Hawks on the second night of a back-to-back. We’re going to need quite a bit of help in order to stop the Hawks’ hot streak tonight.

Adding a little intrigue to the matchup, the Hawks are dressing three former Red Wings up front; Tomas Jurco, Jordin Tootoo and Marian Hossa are all expected to be in the lineup tonight. Jurco’s yet to score a point as a member of the Blackhawks, so I fully expect him to score his first goal of the season tonight à la Alexey Marchenko.

Through all of this, somehow, Henrik Zetterberg has 20 points in his last 16 games. He’s basically trying to bring this team to the postseason on his own but these last 4 games have all but ended those hopes. Hats off to Hank, who’s giving this season everything he’s got. The Red Wings playoff streak will end under his watch, but not for a lack of effort on his part.

The Expected Lineup

Petr Mrazek is your expected starter, and Jimmy Howard returns to the lineup as the backup (of course this could change before puck drop)

Chicago's Lineup

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Game Day Prediction Contest

Would you like to predict the outcome of the game and potentially become internet famous? Well you're in luck, because here's your opportunity. Here's how it works.

Make your game predictions on the winning team, final score, and who the Wings player of the game will be. Enter the required information into the form below using the formats indicated in the questions. If you don't use those formats, your answers will be disregarded. All submissions are timestamped and will be accepted only until the official game start time. All other submissions after that will be disregarded. Only one submission per person, please. POTG will be determined by the collective of WiiM writers.

Each correct winning team prediction is worth 1 point. Each correct player of the game prediction is worth 2 points. Each correct final score prediction is worth 5 points. If you get all three correct you'll receive 15 points.