Wings Complete The Comeback To Defeat The Hawks

The Detroit Red Wings fought back from an early 2-0 deficit to defeat the Chicago Blackhawks in overtime by a score of 3-2. 

David Bolland began the scoring just 3:35 into the first, and just 44 seconds later Patrick Sharp netted his 20th of the season, beating Ty Conklin who got a rare start. The Wings stepped it up from there, and a goal by Valtteri Filppula made it 2-1 Hawks after 20 minutes. 

The second period went scoreless, with both Hawks netminder Crawford and Conklin making some key saves, giving their respective teams a chance to win. 

The third was the same way, going back and forth, until a lose puck in front of the Hawks net was banged home by Danny Cleary to tie the game at 2, with just 4:45 remaining. A late Hawks chance was denied by Conklin, sending this game to overtime. Overtime was electric, with both teams going back and forth. That is, until arguably the most talented player in the league, Pavel Datsyuk, buried the OT winner from a ridiculous angle. Only the replay can truly show how amazing it was. The comeback was completed. Wings win! 

As I mentioned, Ty Conklin got the call between the pipes. After allowing two early ones, he shut the door. After being rather inconsistent when he's in, he stepped it up. His performance seemed to spark the men in front of him, contributing to the amazinng come from behind victory. 

With the win, the Wings are currently in a three-way tie for first in the Central Division. They have the first spot by virtue of more wins. 

I just want to say, that this game was amazing. It proved why I love this team so much. The heart and perseverance by the men to come back from an early 2-0 deficit on the road was amazing. 

The Wings next game is Tuesday when they travel to Long Island to take on the Islanders. 

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Thanks for reading!

Tyler Ferris. 

4 Comments

Rachel Bellono's picture

What an awesome game. Third period was some really good hockey for both teams. I thought Conklin did awesome. Great win for him, he needed it. He needed the confidence booster and for people to stop putting him down. The overtime goal by Datsyuk was very Datsyuk-like. I know I let out a load "yes" when that one went in. Great win and great game!!

Tyler Ferris's picture

unreal game. To come back and win just proved why I'm a fan. and that's the perfect way to describe the OT goal, Datsyuk-like. You're not the only one who shouted "yes" when that went it. so sick!

Kyle Andrew Busch's picture

I didn't even know Conklin was playing, and if so I would have been hesitant to watch the game. The early goals didn't surprise me, but he battled and I have to give him credit. To me though, it's only one game and he still needs to prove himself and get more consistent.

Rachel Bellono's picture

I felt the same way about Conklin starting, but it turned out to be an awesome game! I totally agree but he definitely needed the win. I am tired of people talking him down so much. He still needs to become more consistent, but he isn't as bad as everyone makes him out to be, this game proving that.