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Jonathan Daniel

Chicago Blackhawks (5-1) vs Detroit Redwings (4-4) Blackhawks lead series 1-0 12 pm United Center - Chicago IL TV: NBC Radio: 97.9 FM The Loop

Series Schedule

Date Score W. Goal
May 29 '13
May 27 '13
May 25 '13
May 23 '13
May 20 '13
May 18 '13
May 15 '13 DET 1 at CHI 4 J. Oduya

The Blackhawks are looking for more of the same from we saw out of a dominating Game 1 performance. The Hawks were able to contain the Red Wings veteran players while pressuring the younger players into costly mistakes. The fact that Pavel Datsyuk did not register a single shot on Wednesday night blows my mind. The Wings should come out like a house of fire today. The Hawks have done a good job and withstanding fast starts in the post season thus far. An early goal by the Hawks will get the Madhouse rocking and get the Wings thinking to themselves "here we go again!" I expect a more evenly matched game today, with one of the best coaches in the game, Mike Babcock, getting an extra day off to remedy Detroit's Game 1 problems. The Wings could be getting Drew Miller back for Game 2. He has been taking rushes with the 4th line in practice and Babcock said if Miller is good to go he will play. Todd Bertuzzi will most likely sit if Miller is inserted into the lineup. As far as the Hawks go, expect the same lineup for Game 2 as we saw on Wednesday night. Both Duncan Keith and Michal Handzus, who missed practice on Friday, will be taking their normal spots today. Viktor Stalberg will be scratched for the second straight game.

Probable Blackhawks Lineup

Forwards

Brandon Saad - Jonathan Toews - Marian Hossa
Patrick Sharp - Michal Handzus - Patrick Kane
Bryan Bickell - Dave Bolland - Andrew Shaw
Dan Carcillo - Marcus Kruger - Michael Frolik

Defensive Pairings

Duncan Keith - Niklas Hjalmarsson
Brent Seabrook - Nick Leddy
Johnny Oduya - Michal Rozsival

Goaltender

Corey Crawford 5-1, 1.27 GAA, .950 save %, 1 SO

Leading Scorers

Player GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
P. Sharp 6 6 3 9 6 0 1 2
M. Hossa 6 4 3 7 2 0 2 0
P. Kane 6 0 6 6 4 2 0 0
D. Keith 6 1 4 5 5 2 0 0
B. Bickell 6 3 1 4 1 0 0 1

Probable Red Wings Lineup

Forwards

Henrik Zetterberg - Pavel Datsyuk - Justin Abdelkader
Johan Franzen - Valtteri Filppula - Daniel Cleary
Gustav Nyquist - Joakim Andersson - Damien Brunner
Patrick Eaves - Cory Emmerton - Todd Bertuzzi/Drew Miller

Defensive Pairings

Niklas Kronwall - Jonathan Ericsson
Brendan Smith - Kyle Quincey
Carlo Colaiacovo - Jakub Kindl

Goaltender

Jimmy Howard 4-4, 2.77 GAA, .913 save %, 0 SO

Leading Scorers

Player GP G A P +/- PIM PP GW
H. Zetterberg 8 3 5 8 3 4 1 1
P. Datsyuk 8 2 5 7 1 0 0 0
D. Brunner 8 3 3 6 -2 4 0 1
D. Cleary 8 2 3 5 -2 2 1 0
V. Filppula 8 1 3 4 -2 4 0 1

Team Stats-Playoffs

DET STATS CHI
8 GP 6
4 W 5
4 L 1
1 OT 1
0 P 0
0.5 P% 0.833
2.38 G/G 3.5
3.12 GA/G 1.33
21.4 PP% 18.8
71.4 PK% 100
29.9 S/G 35.2
33.4 SA/G 26.7
51.9 FO% 49.5

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