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27 SOG
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Detroit Red Wings 0, Chicago Blackhawks 3 FINAL

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 3:48 AM

Associated Press

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Detroit Red Wings 0, Chicago Blackhawks 3 FINAL
Detroit Red Wings 0, Chicago Blackhawks 3

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Blackhawks made life simple for goaltender Michael Leighton.

Leighton responded by making 20 saves in a 3-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night for his second shutout in three games.

"Our team played great in front of me," Leighton said. "I just made the saves I had to. This was the easiest game I played all year. Whenever there was a rebound, our 'D' was there right away to fire it out."

The shutout was Leighton's second this season and the third of his career.

Nathan Dempsey, Tuomo Ruutu and Deron Quint scored for the Blackhawks, who won for just the third time in 23 games (3-13-4-3). Two of Chicago's victories during its current skid have come against Detroit.

"It's the Detroit Red Wings and we seem to get cranked up for them and St. Louis because they're in our division," Dempsey said. "We get excited about it. You can tell from the quality of the hockey."

The Red Wings lead the NHL with 126 goals, but have scored just four in their last four games. They're 1-2-1 and have been shut out twice during that span.

Detroit failed to convert on six power-play chances and haven't scored in 20 straight opportunities with the man advantage.

"We didn't play well at all," Detroit's Brendan Shanahan said. "We were stupid. We made poor decisions . Our commitment to work and battle, (was) maybe the lowest it's been in any game this year."

Red Wings goalie Manny Legace stopped 24 shots, including a glove save on a point-blank backhand attempt by Chicago's Brett McLean with 5:54 to go in the first period. McLean was alone in the crease and took a pass from Ruutu.

Dempsey opened the scoring 90 seconds later when his shot from the right corner struck Legace and then slipped between the goalie's pad and the post.

Ruutu's power-play goal with 1:36 left in the second gave Chicago a 2-0 lead. Tyler Arnason's backhand shot from the slot deflected in off Ruutu's leg.

Leighton made a point-blank save on Henrik Zetterberg seven minutes into the third.

Quint finished off the scoring with a power-play goal from the left point with 4:23 left in the game.

The game drew 21,122 for Chicago's second sellout this season.

scoring summary
1st Period
15:36
CHI
Nathan Dempsey (5) ASST: Kyle Calder (6)
1 - 0 CHI
2nd Period
18:24
CHI
PPG - Tuomo Ruutu (3) ASST: Tyler Arnason (9), Ville Nieminen (7)
2 - 0 CHI
3rd Period
15:37
CHI
PPG - Deron Quint (1) ASST: Steve Sullivan (13), Tyler Arnason (10)
3 - 0 CHI
penalty summary
1st Period
07:18
DET
Niklas Kronwall  Tripping against  Ville Nieminen
12:14
DET
Kirk Maltby  Interference - Obstruction against  Steve Sullivan
18:44
CHI
Ville Nieminen  Roughing against  Henrik Zetterberg
2nd Period
05:32
CHI
Brett McLean  Hi-sticking against  Henrik Zetterberg
08:19
CHI
Stephane Robidas  Holding against  Kris Draper
11:25
DET
Niklas Kronwall  Hooking against  Tuomo Ruutu
12:51
CHI
Kyle Calder  Cross checking against  Mathieu Schneider
14:31
DET
Tomas Holmstrom  Holding against  Scott Nichol
17:36
DET
Jiri Fischer  Tripping
18:48
CHI
Travis Moen  Hooking - Obstruction
3rd Period
03:19
DET
Ray Whitney  Hooking against  Deron Quint
08:39
DET
Brendan Shanahan  Boarding against  Larry (Burke) Henry
13:59
DET
Jason Williams  Too many men on the ice
16:46
CHI
Scott Nichol  Holding the stick against  Boyd Devereaux
18:19
CHI
Mark Bell  Roughing against  Brendan Shanahan
18:19
DET
Brendan Shanahan  Roughing against  Mark Bell
goalie stats
Manny Legace
Manny Legace
SA: 27TOI: 60:00
Saves: 24EV: 13 - 14
PIM: 0PP: 7 - 9
SV%: .889SH: 4 - 4
Michael Leighton
SA: 20TOI: 59:56
Saves: 20EV: 13 - 13
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 3
SV%: 1.000SH: 4 - 4