The Red Wings scored in each period and goalie Dominik Hasek made 28 stops as Detroit turned in a strong performance in a 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday.
Detroit never trailed and got goals by Henrik Zetterberg
, Dan Cleary and Mikael Samuelsson at the United Center.
The Blackhawks tied the score in the second period on Jeff Hamilton's goal at 10:44. Two minutes later, the Wings took a 2-1 lead on Cleary's 11th goal of the season.
Detroit built a 3-1 lead when Samuelsson scored his eighth of the season, on the power-play, at 11:36 of the third.
Tuomo Ruutu cut Chicago's deficit to 3-2 with an even-strength tally at 13:50.
Hasek turned in another spectacular performance, stopping 28 shots, and several of them from close range.
The Wings received some bad news, when right winger Tomas Kopecky suffered a fractured collarbone, according to FSN Detroit. The injury to Kopecky occurred with 19:07 left in the third when he and Blackhawks defenseman Jim Vandermeer slid into boards.