The Chicago Blackhawks had to overcome Detroit at some point, which is something their United Center roommates had to do as well.
The Chicago Blackhawks had a lot of success in the 2010s. They won the Stanley Cup in 2010, 2013, and 2015. They deserve a lot of credit for getting themselves over the hump. They did, however, have to slay the dragon that was the Detroit Red Wings at some point. They are not the only team that plays at the United Center that had to do that at some point either.
“The Last Dance” documentary on ESPN is something that made it clear how difficult it was for the Chicago Bulls to overcome the Detroit Pistons in the late ’80s and early ’90’s. The Bulls lost to Detroit in three straight playoff seasons and the Pistons won it all in the latter two. In order for Michael Jordan and the Bulls to do it, they needed to get through Detroit. In 1991, they finally beat them in the Eastern Conference Finals and ultimately beat the Los Angeles Lakers to win their first-ever NBA title.