The Chicago Blackhawks
left most of their big names home for Friday night's preseason visit to Detroit -- none of the players who took the ice for the defending Stanley Cup champs were older than 26. Detroit took the opposite stance, dressing many of its top players -- and one of the Wings' stars, Henrik Zetterberg
, scored what proved to be the winning goal in a 3-2 victory at Joe Louis Arena.
After prospect Jan Mursak
put the Wings in front, the veteran combination of Nicklas Lidstrom
and Tomas Holmstrom
made it 2-0 at 13:54 of the opening period when Holmstrom set up in front of goaltender Corey Crawford
and deflected the puck into the net.
, part of the haul the Hawks received in the deal that sent playoff hero Dustin Byfuglien
to Atlanta, cut the deficit to 2-1 with a power-play goal at 3:35 of the second. But just 72 seconds later, Zetterberg fired home a rebound after Crawford got his pad on Pavel Datsyuk
's wide-open shot.