Game Day Updates
Corey Crawford starts tonight vs. Detroit. No other lineup changes for the #Blackhawks.— Eric Lear (@BHTVeric) January 5, 2020
No lineup news for Detroit.
Robby Fabbri - Dylan Larkin - Tyler Bertuzzi
Givani Smith - Valtteri Filppula - Filip Zadina
Darren Helm - Frans Nielsen - Luke Glendening
Justin Abdelkader - Christoffer Ehn - Adam Erne
Patrik Nemeth - Filip Hronek
Trevor Daley - Madison Bowey
Brian Lashoff - Mike Green
Dominik Kubalik - Jonathan Toews - John Quenneville
Dylan Sikura - Ryan Carpenter - Patrick Kane
Alex Debrincat - Kirby Dach - Dylan Strome
Zack Smith - David Kampf - Matthew Highmore
Duncan Keith - Adam Boqvist
Erik Gustafsson - Connor Murphy
Olli Maatta - Dennis Gilbert
Keys to the Game
1. Score Goals
It’s been a year since Detroit scored more than one goal in a game. It’s hard to win games when you don’t score a few goals.
2. Don’t Let in Goals
By the same token, it’s also been a year since Detroit allowed any goals in a game. Keeping that up will help!
(I don’t know what the heck I was thinking above)
Detroit has also not let in fewer than 4 goals in a year. That really needs to change!
3. Put Some Power Back in the Power Play
Detroit’s 5.4 power play goals per 60 minutes is the 6th lowest in the league. They’re generating the second worst rate of unblocked shots per 60 on the power play. These numbers are likely not a surprise to people who have been watching the team, but yeah, the power play is terrible.