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Red Wings and Blackhawks battle in the Windy City

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(Sports Network) - The Detroit Red Wings will aim for their fifth consecutive victory when they renew an old rivalry with the Chicago Blackhawks tonight at the United Center.

The Red Wings started slowly, posting a 3-4-1 record in their first eight games, but they have since won four straight. Detroit now has 15 points and is just two behind Nashville for first place in the Central Division.

Detroit was in action on Wednesday and earned a 3-2 victory over the visiting Calgary Flames. Brett Lebda's third-period goal turned out to be the game winner as the Red Wings held off Calgary at Joe Louis Arena.

Johan Franzen and Tomas Holmstrom also tallied goals for the Red Wings, while Dominik Hasek turned aside 13 shots in the victory.

Forward Mikael Samuelsson returned to the lineup for Detroit after missing the last five games with a shoulder injury.

The Blackhawks are on the opposite side of the spectrum, as they have dropped six straight heading into tonight's game.

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