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Red Wings even series with Blackhawks

May 19, 2013 - 2:50 AM
Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Brendan Smith netted the game-winning goal late in the second period, part of a four-goal burst which lifted the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks to even this Western Conference semifinal at one game apiece.

Damien Brunner, Johan Franzen and Valtteri Filppula also lit the lamp for the Red Wings, who recovered nicely following Wednesday's series-opening 4-1 loss.

Henrik Zetterberg posted two assists and Jimmy Howard stopped 19 shots for the win.

"Now we're freshened up a bit. This series is on," noted Wings head coach Mike Babcock.

Patrick Kane registered the lone goal and Corey Crawford made 26 saves for the Blackhawks, who saw their eight-game win streak against Detroit ended.

Game 3 shifts to Joe Louis Arena on Monday.

Detroit evened the score at the 2:40 mark of the second, as Brunner's mid-air tip of a Jakub Kindl point shot knuckled past Crawford, then took the lead with 3:53 remaining as Smith came in from his point position to one-time a Zetterberg feed home.

"He creates a lot of stuff. Sometimes for both teams," Zetterberg quipped about his teammate and goal scorer.

Franzen's short-side goal off a break up the right wing at 7:19 of the third period gave the Red Wings a 3-1 advantage, and Filppula made it a three-goal spread for the visitors with a slick backhander from the slot inside of eight minutes remaining.

"We know going into their building it's going to be even more difficult than it was today. We'll turn the page," said Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews about heading to Detroit to continue the series.

Crawford turned away a Cory Emmerton breakaway chance at the tail end of a Chicago power play after the midway point of the first period, and the hosts later cranked up their offensive machinery.

Kane finished off a three-way passing play between himself, Patrick Sharp and Michal Handzus, ripping a one-timer home from the right side with 5:55 to play.

"Across the board, we should all assume some responsibility. We have to be way better than that," said Chicago head coach Joel Quenneville when asked if he placed any blame on Crawford.

Game Notes

Detroit's last victory over Chicago was a 3-2 shootout decision on Jan. 14, 2012 ... Kane's goal was his first playoff marker since April 21, 2011, in Game 5 of a Western Conference quarterfinal against Vancouver ... With a win on Saturday, Chicago could have posted their first home sweep of Detroit to begin a playoff series since winning Games 1 and 2 of the Norris Division semifinals in 1985 ... Detroit welcomed back forward Drew Miller to the lineup for the first time since breaking a bone in his right hand on April 20.






  • KingHockeyMan I was wrong. Didn't figure Quick would get beat 4 goals & Kings would score just 1 goal. The Kings will win series. My "Final 4" are in the West, the Blackhawks vs LAKings & in the East, B-Bruins vs Pitt-Pens. Stanley Cup round TBA ;-)... .PEACE!

    Red Wings 4, Blackhawks 1  FinalMay 18 10:37 PM
  • randy I picked the wings to win this game, but Chicago takes this series

    Red Wings 4, Blackhawks 1  FinalMay 18 4:07 PM
  • 236 To clear some stuff up...

    1. I TYPED UP THE WRONG THING. I meant the reverse of what I said. I'm not trying to pull a Obama here after Bengazi (pardon all you left-wingers), but I was honestly not thinking. I typed in the exact opposite of what I was thinking. So there. The Wings are no match for the Hawks. Better now? :(

    Red Wings 4, Blackhawks 1  FinalMay 18 3:36 PM


  • DETROIT: 4
    CHICAGO: 1
    Final

    May 18 3:34 PM
  • 236 Man they came back!! Wow!

    Red Wings 4, Blackhawks 1  3rd - 1:09May 18 3:32 PM


  • Detroit Goal - Valtteri Filppula (2), from Henrik Zetterberg at 12:03.

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    Red Wings 3, Blackhawks 1  3rd - 10:17May 18 3:14 PM
  • KingHockeyMan Wings look good today. Hawks still will win the series. Just a better team. Wings will NOT lie down. Original 6 team like the Hawks are. Good to see 4 of the 6 original 6 still in the semi playoff of 8. PEACE!

    Red Wings 3, Blackhawks 1  3rd - 11:15May 18 3:11 PM


  • Detroit Goal - Johan Franzen (4), from Jonathan Ericsson at 7:19.

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  • KingHockeyMan The Hawks are no match to the Wings? Are you serious Village Idiot? Hawks will beat Wings in no less than 6 gms.. Do not bet w/your heart. Always bet w/your head Hearts loose most of the times to the heads....lol. That is a pure fact! PEACE!

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  • DETROIT: 2
    CHICAGO: 1
    End of 2nd

    May 18 2:39 PM


  • Detroit Goal - Brendan Smith (2), from Henrik Zetterberg at 16:08.

    Red Wings 2, Blackhawks 1  2nd - 3:52May 18 2:32 PM


  • Detroit Goal - Jakub Kindl, at 2:39.

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  • DETROIT: 0
    CHICAGO: 1
    End of 1st

    May 18 1:45 PM
  • 236 The Wings beat the Sharks in 7, but the Hawks are no match for the Wings. As a Wings fan, this is kind of hard to stand.

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  • Chicago Goal - Patrick Kane, at 14:05.

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  • DETROIT: 0
    CHICAGO: 0
    1st Period - 20:00

    May 18 1:10 PM
  • KingHockeyMan PS:ooops, ...meant 51% B-Hawks vs 49% Boston B's. cya then :-)... .

    Red Wings vs. BlackhawksMay 18 5:50 AM
  • KingHockeyMan Should be a damn good game today. B-Hawks are just too much the better faster all around team. Whom ever the B-Hawks play. They are the #1 seed and team in the NHL. However. The Boston B's match up well. So do the LAKings. The final 4 should be in the East, Pens vs the Boston B's. West, should be Kings vs B-Hawks. Final Cup pairing. Boston B's vs Chitown Hawks. Winner? 50% B-Hawks to 49% B'Bruins. Should go 7 games. Lets see how close I come to this prediction(s). PEACE!

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  • KingHockeyMan Wings could pull this 1 game off. Although, I believe the B-Hawks will run the table winning 4 straight. PEACE!

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  • debbie milstead your best games behind you redwings....GO HAWKS

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