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.