Detroit Red Wings
As the Blackhawks prepare to take on the Red Wings for a crucial Game 7 at the United Center tonight, the NHL has set the schedules for the Eastern & Western Conference Finals.
The United Center has been taken over by four old dudes that will try to bring the roof down tonight — less than 24 hours before the Hawks and Wings square off in their do-or-die Game 7.
Stars are stars and role players, role players. But in these Stanley cup playoffs, the Blackhawks role players are playing like stars.
After the Red Wings’ loss, both The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press shared the same reaction.
With their season on the line, the Blackhawks nearly coughed up their Stanley Cup chances with a dreadful second period.
After three straight games of frustration, it all came together for the Blackhawks Saturday night in a 4-1 win over the Red Wings that kept their season alive.
Jimmy Howard’s cat-quick reflexes in net and easygoing nature out of it are big reasons the Detroit Red Wings are on a roll.
It’s a familiar concern for the Chicago Blackhawks. Especially in the playoffs. Power play production is missing.
Adding insult to injury, the Blackhawks were also forced to deal with questions surrounding the goalie interference call that took away what would have been the game-tying goal in the third period.
It is no longer a shrug-your-shoulders matter.
Following a near-perfect regular season and a first round playoff win over Minnesota, the Blackhawks for the first time are facing adversity.
Saturday’s 4-1 loss to the Red Wings was their worst effort since their 24-game points streak ended in Colorado Mar. 8.
Just as the Blackhawks did in Game 1, Detroit took control in the second period and put the game away in the third. Now, the Red Wings have a chance to take the lead when this series between Original Six rivals shifts to Detroit for Game 3 on Monday.
Blackhawks winger Viktor Stalberg denied reports that he complained about playing time, telling a reporter “check your sources better.”
The Blackhawks finally looked like they were playing playoff hockey Wednesday night as they dispatched the Red Wings 4-1 in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals.
Johnny Oduya and Marcus Kruger scored in the third period, Corey Crawford made 20 saves and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 in the opener of their second-round playoff series Wednesday night.
Red Wings head coach Mike Babock is a big fan of how the Blackhawks built their 2010 Stanley Cup winner and how they’ve rebuilt for a run this season.
Back in the early 2000s, my wife Hope and I had just met.
This second-round playoff matchup has the potential for drama and angst, but there’s no way that Detroit should come out on top in a best-of-seven series.
After a brief hiatus, the Blackhawks’ quest for their second Stanley Cup in four seasons continues Wednesday night.