Chicago Blackhawks’ Eye On The Enemy: An Unforgotten Rival

By Matt Morrow
DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 31: Dylan Larkin
DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 31: Dylan Larkin /
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Ahead of the Chicago Blackhawks’ matchup with the Detroit Red Wings, I talked to an expert fan of all things Hockeytown

The Chicago Blackhawks and the Detroit Red Wings, both Original Six NHL franchises, have faced off 405 times in their history. Sunday morning’s 11:30 a.m. matinee matchup will be number 406.

The more-recent chapters to the Blackhawks-Red Wings rivalry have included incredible shootout goals, two playoff series, overtime of a Game 7 and a division/conference realignment.

Now, sadly, they aren’t in the same division. They aren’t even in the same conference! However, a recent NHL division realignment projection made by ESPN has the Blackhawks and Red Wings back in the same division. Stay tuned on that!

With the Blackhawks being as inconsistent as they have been all season, every game and every point has been so precious. That makes this Sunday matinee matchup that much more important, as if the players weren’t already getting jacked up for this big matchup.

Ahead of this game, I talked to fellow FanSided writer and Red Wings expert Dan Garza about the Red Wings’ season so far, and what he expects to see on Sunday morning.