Detroit Red Wings vs Chicago Blackhawks Game 2: Live Score, Updates and Analysis
Game 2 between the Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings is over, and the Wings have tied the series at one game a piece on the power of four unanswered goals.
Detroit jumped ahead of the 'Hawks in the second period on goals by Damien Brunner and Brendan Smith in the second period and never looked back.
Valtteri Filppula and Johan Franzen found the back of the net in the third, putting the 'Hawks away for good.
Detroit out-shot Chicago by a wide margin, and received a better effort from the young players in Game 2. That was the difference, and Detroit has stolen home ice advantage from Chicago in this second round series.
Detroit Red Wings 4, Chicago Blackhawks 1 (FINAL)
Final Stats of the game:
Detroit outshot Chicago, 30-20.
Chicago outhit Detroit, 36-26.
Detroit won in the faceoff circle more often, 31-25.
Detroit was 0/4 on the power play, while Chicago went 0/2.
Detroit Red Wings win. 4-1 final.
One minute remaining.
1:22 left in the period and the Wings are headed to the power play again.
Red Wings 4, Blackhawks 1 (3rd Period 4:59)
Given Detroit's three-goal lead, we could finally see some of the nastiness emerge in this series. It's been pretty chill so far, but these two teams don't like each other.
There could be some evidence of that in the closing minutes here.
It's almost like Detroit read all of the "Hawks have finally surpassed the Wings" articles that flooded the internet over the last 24 hours or so. From the cover of NHL.com to CBSSports, everyone had written off the Wings after one game.
Not so fast, say the boys in Red and White. Not so fast.
Red Wings 4, Blackhawks 1 (3rd Period 7:41)
Well the two guys I mentioned that had been non-factors for Detroit have scored in the third period.
Filppula buries one, giving Detroit a three-goal lead.
Red Wings 3, Blackhawks 1 (3rd Period 8:07)
Howard comes up with a big save on Toews. Keeps the lead at two. They don't get much bigger than that at this time of year.
Red Wings 3, Blackhawks 1 (3rd Period 8:35)
Kindl seems to be gaining confidence with every playoff game he is a part of. He's been walking the line, controlling play from the blue line and has been very smart with his shot collection.
Forty seconds left for Detroit on the power play.
Red Wings 3, Blackhawks 1 (3rd Period 9:45)
Zetterberg came barreling out of the corner, took the puck to the net without any backup and forced Crawford to freeze the puck.
Red Wings 3, Blackhawks 1 (3rd Period 10:15)
Bolland getting called for roughing in the offensive zone. Detroit going on the power play.
Red Wings 3, Blackhawks 1 (3rd Period 12:15)
'Hawks are on their collective heels a bit right now. Detroit is really starting to elevate its game.
Red Wings 3, Blackhawks 1 (3rd Period 12:33)
Franzen with what could prove to be a dagger for the Wings. Incredible stretch pass from the D.
Detroit up by two.
Red Wings 2, Blackhawks 1 (3rd Period 13:38)
'Hawks sporting some new-look lines for the third.
Kurger is on the same line as Kane right now.
Colaiacovo manages to hurt himself while trying to take out a 'Hawk.
The man is made of glass.
Red Wings 2, Blackhawks 1 (3rd Period 15:13)
Smith backchecking hard to breakup a 2-on-1.
He's put together a good series of shifts since being victimized on Chicago's only goal.
Red Wings 2, Blackhawks 1 (3rd Period 16:15)
Red Wings have bounced back from the early pressure nicely, putting together a few solid shifts here about 3 minutes into the third.
Red Wings 2, Blackhawks 1 (3rd Period 18:54)
Blackhawks have come out flying. They've had two good looks already.
Third period is underway.
Filppula and Franzen both have been held to zero shots through the first two periods.
Key stats through the first two periods:
Detroit leads in shots, 20-13.
Chicago leads in hits, 23-20.
Teams are tied in the faceoff circle, 16-16.
Both teams are 0/2 with the extra man.
Detroit couldn't have wanted much more out of that second period, outside of another goal or two. They were strong on the puck and that was their best period of the series by far.
Still, Chicago knows that and all it resulted in was a one-goal lead for the Wings.
Crawford has cleaned up his play as the game has worn on, and that's a plus for the 'Hawks.
Going to be a very entertaining third period.
End of the second period.
Red Wings 2, Blackhawks 1 (2nd Period :03)
Abdelkader was bidding for a two-goal lead there. Huge save for Crawford, especially if Chicago ends up winning this game.
Red Wings 2, Blackhawks 1 (2nd Period 5:24)
Less than a minute to go in the period.
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