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Six games, three wins apiece, 14 goals scored for each side.
With a trip to the Western Conference finals on the line Wednesday night, the Red Wings and Blackhawks know Game 7 will be decided by the men between the pipes — and the Chicago Tribune knows it, too.
The Tribune whipped out a snazzy sports cover to preview Game 7, showing the Red Wings’ Jimmy Howard and the Blackhawks’ Corey Crawford facing off with the fate of their teams on the line.
Check it out in the photo below.
Photo via Twitter/@MattBowen
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It’s hard to imagine that for a team with 11 Stanley Cups, a loss in the Western Conference semifinals could be considered a good season.
But it was.
It’s hard to imagine that a team with such prestige and history could fall short of reaching even the Conference Finals, let alone the Stanley Cup Finals, and leave the rink with heads held high.
But they should.
The Detroit Red...
In an ESPN Insider-only blog entry, Craig Custance suggests that the goaltender who wins Game 7 between the Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks tonight--Corey Crawford is Canadian, and Jimmy Howard's from upstate New York--will receive a significant boost to their portfolio in terms of attempting to earn a spot on their respective countries' 2014 Olympic teams. As Custance...
After a knuckling puck beat Corey Crawford from nearly 40 feet out, the Blackhawks returned to the ice for a third period with 20 minutes of effort standing between either the end of their season or Game 7 on Wednesday … Continue reading →The post Chicago Blackhawks Come Back, Force Game 7 appeared first on Committed Indians.
Yesterday, Blackhawks forward Jamal Mayers was fined for tossing pucks at Jimmy Howard and several Red Wings players during warm-ups prior to Game 5. Today, TSN's Darren Dreger reports that the team was fined as well:
In addition to J. Mayers fine for pregame mischief prior to game 5, Chicago Blackhawks also fined $10,000. #TSN
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) May...
Before Game 5, Chicago Blackhawks forward Jamal Mayers tried to "stir things up" while helping his fellow Blackhawks work on faceoff during warm-ups before Game 5 between the Blackhawks and Red Wings, but Mayers also made sure to shoot some pucks on Jimmy Howard from the Blackhawks' side of center ice (it's not that uncommon for a player to chip a puck into the...
The Detroit Red Wings will get a second chance to close out the Chicago Blackhawks after a sluggish performance in game five leading to a 4-1 loss and tightening up the series at 3-2 in favor of the Red Wings.
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Matchup: Chicago Blackhawks vs. Detroit Red Wings
Venue: Joe Louis Arena; Detroit, MI
Time: 8:00 PM EST...
Brent Seabrook sent a wrist shot past goalie Jimmy Howard's glove 3:35 into overtime to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings in Game 7 of their second-round playoff series on Wednesday night.
The Blackhawks, who had the best record in the NHL regular season, rallied from a 3-1 series deficit to reach the Western Conference finals against the defending...
CHICAGO (AP) -- Brent Seabrook sent a wrist shot past goalie Jimmy Howard's glove 3:35 into overtime to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings in Game 7 of their second-round playoff series on Wednesday night.
The Blackhawks, who had the best record in the NHL regular season, rallied from a 3-1 series deficit to reach the Western Conference finals...
The Detroit Red Wings blew their only real opportunity to eliminate the Chicago Blackhawks with a bad third period on Monday. Thanks to that performance, they’ll now head to the United Center for their once unlikely funeral.
Choruses of “Detroit sucks” and catcalls of Jimmy Howard’s last name following goals await them. It won’t be the worst collapse in Red Wings’ playoff...
by Eli Epstein, TiqIQ
Chicago has gotten all it bargained for from Detroit in the Western Conference semifinals. Heavily favored entering the series, the Blackhawks have been taken to a decisive Game 7 by the Red Wings. In the process, however, the Hawks have shown plenty of moxie, even if they haven’t been dominant from A to Z like some analysts expected them to be.
It began with a convincing victory for the Blackhawks. Then Jimmy Howard and the Red Wings controlled the action for three straight games, pushing the NHL's top-seeded team to the brink of elimination.
Then there was the response from Chicago, which found its offense in time to take two in a row and grab at least one more home date.
Back and forth. Back and forth. Enough twists...
By DAVE DYEFOXSportsDetroit.com
It is the ultimate in sports. Winner advances, loser goes home.
Here are five potentially key factors for the Detroit Red Wings, a No. 7 seed, in trying to eliminate the No. 1 seed Chicago Blackhawks Wednesday night in a Western Conference semifinal series:
1. Goalie Jimmy Howard must be the No. 1 star. There is no other way that the Wings...
The stats aren't pretty. The Red Wings have surrendered 3 of the 20 3rd-period goals they've given up this post-season and have now lost 3 straight games to the Chicago Blackhawks, dropping a 4-3 decision to the Chicago on Monday night (and I worked my butt off to post oodles of multimedia for your viewing pleasure), ensuring a melee at the "Madhouse on Madison"...
Down 3-1 after four games, it looked as if the Red Wings would humble the previously unbeatable central division rival. The Blackhawks would not go down without a fight, however, winning game five in front of just over 22,000 fans at the Madhouse on Madison. But Mike Babcock’s team just wanted to win at home, right? After an early power play goal from Marian Hossa, it appeared...
Well, here we are again. Two consecutive Game 7′s for the Red Wings.
The high-flying Blackhawks have buttoned things up since falling behind 3-1 in this series and showed us all why they are the No. 1 seed in the playoffs. And the Red Wings may have gotten a little complacent after taking three in a row, but the Hawks weren’t going down without a fight.
Turnovers in the defensive...