Blackhawks Rally Twice to Defeat Red Wings

The Detroit Red Wings had a one-goal lead twice Friday night but the Chicago Blackhawks bounced back each time en route to a 3-2 win over their Original Six rivals.

Brent Seabrook's blast from the high slot just 1:52 prooved to be the game-winner for Chicago, who moved to five points up on Detroit in the Central Division standings.

Justin Abdelkader had opened the game's scoring at 9:49 of the first period. After Chicago goalie Corey Crawford stopped a Drew Miller shot, Abdelkader jumped up and flipped the rebound over him to give the Red Wings their initial lead.

Jonathan Toews tied things up on a penalty shot with 5:28 left in the period. Toews snapped a low shot from the slot past Detroit netminder Jimmy Howard to make it 1-1.

The Red Wings regained their lead at 5:25 of the second period when a Mike Commodore shot from the point deflected off of Todd Bertuzzi and beat Crawford.

Just 2:05 later, former Red Wing Marian Hossa shook off Valtteri Filppula and drifted into the left side of the Detroit zone all alone, slapping a shot past Howard.

Howard finished the night with 25 saves on 28 Chicago shots. Crawford also faced 28 shots, stopping 26.

The Blackhawks were scoreless on five power play chances but converted on their penalty shot attempt. Detroit did not score on their lone chance with the extra attacker.

The Red Wings are back in action on Saturday in their annual New Year's Eve game, hosting the St. Louis Blues.

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First off, a reminder that I'm still looking for feedback on the Retro Hockey Challenge charity idea.

The Red Wings visit the Chicago Blackhawks tonight in the first meeting of the season between the two teams.

Detroit had been expecting no lineup changes from Tuesday night's win over the St. Louis Blues, but then yesterday happened. Darren Helm is out, with Gustav Nyquist up from the Grand Rapids Griffins to replace him on the third line. Joakim Andersson remains in the lineup on the fourth line. Jimmy Howard gets the start.

Game time is 8:30 PM. TV for this one is Fox Sports Plus, as the Pistons are on the normal FSD channel.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/30/2011 at 5:58 PM

 

Over at the News, Kulfan says that Nyquist will play on the fourth line with Andersson and Emmerton. We'll see, the Wings have said in the past that they don't want to use Nyquist as a grinder.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/30/2011 at 6:03 PM

 

The same info has been scrolling on the NHL Network ticker since last night. More than likely Nyquist will be a game time decision as to which line he will be with. On another note, I got a good look at prospect Petr Mrazek. The kid looked pretty solid in the win against Team USA. You can almost bet he will be in Grand Rapids next season.

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/30/2011 at 7:24 PM

 

You can almost bet he will be in Grand Rapids next season.


The Wings are set to sign him but it'll make for an interesting logjam in goal. MacDonald will probably backup Howard next year, which means it's Pearce and McCollum in GR. Mrazek in Toledo? Or does he beat someone else out?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/30/2011 at 8:42 PM

 

Pavs makes anyone (Red Wings) immediately around him play that much better...

Posted by DetroitRiver on 12/30/2011 at 8:49 PM

 

Yes Abby!!!

Posted by DetroitRiver on 12/30/2011 at 8:54 PM

 

Abs jumps onto the loose puck and knocks it over Crawford. Good jump up there.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/30/2011 at 8:54 PM

 

Lidsy got away with a penalty right in front on the net on Hossa there... Could've been a penalty shot.

Posted by DetroitRiver on 12/30/2011 at 8:59 PM

 

Anyone surprised there?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/30/2011 at 9:04 PM

 

And the refs call a bad hooking on Lidsy to make up for the last blown call????

Posted by DetroitRiver on 12/30/2011 at 9:05 PM

 

For the record, I hate the penalty shot call but that was a really good shot by Toews.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/30/2011 at 9:08 PM

 

For the record, I really like and respect the Hawks coach and team but I can't stand the Chicago fans. They're right down there in the bottom dregs with trashville as far as class goes.

Posted by DetroitRiver on 12/30/2011 at 9:13 PM

 

Strange, strange game, when the Wings goals are from Abdelkader and Commodore.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/30/2011 at 9:41 PM

 

Just checked back in and I missed the Commo goal.

Posted by DetroitRiver on 12/30/2011 at 9:44 PM

 

Mickey saw that one coming. Hossa is too good to be left that open, and he got himself that space.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/30/2011 at 9:45 PM

 

Well that was blown coverage...

Posted by DetroitRiver on 12/30/2011 at 9:46 PM

 


You can almost bet he will be in Grand Rapids next season.


The Wings are set to sign him but it'll make for an interesting logjam in goal. MacDonald will probably backup Howard next year, which means it's Pearce and McCollum in GR. Mrazek in Toledo? Or does he beat someone else out?

From what I saw, he will beat out someone else. He allowed two goals on forty some shots. Both goals came on the powerplay. His angles are near perfect, he challenges the shooter very well, and his control over the five-hole are pretty good. Granted this is only the junior level however, he looked pretty solid. His lateral movement is also exceptional. Let's see how the rest of the tournament goes...

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/30/2011 at 10:17 PM

 

Strange, strange game, when the Wings goals are from Abdelkader and Commodore.


Babs did say Abbey earned the ice time...

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/30/2011 at 10:18 PM

 

Can someone tell me what Hudler says in the Red Wings commercial where they bring the "home" to the Joe?

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/30/2011 at 10:22 PM

 

Drapes and Ozzie are horrible advertisers...

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/30/2011 at 10:23 PM

 

Two for one sale on hits????

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/30/2011 at 10:25 PM

 

sh*t....

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/30/2011 at 10:26 PM

 

Damn. Hell of a shot.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/30/2011 at 10:27 PM

 

It's a shooting gallery!

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/30/2011 at 10:28 PM

 

I would love to see Kronner crank Hossa or Kane.

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/30/2011 at 10:31 PM

 

Zetterberg almost had it there. Get the feeling that was Detroit's chance.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/30/2011 at 10:48 PM

 

Wings looked like a tired team in the third. Close fought until then but Detroit didn't look like they thought they could mount a comeback.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/30/2011 at 11:02 PM

 

Drapes and Ozzie are horrible advertisers...


I LOVE that ad....(But I also don't know what Hudler says in the other, and I'd like a clarification of Franzen's line in the Ram ad where he's shooting pucks at the truck....)Just catching up with comments on last night's game...seemed to me like the officials were looking to influence the flow...? It's hard to "comeback" when you are constantly on the pk. And what happened to Helm? (I missed the explanation.) That line of rookies looked pretty good to me.

Posted by OldBroad on 12/31/2011 at 10:32 AM

 

I LOVE that ad....(But I also don't know what Hudler says in the other, and I'd like a clarification of Franzen's line in the Ram ad where he's shooting pucks at the truck....)


Hudler says, "Don't forget the stairs, buddy." to Franzen, who's sweeping the entrance to the Joe.Franzen's line is "Howard's in trouble." because the truck stopped all of his shots, meaning it's a better goalie than Jimmy.


Just catching up with comments on last night's game...seemed to me like the officials were looking to influence the flow...? It's hard to "comeback" when you are constantly on the pk.


No comment.


And what happened to Helm? (I missed the explanation.)


Groin injury. Out for a couple games.


That line of rookies looked pretty good to me.


Agreed. Not good enough that they're going to be taking anyone's jobs but they held their own.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/31/2011 at 12:34 PM

 
Justin Abdelkader

Justin Abdelkader
Credit: Clark Rasmussen

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