The Chicago Blackhawks are looking for their fourth straight win tonight against the Detroit Red Wings, and they took a big step towards getting it in the second period. Chicago trailed 1-0 after the first period, but quickly tied things up in the second when rookie Jimmy Hayes beat the otherwise stellar Jimmy Howard. Hayes' fifth goal of the season was set up by teammates Bryan Bickell and Duncan Keith.
The fact that the score is only 1-1 is testament to Howard and 'Hawks goalie Corey Crawford. Each faced a cascade of shots in the first two periods, and each made some fantastic saves. Detroit outshot Chicago 25-22, while the Blackhawks hold an advantage in hits (14-10) and faceoff wins (22-18).
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