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Wings lead after second

Sunday, 04.10.2011 / 2:09 PM

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

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Wings lead after second
The Blackhawks are potentially 20 minutes away from needing help to get into the playoffs.
 
Detroit leads 2-1 after two periods on goals by Holmstrom and Datsyuk. Frolik got the goal for the Hawks, but Chicago could not answer the back-to-back goals by the Red Wings' veteran forwards.
 
Chicago got a break with 1:01 left in the period when it appeared that Duncan Keith got his stick up in Johan Franzen's face, causing the Swede to bleed from an area right above his nose. Had Keith been called for a high stick it would have been a double minor because of the blood, but the ref kept his whistle in his pocket.
 
The buzz in the building has turned into nerves. There is tension. It's pretty palpable now.
 
If the Blackhawks lose they will need Minnesota to at least take Dallas into a shootout tonight. That's not a scenario anybody here wants to discuss just yet.
Quote of the Day

I remember the first time at Wrigley Field all of us had the long johns, the turtlenecks and the extra equipment because we were afraid of being cold. Halfway through the first period everybody's ripping everything off and we just ended up wearing what we would normally wear for a game at the United Center.

— Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp on the 2009 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic