The Detroit Chicago game this afternoon was quite a battle. Chicago continues to extend their point streak and planed on doing so today. Detroit is one of Chicago’s worst enemies. Fans all around were in for a good game for sure.
FIRST PERIOD BREAKDOWN:
The opening 20 minutes were very aggressive. Corey. Crawford started for Chicago and JIMMY HOWARD for Detroit. The Blackhawks had a mission to take an early lead to get ahead in the game. Detroit had a mind set to prevent Chicago from doing so. The Red Wings are a very good team and when it comes to the Blackhawks’s enemies? Detroit is high up there on the list. With intense fighting between the two teams, neither was able to score that first goal. The 1st period ended scoreless with Chicago out shooting Detroit 9-3
- BRENDAN SMITH (Detroit) – called for interference (2 minutes)
- JUSTIN ABDELKADER (Detroit) – called for interference (2 minutes)
SECOND PERIOD BREAKDOWN
Chicago showed amazing strength when they opened the 2nd period. The team chemistry was stronger then ever. Every move Detroit made, Chicago has an answer. The Hawks were maintaining the zone and keeping control of the puck. Chicago’s keeper Corey. Crawford was playing smart. He saw every shot Detroit made. Still scoreless about half way through the 2nd, the battle was even. Both Chicago and Detroit were playing very strong. The intensity was growing. While Chicago made some of the best shots and saves so far this season, the Red Wings out shot the Blackhawks 15-12. The 2nd came to a close, still scoreless.
Daniel Carcillo (Chicago) – called for hooking (2 minutes)
THIRD PERIOD BREAKDOWN:
Starting the 3rd period just as they had played the opening 40 minutes, Chicago & Detroit continued to beat the crap out of each other. Early into the 3rd, Detroit’s TOMAS TATAR scored the first goal of the night giving the Red Wings an advantage. The Blackhawks were fighting furiously to redeem that one goal that put them behind. In order to continue their point record they will need to tie this game and make and win, or at least tie it and hold out to overtime to keep the record alive.
With little then 3 minutes remaining, Chicago acquired a 2 minute power play. It was the Blackhawks’s last chance to tie the game and essentially save their point record. Patrick Kane of Chicago received an amazing pass set up by V. Stalberg. Patrick Kane scored off of a wrist shot. The Hawks have tied the game 1-1 and have saved their record cutting it close. The clock runs out of time and this game will head to an instant death overtime.
- Niklas Hjalmarsson (Chicago) – called for tripping (2 minutes)
- JONATHAN ERICSSON (Detroit) – called for delaying Game-Puck over glass (2 minutes)
- NIKLAS KRONWALL (Detroit) – called for delaying Game-Puck over glass (2 minutes)
Chicago has secured their record but still needs to finish this game. Fighting to be victorious, both teams make a great effort to score that last game winning goal. As the clock wound down neither team was victorious after 5 minutes. They headed to a shoot-out!
OVERTIME PENALTY SUMMARY:
There were no penalties called during overtime
- PAVEL DATSYUK took the first shot on Crawford and missed.
- JONATHAN TOEWS took the first shot for Chicago and missed as well.
- DAMIEN BRUNNER took the second shot for Detroit and missed.
- PATRICK KANE took the second shot for Chicago and dumped the puck into Detroit’s net like there was no tomorrow.
- Detroit will need to make this next shot in to win the game.
- HENRIK ZETTERBERG takes the next shot for Detroit and Crawford shuts him out! Blackhawks win once again 2-1!
The Blackhawks have once again amazed fans all around. They continue their point streak record once more with a new record of 19-0-3. COREY CRAWFORD played an amazing game and made some epic saves.
What will the Blackhawks do next? Watch when they take on the Minnesota Wild live this Tuesday @ the United Center! Catch it on CSN or listen in live on WGN 720. The puck drops @ 7:30 PM CT. Lets Go Hawks!