The Chicago Blackhawk went 4-0 while the Detroit Red Wings went 0-1-3 in their four meetings in this shortened season of 2013. Here is a quick rewind of the four matchups.
January 27th United Center. Chicago-2 Detroit-1
March 3rd Joe Louis Arena- Chicago-2 Detroit-1 OT Shootout
At the tail end of the season opening streak the Hawks played this game on National television. With it looking very dim for a Hawks pull out a point a Viktor Stalberg pick led to a Patrick Kane game tying goal late in the contest, and for good measure Kane put home the game winner in the shoot-out.
March 31st Joe Louis Arena Chicago-7 Detroit-1 This very early Easter Sunday matchup was over almost at the opening faceoff. Jeremy Morin scored on his first shift of the game while Brandon Saad and Jonathan Toews had three-point afternoons in the only contest of the four that didn’t go to overtime.
April 12 United Center- Chicago-3 Detroit-2 OT Shoot-out
This victory clinched the final Central Divisional title for the Blackhawks as again they came back from a one goal deficit late in the third to tie the game with the Captain providing the goal. The shootout winner went to Brandon Saad but in the end it was the Hawks going undefeated agiainst their old nemesis in the regular season.
What can we take away from these four meetings, probably that every game of this series is going to be extremely close with games going to overtime. The Hawks will need to play great hockey to beat their rival and get outstanding work in net by Corey Crawford to advance to the Western Conference Finals.
What was your favorite play or moment of the four matchups between the Wings and Hawks?
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