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Detroit Red Wings (31-20-6) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (15-39-4)

When: Sunday, 6 p.m.

Where: United Center in Chicago.

TV: Bally Sports Detroit.

Radio: WXYT-FM (97.1).

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GAME STORY: Patrick Kane and Alex DeBrincat of the Detroit Red Wings team up to defeat the St. Louis Blues 6-1

Game notes: Tough international road trips seem to bring out the best in the Red Wings.

Earlier this year, the Wings traveled across the pond to compete in the Global Series in Sweden and lost both games to the Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs. They made up for the bad trip by winning their next three games, including one on the road against the Boston Bruins.

In a similarly difficult game, this time on the West Coast, the Wings struggled mightily in their first two games, losing to Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers 8-4 and then falling to the Vancouver Canucks 4-1. It was a tough start, but it seemed to be a wake-up call for the Wings as they have rattled off four straight wins since then, capped by one of their best wins of the season on Saturday when they overwhelmed the St. Louis Blues from the first drop of the puck to win with 6:1.

The win over the Blues showed what the Wings can do and the team's top talent was really on display. Alex DeBrincat had two goals and an assist, and future Hall of Famer Patrick Kane couldn't be missed, scoring just 35 seconds into the game and later assisting on one of DeBrincat's goals.

Kane was in complete slump after returning from a lower-body injury that sidelined him for several games before the All-Star break. In the seven games since Kane's return on Feb. 10, he has scored a point in each game and has 10 points and four goals. The Wings are 5-2 in those seven games.

Next up for the Wings, who are trying to win their fifth straight game, is a matchup with the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center. It will be the Wings' third game in four days after a relatively quick turnaround between their game on Thursday and that on Saturday afternoon.

The Blackhawks are still in the rebuilding phase after selecting Connor Bedard with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2023 draft. To the surprise of virtually no one, Bedard was an instant success. He leads the team in points (39) despite only playing 44 games, and is tied for the lead with 17 goals.

Normally this would be a game the Wings should expect to win, but with the Wings playing and on the road for the second night in a row, they will have to overcome tired legs.

The Wings have Monday off and return home to face the Washington Capitals on Tuesday at 7 p.m

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