For the first time in the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs, and perhaps all season, the Chicago Blackhawks are facing a heavy dose of adversity. After coming up short in a 3-1 defeat to the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena, the Hawks trail in the series 2-1 and are showing signs of frustration.
After getting swept in the regular season by Chicago, Mike Babcock and his veteran Wings have turned the tables on the younger Blackhawks by winning two straight in the postseason.
The Red Wings have outscored the Blackhawks 7-2 in the last two games after Chicago dominated Game 1 with a 4-1 drubbing that feels like it was months ago.
Although the Blackhawks stepped up their play in Game 3, it wasn't enough to beat Detroit and won't be enough to move on to the Western Conference finals. Here are five things Joel Quenneville's team must improve on if they want to have the last laugh in this historic rivalry.