The Detroit Red Wings took a 2-1 series lead last night after beating the Chicago Blackhawks 3-1.
Jimmy Howard was a game changer for the Red Wings, he had 39 saves on 40 shots and was stellar in net.
The best part of the win was that depth that the Red Wings shined brightly. Their first two goals came from their 3rd and 4th line pressuring and over powering the Blackhawks’ lines. Pavel Datsyuk put the dagger into Chicago with a gorgeous wrister, which brought back shades of the goal he scored on Jonas Hiller in the 1st round.
The Red Wings penalty kill was fantastic last night against the Hawks. The addition of Drew Miller seems to have had a great effect on the crew and he helped kill a big penalty in the 2nd period.
The refs had to throw him out of the game at the end of the 3rd because he was not playing hockey, he was looking to hurt someone.
The Red Wings have two days off before they face-off against the Blackhawks again for game four on Thursday, May 23rd at 8:00 p.m. Eastern. For the full schedule visit our Playoff Schedule Page.