Close Match Between Detroit and Chicago
The Detroit Red Wings fall short in a fast-paced game with a 3 to 2 loss against the League-Leaders, the Chicago Blackhawks.
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First Period: The first period started very physical between the two teams. We even saw a fight from Bertuzzi and Carcillo. The first goal came after 9 minutes of play to the Red Wings. Abdelkader scored a goal with an assist from Miller. Only 5 minutes later, Toews headed towards the net and the refs made a terrible hooking call to Lidstrӧm, giving Toews a penalty shot. The penalty shot turned into a goal that tied the game. The Wings had their chance on a power play, and then Chicago got theirs because of another Lidstrӧm hooking call. Chicago ended the period on the power play with a 1 to 1 tie with the Red Wings. SOG: Chicago 8 vs Detroit 7.
Second Period: The second period began on Chicago’s power play. The Wings did a good job killing both of the two penalties given in the second period. Right after the power play ended for Chicago, Bertuzzi scored with an assist from Commodore and Ericsson. The Wings were leading 2 to 1. Only two minutes later, previous Wings player Hossa scored to tie the game 2 to 2. The second period ended on a 2 to 2 tie. SOG: 21 Detroit vs 17 Chicago.
Third Period: After two minutes passed in the third period, Seabrook scored and Chicago took the lead for the first time in the game. The Wings killed a bad interference call to Bertuzzi and then two more penalties after that. The Wings couldn’t catch a break, even with Howard pulled from the net. Chicago won the game 3 to 2. SOG: Tie of 28 for Detroit and Chicago.
Its one thing if the Wings lose and they play poorly. When the Wings play well and lose, it really irritates me. The Wings spent 20% of the game in the penalty box, a total of 12 minutes with 6 penalties. Chicago only had one penalty and the benefit of a bad call for a penalty shot. I really do not feel the Wings had a fair shot at this game.