While the Detroit Red Wings took a much-needed day off Thursday, the Chicago Blackhawks worked on getting even better before Game 2.
That's a scary thought for the Wings, who were badly outplayed in Game 1 after the first period.
But the Blackhawks, who have every right to feel confident after dispatching the Minnesota Wild in five games and winning the Presidents Trophy with ease in the regular season, still aren't taking the Wings lightly.
"You still have to be careful," Patrick Kane told reporters in Chicago Thursday. "Its always been a big rivalry. Its a team we always get up to play against, to really judge yourself how good your team is, because theyre always one of the best teams in the West.
"Against them, we havent beaten them in the playoffs or a seven-game series, so were looking to do that."
Wings coach Mike Babcock said he could tell in practice Tuesday that his team didn't have any jump, that their seven-game series with Anaheim and the back-and-forth trips to th...