Originally posted on The Majors Detroit  |  Last updated 5/18/13
Jimmy Howard made 19 saves as the Detroit Red Wings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 Saturday afternoon tying their best-of-seven series at one-game a piece. Red Wings defenseman Brendan Smith got some redemption after a tough first game scoring the game winner but the highlight goal came in the third period from Valtteri Filppula. The play itself started after the Wings were able to win a face off in their own zone with Zetterberg then turning the Red Wings’ offensive attack into a 3-2 odd man rush. This resulted in Filppula using some nifty stick work to beat Crawford five-hole. Johan Franzen and Damien Brunner had the other Red Wing goals as the series shifts back to Detroit for Game 3 Monday night.
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