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game recap

Red Wings 6, Blackhawks 1

Tuesday, 06.19.2012 / 12:49 AM

Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) -Marian Hossa's short-handed goal got the short-handed Detroit Red Wings started Sunday.

And once they got rolling, the defending champions overpowered the frustrated Chicago Blackhawks and moved within one win of a return trip to the Stanley Cup finals.

With injured stars Nicklas Lidstrom and Pavel Datsyuk sidelined, Hossa and Henrik Zetterberg had two goals each, sending the Red Wings to a convincing 6-1 victory and a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference finals.

"We heard this morning during the pregame meal he (Lidstrom) was not playing. We just had to deal with it," Zetterberg said. "Everybody had to step up and play."

Game 5 is Wednesday night back in Detroit, where the Red Wings opened this series with a pair of wins.

Detroit took advantage of backup goalie Cristobal Huet, who made his first start of these playoffs in place of injured Nikolai Khabibulin. He gave up four goals and was pulled in the second. Rookie Corey Crawford took over for the last 15:55 of the period, but Huet returned in the third and allowed Zetterberg's second power-play goal that made it 6-1.

Hossa's short-handed goal on a 2-on-1 break gave the Red Wings the early lead and they added three power-play goals as Chicago wore out the door to the penalty box.

"We tried to keep our poise. We knew they were coming," Zetterberg said of the Blackhawks, who had been upset after Detroit's Niklas Kronwall flattened forward Martin Havlat with a hard hit on Friday and drove him out of the game. "They didn't basically have anything else to do once the game kind of ran away," Zetterberg added.

Chicago coach Joel Quenneville was fuming over a call against Blackhawks defenseman Matt Walker for roughing during a scrum as the first period ended.

Leading 2-0, the Red Wings went on a power play to start the second, and Valtteri Filppula scored just 1:13 in for a three-goal Detroit lead.

"I think we witnessed probably the worst call in the history of sports there," Quenneville said.

"You know, they scored, it's 3-0. They ruined a good hockey game and absolutely destroyed what was going on on the ice," he said. "It was a call that could. ... never seen anything like it."

Six-time Norris Trophy winner Lidstrom was scratched due to a lower body injury. Coach Mike Babcock said he heard about the injury - he said it was not serious - in a cab as he was coming to the game. Datsyuk missed his second straight game because of a sore foot.

"I thought we were going to dig in today," Babcock said, adding he hoped Lidstrom and Datsyuk would be back for Game 5 on Wednesday.

Johan Franzen also scored for the Red Wings, a momentum swinging goal from far out on the right side with 20.7 seconds left in the first as he was being defended by Brian Campbell. The shot eluded Huet and made it 2-0.

Jonathan Toews had Chicago's lone goal on a second-period power play.

Chris Osgood made 18 saves in two periods before he became dehydrated and had to be replaced by Ty Conklin in the third.

Hossa scored a short-handed goal on a 2-on-1 break on a nice give-and-go pass from Filppula in the first, quickly quieting the crowd at the United Center.

In the second, after Toews scored to cut it to 3-1, Hossa skated in 12 seconds later and beat Huet for his second goal, prompting the switch to Crawford.

Zetterberg made it 5-1 when he scored on the power play against Crawford when the Red Wings had a two-man advantage in the second.

Hossa put the Red Wings up early after four Blackhawks, including Campbell, got caught deep in the Detroit zone. Hossa started a 2-on-1, short-handed break and made a nice crossing pass to Filppula, whose perfectly timed return pass to Hossa allowed him to beat Huet.

Huet's first appearance of the playoffs came Friday night in Game 3 when he replaced an injured Khabibulin (lower body) to start the third period of Chicago's 4-3 overtime win.

Notes: Havlat, whose status was unclear Saturday when he didn't practice, got a rousing ovation when introduced. He played only 7 minutes and 59 seconds.

scoring summary
1st Period
08:41
DET
SHG - Marian Hossa (5) Wrist shot - ASST: Valtteri Filppula (11), Jonathan Ericsson (3)
1 - 0 DET
19:39
DET
Johan Franzen (10) Wrist shot - ASST: NONE
2 - 0 DET
2nd Period
01:13
DET
PPG - Valtteri Filppula (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Marian Hossa (6), Brian Rafalski (4)
3 - 0 DET
03:53
CHI
PPG - Jonathan Toews (7) Backhand shot - ASST: Cam Barker (6), Patrick Kane (5)
3 - 1 DET
04:05
DET
Marian Hossa (6) Wrist shot - ASST: Valtteri Filppula (12), Brett Lebda (4)
4 - 1 DET
07:42
DET
PPG - Henrik Zetterberg (8) Backhand shot - ASST: Brian Rafalski (5), Niklas Kronwall (5)
5 - 1 DET
3rd Period
12:47
DET
PPG - Henrik Zetterberg (9) Wrist shot - ASST: Brian Rafalski (6), Niklas Kronwall (6)
6 - 1 DET
penalty summary
1st Period
07:41
DET
Henrik Zetterberg  Holding against  Dustin Byfuglien
11:09
DET
Johan Franzen  Roughing against  Brent Seabrook
11:09
CHI
Brent Seabrook  Roughing against  Johan Franzen
13:43
CHI
Samuel Pahlsson  Roughing against  Valtteri Filppula
17:32
DET
Tomas Holmstrom  Roughing against  Dustin Byfuglien
17:32
CHI
Dustin Byfuglien  Roughing against  Tomas Holmstrom
20:00
CHI
Matt Walker  Roughing against  Darren Helm
2nd Period
03:06
DET
Brett Lebda  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
07:06
CHI
Kris Versteeg  Cross checking against  Ville Leino
07:06
CHI
Matt Walker  Interference against  Kirk Maltby
09:11
CHI
Kris Versteeg  Roughing against  Tomas Holmstrom
15:05
CHI
Ben Eager  Misconduct (10 min)
3rd Period
03:47
DET
Marian Hossa  Cross checking against  Patrick Kane
04:14
CHI
Dave Bolland  Cross checking against  Henrik Zetterberg
07:29
CHI
Duncan Keith  Roughing against  Ville Leino
07:29
CHI
Ben Eager  Game misconduct
11:42
CHI
Troy Brouwer  Tripping against  Marian Hossa
13:24
DET
Valtteri Filppula  Hooking against  Brian Campbell
14:59
CHI
Kris Versteeg  Misconduct (10 min)
18:17
DET
Jonathan Ericsson  Roughing against  Cam Barker
18:17
CHI
Cam Barker  Roughing against  Jonathan Ericsson
20:00
CHI
Adam Burish  Roughing against  Chris Chelios
20:00
CHI
Adam Burish  Roughing against  Chris Chelios
goalie stats
Ty Conklin
Ty Conklin
SA: 9TOI: 19:36
Saves: 9EV: 4 - 4
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 4
SV%: 1.000SH: 1 - 1
Chris Osgood
Chris Osgood
11-4-0
SA: 19TOI: 40:00
Saves: 18EV: 14 - 14
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 5
SV%: .947SH: 0 - 0
Cristobal Huet
SA: 26TOI: 44:00
Saves: 21EV: 11 - 13
PIM: 0PP: 10 - 12
SV%: .808SH: 0 - 1
Corey Crawford
SA: 7TOI: 15:55
Saves: 6EV: 4 - 4
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 3
SV%: .857SH: 0 - 0