CHICAGO -- The Detroit Red Wings needed a performance like the one they put on the ice Saturday at United Center.
After talking about their tired legs following a series-opening loss to the rival Chicago Blackhawks in Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals on Wednesday, the Red Wings needed to come out skating fast, hitting hard and putting on offensive pressure in waves.
That's exactly what they did. The Red Wings evened the best-of-7 series 1-1 with a 4-1 win, seized home-ice advantage for the remaining five games, and gave the Blackhawks their first loss on home ice in the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Now it's up to the Blackhawks to respond.