Second-period rally pushes Wings past ‘Hawks
Pavel Datsyuk capped a five-goal second period and the Detroit
Red Wings rallied to beat Chicago 5-4 on Sunday, spoiling a hat
track by the Blackhawks’s Andrew Ladd.
Brian Rafalski, Nicklas Lidstrom, Jason Williams and Valtteri
Filppula also scored in the second period for Detroit, which came
back from a 2-0 deficit to win for the fourth time in five games.
Henrik Zetterberg and Todd Bertuzzi each added a pair of
Duncan Keith opened the scoring for Chicago at the 4:24 mark
before Ladd made it 2-0, firing in a one-timer from the right
circle off a turnover.
The Blackhawks’ meltdown began after an apparent goal by Patrick
Kane early in the second period was disallowed because Chicago’s
Dustin Byfuglien bumped into goalie Jimmy Howard.
Lidstrom got Detroit on the board from the high slot during a
4-on-3 power play, then Rafalski added a tying goal 28 seconds
later. Despite a timeout by Chicago coach Joel Quenneville, the Red
Wings were just getting started.
Williams and Filppula scored 42 seconds apart midway through the
second period to give Detroit a 4-2 lead, and Datsyuk stole the
puck at the blue line and added a breakaway goal with three seconds
left in the period to make it 5-2.
Datsyuk has eight goals and 10 assists in his last 14 games.
Ladd added his second goal at 1:59 of the third, scoring from
the right circle, and recorded his first hat trick on a deflection
of Keith’s shot from the point with 7:54 remaining.
Chicago goalie Cristobal Huet allowed four goals on 17 shots
before being replaced by Antti Niemi at 10:27 of the second period.
Huet was making his third straight start after Niemi had been
between the pipes the previous five games.
Niemi allowed one goal on eight shots.
Notes: Howard blocked 28 shots. … Bertuzzi suffered a
lower-body injury late in the second period and didn’t return for
the third. … Keith extended his points streak to six for a career
high. His career-high 59 points is second among NHL defensemen to
Washington’s Mike Green. … Kane had an assist to extend his point
streak to eight games. He has four goals and nine asssts in the
span. … The Blackhawks’ season-high crowd of 22,309 was their
84th straight sellout.