In between the hyperbolic extremes, the Wings are finding rejuvenation and balance, and a whole lot of energy. They come churning into Joe Louis Arena tonight brimming with possibilities that keep growing, and you can bet the crowd will be amped.
Zetterberg is traversing one of the toughest seasons a captain of the Red Wings has faced, arguably in decades.
With four goals in the playoffs, and goals in both games in this series against Chicago, Brunner has been a key figure for the Red Wings offensively. The line of Brunner, Joakim Andersson and Gustav Nyquist has been a revelation.
Keep an eye on the goaltending matchup between Jimmy Howard and Chicago's Corey Crawford. Howard was sharp in Game 2, and though certainly not peppered with shots (only 20), he made a key stop when needed.
They found their legs. And then they used them. Again and again, shift after shift, the Red Wings did, pulling together until they’d pulled even, skating away with Game 2 against the Chicago Blackhawks.
What some writers are saying about the Red Wings-Blackhawks series after two games.
Saturday’s Game 5 of the Red Wings-Blackhawks Western Conference semifinal series will begin at 8 p.m. Eastern time. The game is in Chicago and will be televised by NBC.
Staffan Kronwall, 29, captained Team Sweden, which became the first team to win the world title on home ice since the Soviet Union in 1986. Vancouver's Henrik Sedin had two goals and an assist in the gold-medal game win over Switzerland.
Ottawa —Colin Greening wore six stitches on his left cheek, and a wide smile, after Ottawa's double overtime playoff victory against Pittsburgh.
The Red Wings had 30 shots on net and limited Chicago to 20 on Saturday. That was a reversal from Game 1 (42-21 Chicago edge), as was the fact the Red Wings were the stronger team as the game progressed.
Singled out by most analysts and fans for a subpar Game 1, Smith scored the eventual winning goal Saturday in the 4-1 victory over the Blackhawks that evened the best-of-seven series at a game apiece.
Game 2 made it clear the Blackhawks do not walk on water. It also proved the Red Wings still can skate like mad on it, frozen. It is far easier for coaches and players, who are doing the doing in the playoffs, to remain calm and optimistic.
Henrik Zetterberg assisted on two goals, including the winner when he raced past the Blackhawks defense and fed Brendan Smith late in the second period. Zetterberg shared the team lead in shots with four and was solid defensively, as well.
For a team that had the league’s best regular-season record and that’s been equally dominant in the playoffs, Saturday’s 4-1 loss wasn’t appealing. The Blackhawks clearly were the second-best team on the ice.
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Western Conference Semifinals schedule
Red Wings vs. Chicago Blackhawks
Game 1: Blackhawks 4, Red Wings 1
Game 2: Red Wings 4, Blackhawks 1
Game 3: 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 20, at Detroit, NBCSN, CBC
Game 4: 8 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at Detroit, NBCSN, CBC
Game 5: 8 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at Chicago, NBC, CBC
Game 6: Monday, May 27, at Detroit, time and TV TBA*
Game 7: Wednesday, May 29, at Chicago, time and TV TBA*
* If necessary
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