The Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks faceoff at 1 p.m. Saturday in Game 2 of their Western Conference Semifinals series.
Local 4 is blogging during the game to keep you up to date, play-by-play as all the action happens.
The Match up: Red Wings, Blackhawks.
So far good pace for both teams back and fourth action, Black Hawks getting some chances on Howard
Ten minute mark Interference penalty on Detroit, Black Hawks going on the Power Play,
So far Red Wings are out shooting the Black Hawks 7-2.
9:17 Red Wings need to kill this black hawks power play to keep the momentum going.
Emmerton with a short handed break away save made by crawford
7:26 Red Wings Kill off the Black Hawks power play, Jimmy Howard made some key saves.
6:51 Black Hawks starting to get their legs back in this game after a slow start.
5:57 Black Hawks make it 1-0 after a Red Wings turn over at center ice. Handzous to Kane
5:09 Red Wings have to limit their turn overs at Center Ice, That is where the Black Hawks take advantage
Red Wings going on the power play with 5:09 to go in the first period
Red Wings with some big chances on the power play but the Black Hawks kill it off 1-0 Black Hawks with 3:08 to go.
1 min to go in the first period Red Wings getting some chances on Crawford
Crawford is giving up alot of rebounds Red Wings need to crash the net more and take advantage.
Period 1 comes to a close Black Hawks lead 1-0.
After one period gone by the key for the Red Wings needs to be limit turn overs at center ice, crash the net more. Corey Crawford is giving up alot of loose rebounds.
Continue to stay tuned to Click on Detroit.com for Second period coverage of the Red Wings and Black Hawks game 2.
Key First Period Stats
Red Wings leading 12-8 on shots on net
12-12 on Hits