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Wings go up 2-1

Sunday, 04.10.2011 / 1:47 PM

By Dan Rosen - NHL.com Senior Writer / Red Wings-Blackhawks: A Live Blog

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Wings go up 2-1
Detroit was not at all bothered by the Frolik goal. It came right back and scored two in a matter of 62 seconds to take a 2-1 lead into a television timeout with 10:54 to play in the second period.
 
Tomas Holmstrom and Pavel Datsyuk did the scoring for the Wings.
 
Holmstrom scored on a short-side slapper from the left circle after he collected a loose puck near the blue line on the left wing side. Blackhawks forward Viktor Stalberg rimmed the puck behind the Wings' goal and it just carried all the way up the boards to Holmstrom. The goal was unassisted.
 
Datsyuk scored with only one glove on his hand. Bryan Bickell knocked one of his gloves off but Dan Cleary, while falling down in the slot, was still able to chip a pass over to Datsyuk in the right circle and he ripped a shot past Corey Crawford at the 7:58 mark.
 
Datsyuk clearly was not expecting the puck to come to him, but he is one of the best reactionary players in the game so it's no surprise his instincts allowed him to find it, shoot and score.
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