CHICAGO -- Once again, the Detroit Red Wings saw what happens when you play with fire.
They felt the burn of the Chicago Blackhawks' firepower in Game 5, a dominating 4-1 victory reminiscent of the first game of the series, also a 4-1 Chicago win.
Although the Wings still hold a 3-2 series advantage, playing the way they did Saturday night will only lead to more momentum for the Blackhawks.
"There was too much space and they were just free-wheeling around and having fun," Wings coach Mike Babcock said. "Just goes to show you how hard it is to win. You have to compete and do things right if you want to be successful."
In winning Games 2, 3 and 4, the Wings were able to stop the Blackhawks from doing what they like to do by slowing them down in the neutral zone and preventing their stretch game.
"They got us spread out and they were able to get their game plan going of moving the puck fast in transition and they were on top of our D all night long," said goaltender Jimmy Howard, ...