May 23, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Red Wings left wing Justin Abdelkader (8) checks Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson (4) in the third period in game four of the second round for the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Joe Louis Arena. Detroit won 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Game 5 - The Red Wings Can Eliminate The Blackhawks Tonight

The Detroit Red Wings are back in Chicago to take on the Chicago Blackhawks tonight at 8:00 p.m. EDT.

Tonight is a big test for the Red Wings, Chicago is against the ropes and their chin is out, all the Red Wings have to did is finish them off with one good punch. Jimmy Howard will have to continue to be Jimmy Howard, I mean seriously he has be phenomenal through the playoffs.

Chicago will be a very dangerous team tonight, they are playing in front of their home crowd and are looking to extend the series. The Wings cannot give Chicago any space on the ice tonight because if they do Chicago will take advantage of them.

Projected Line-up


Johan Franzen – Pavel Datsyuk – Justin Abdelkader

Valtteri Filppula – Henrik Zetterberg – Daniel Cleary

Gustav Nyquist – Joakim Andersson  Damien Brunner

Drew Miller – Cory Emmerton – Patrick Eaves


Niklas Kronwall – Jonathan Ericsson

Brendan Smith  Kyle Quincey

Jakub Kindl  Carlo Colaiacovo


Jimmy Howard

Jimmy Howard has been amazing in his last five games with a 1.69 GAA and .950 save pct.

On defense, Jakub Kindl is very confident on the blue line and getting shots through traffic and scored the GWG in game four.

Everyone has been talking about Chicago’s PK, but Detroit’s has been even better and the return of Drew Miller could be the reason why.

The Red Wings will be looking for Pavel Datsyuk or Henrik Zetterberg to pot a big goal and carry the Wings into the next round.

Prediction: Chicago will come out strong, but Detroit will hold them off until they can score a few. Red Wings victory 4-1.

UPDATE: Jimmy Williams!

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