Stanley Cup Playoffs
The Red Wings are in the driver’s seat, now up 3-1 in the best of seven series against the Blackhawks, who now face elimination when they return home to Chicago on Saturday.
Jakub Kindl scored on a power play in the second period, Daniel Cleary had an empty-net goal and Jimmy Howard made 27 saves
Jarome Iginla and James Neal each scored twice and the Pittsburgh Penguins routed the Ottawa Senators 7-3 on Wednesday night to take a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series.
Jimmy Howard’s cat-quick reflexes in net and easygoing nature out of it are big reasons the Detroit Red Wings are on a roll.
As the Wings continue to try and shock the hockey world, a lot has been made about their goalie Jimmy Howard.
Playoff hockey is impossible to predict, but the gathered analysis going into the series against Chicago leaned the ‘Hawks way at an angle usually associated with a wooden a Labyrinth game.
The Detroit Red Wings got much younger this year, rebuilding with rookies and prospects pushed onto the ice.
Two of the three finalists for the Frank J. Selke Trophy for the NHL’s best defensive forward are taking center stage as the Red Wings and Blackhawks tangle with a berth in the Western Conference finals on the line, and it’s no coincidence.
Jonathan Quick, goalie, Los Angeles Kings
At the end of the second period, some of us in Detroit wondered if this was going to be the night.
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