The Chicago Blackhawks haven't faced adversity this season but they are most certainly in that position now thanks to the Red Wings. Goals 31 seconds apart by Gustav Nyquist and Drew Miller in the second period and Pavel Datsyuk's key tally in third period Monday propelled the Red Wings to a 3-1 victory.
It was a common refrain around Joe Louis Arena on Monday as the Red Wings and Blackhawks prepared for Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals: The ice in Detroit is among the best in the league.
After crushing the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 Saturday in Game 2, the Red Wings entertain the Blackhawks at Joe Louis Arena on Monday night expect a different Chicago team from the one they played Saturday afternoon.
There will be plenty of dinners to pay off in the days ahead for forward Damien Brunner. You see, Brunner's native country of Switzerland was defeated Sunday in the finals of the world championships by Sweden 5-2.
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.
Viktor Stalberg will be back in the lineup after sitting out the first two games as a healthy scratch. The only question just hours before faceoff, however, was who was coming out of the lineup.
Zetterberg is traversing one of the toughest seasons a captain of the Red Wings has faced, arguably in decades.
Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk defeated Maple Leafs winger Joffrey Lupul in the quarterfinals of fan voting to be featured on the cover of the EA Sports video game "NHL 14."
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.
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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, 30, 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.
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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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