Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) – Luke Glendening tallied a goal and an assist
to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on
Johan Franzen, Tomas Tatar and Brendan Smith also scored for Detroit, which
was coming off a four-game rest since suffering a 4-3 shootout loss to Tampa
Bay on Sunday.
Jimmy Howard made 25 saves in the win.
Patrick Kane supplied Chicago’s lone marker and Corey Crawford made 33 saves
The Blackhawks suffered their first regulation loss in Detroit since Dec. 8,
2009 and had registered a point in 12 straight games, dating back to the start
of the 2011-12 season.
The Red Wings scored twice in 70 seconds to take a 3-1 lead early in the
Less than five minutes into the second, Henrik Zetterberg took the puck in the
high slot and sent it forward to Franzen, who avoided Crawford’s poke check
and backhanded a shot over the netminder’s glove.
Crawford turned aside Joakim Andersson’s shot with his blocker, but the
rebound went straight to Tatar, who wristed a shot into a wide-open net at
Smith’s empty-net tally capped the scoring with 2:09 left.
Drew Miller pounced on a Chicago turnover in the slot. Crawford stopped
Miller’s shot, but Glendening was there to roof a backhander for a Detroit
lead 6:08 into the game.
After Glendening went off for interference, Jonathan Toews dished a pass
through the crease to Kane, who wristed a shot past Howard for a tie game at
Detroit forward Pavel Datsyuk had an assist in his return to the lineup after
missing the past two games with a sore groin … Kane and Tatar each fired six
shots apiece on net … Franzen moved into 17th place in Detroit history with
185 career goals, passing Sid Abel.