NBC’s protection of the 2020-21 NHL season continues with Sunday’s matchup between the Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings. Protection begins at 12:30 p.m. ET on NBC. You possibly can watch the sport on-line and on the NBC Sports activities app by clicking here.
After dropping their first 4 video games (and permitting 5 objectives in every loss), the Blackhawks earned their first win of the season on Friday evening towards Detroit, beating the Crimson Wings 4-1. Patrick Kane had a purpose and help within the win, whereas rookie goaltender Kevin Lankinen earned his first profession NHL win. Calvin de Haan, Andrew Shaw and Mattias Janmark additionally scored for Chicago, whereas Dylan Larkin scored Detroit’s solely purpose.
Chicago has scored 13 objectives complete via their first 5 video games this season, with eight of these objectives approaching particular groups (7 PPG, 1 SHG). Chicago’s energy play is clicking at 41.2% (7/17), a large enchancment from final season, when their energy play ranked 28th within the NHL (15.2%).
After scoring 5 objectives all final season with Ottawa, Bobby Ryan has scored 4 objectives in his first 4 video games with Detroit this season. Ryan opened the season with objectives in three straight video games, turning into the primary participant in Crimson Wings’ franchise historical past to attain 4 objectives via his first three video games with the group.
Captain Jonathan Toews has not performed this season after being placed on long-term IR with an unspecified sickness. Toews stated the sickness has left him feeling “”drained and torpid” and there’s presently no timetable for his return.
WHAT: Detroit Crimson Wings at Chicago Blackhawks
WHERE: United Middle
WHEN: Sunday, Jan. 24, 12:30 p.m. ET
ON THE CALL: Kenny Albert, Eddie Olczyk
LIVE STREAM: You possibly can watch the Blackhawks-Crimson Wings stream on NBC Sports’ live stream page and the NBC Sports app.
Beginning goalie: Kevin Lankinen
Vladislav Namestnikov – Dylan Larkin – Givani Smith
Bobby Ryan – Michael Rasmussen – Anthony Mantha
Mathias Brome – Luke Glendening – Tyler Bertuzzi
Frans Nielsen – Valtteri Filppula – Darren Helm
Beginning goalie: Thomas Greiss
Blackhawks-Red Wings stream: Sunday’s NHL on NBC matchup initially appeared on NBCSports.com