Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/27/13
CHICAGO -- Defenseman Nick Leddy scored his first goal of the season and it couldn't have come at a better time, netting the winning shot at 2:45 of overtime as the Chicago Blackhawks set a new team record with their sixth win in a row, defeating the Detroit Red Wings 2-1. Leddy took a crossing pass, wound up and set sail with a slap shot that just barely touched the left glove of Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard before caroming into the net for the deciding score, as 21,607 fans stuck around at the United Center to wait for the final outcome and cheer their home team on to victory. Chicago is now 6-0-0, the best start in team history, breaking the former mark of 5-0-0 set in 1971-72. Detroit, meanwhile, falls to 2-3. In the third period, Detroit tried to cinch the game-winner in the closing seconds, but a strong Chicago defense forced the game into overtime. At the end of regulation, Detroit had outshot Chicago 29 to 25. After Chicago took an early lead in the first period, Detroit right wing Johan Franzen tied the score at 1-1 at 4:30 in the second period. After playing somewhat sluggishly in the first period, the Red Wings were more aggressive, yet couldn't take additional advantage of Chicago's three penalties in the period. Chicago wasted little time getting on the board, as Duncan Keith netted his first goal of the season with a slap shot on a power play at 2:24 of the first period (assisted by Brent Seabrook) and Marian Hossa. The man advantage opportunity cane as a result of a two-minute holding penalty against Detroit's Kent Huskins at 1:45. Both teams had 11 shots on goal in the first period. NOTES: Coming into Sunday's game, Chicago had been held scoreless in just one of its first 15 periods (Jan. 24 at Dallas, 1st period). ... Detroit was 0-4-2 against Chicago last season. ... Entering Sunday's game, Detroit leads the all-time series against Chicago with a 363-264-84-10 record. ... The Blackhawks embark on a six-game road trip after Sunday's game. They'll visit Minnesota, Vancouver, Calgary, San Jose, Phoenix and Nashville before returning home to face Anaheim on Feb. 12. That game starts a seven-game homestand and 10 of 12 at the United Center. ... Sunday marked the 58th anniversary of a rather dubious mark set by Detroit's Hall of Famer Gordie Howe, who took a record 19 shots on goal -- yet failed to score even once. ... Detroit returns home for seven of its next nine games, starting with Tuesday's game against the Dallas Stars. During that stretch, the Red Wings will also play St. Louis, at Columbus, Calgary, at St. Louis, Edmonton, Los Angeles, St. Louis and Anaheim.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Wade says Riley did not push him out of Miami

Nationals among multiple teams inquiring on Mark Melancon

McClain does not show up for Cowboys’ training camp

Andre Johnson agrees to two-year deal with Titans

Redskins GM injures hand punching wall in frustration

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Aldon Smith checks into rehab

McCarthy discusses 'urgency’ to win another title with Rodgers

Report: Lions extend CB Darius Slay with $50 million deal

Adam Jones: Bengals dominated Steelers in playoff game

Robert Griffin III on QB battle: Only one of us runs 4.3

Gordon defends friendship with 'good friend' Manziel

Texas A&M creates a very sexist version of their fight song for women

Brown, Marshall are apparently serious about their car bet

Lacy, Starks could split carries to start season

Cyborg Santos post-surgery skull photos are eerie

Dr. Phil calls out the Patriots for their cheating ways

Hockey team unveils Clinton, Trump bobbleheads

Bennett compares chemistry with Pats QBs to his love life

Crowell still making amends for controversial Instagram post

Report: LeBron urged Justin Bieber not to perform at RNC

Luck refutes Matt Hasselbeck’s assertion he never showers

Newspaper editor explains use of Jordan meme for MJ article

Five NFL teams set to underachieve in 2016

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Dr. Phil calls out the Patriots for their cheating ways

Everything that's already gone wrong at the Rio Olympics

Amar'e Stoudemire's presence (and absence) changed the NBA

We asked Team USA: What other Olympic sport would you play?

Why Gary Bettman's CTE denial is cause for concern for NHL

WATCH: Inside the Nike SNKRS BOX in SF for Golden Air Celebration

WATCH: Five other uniforms Chris Sale should cut up

QUIZ: Name every Olympic event in which the USA has never won a gold medal

Five U.S. Olympians favored to win multiple gold medals

WATCH: What teams should join the Big 12?

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker