Detroit Red Wings vs. Chicago Blackhawks
Tip-off: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 – 8:00 PM ET
United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Things were looking good when the Chicago Blackhawks won. However, soon thereafter Jimmy Howard and the Detroit Red Wings were in control for three straight games, pushing the NHL’s top-seeded team close to elimination.
Then there was the response from the Blackhawks, a team that found its offense in time to take two in a row and grab at least one more home date.
YouWager bettors had their chances to see both teams win and lose.
Tonight these rivals will meet in Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals.
The game takes place one night after the United Center hosts The Rolling Stones, who know all about exciting sold-out shows.
Detroit would like to put its previous two defeats behind them, while Chicago was a long shot to even get to this point just a few days ago.
After the Blackhawks opened the series with a 4-1 victory, the Red Wings turned up the pressure and Howard made 86 saves in 88 chances during a brilliant stretch that powered Detroit to a commanding edge.
Chicago had new energy with another 4-1 win in Game 5, and then stayed alive with a 4-3 victory in Detroit on Monday night. Now the Red Wings get one day to rest for their second Game 7 away from home this postseason.
The Red Wings carried a 2-1 lead into the third period on Monday, however Chicago grabbed control with a three-goal flurry that silenced the crowd at Joe Louis Arena.
A couple of the Blackhawks best players showed up in time to make their online sports betting fans proud. Captain Jonathan Toews snapped out of a frustrating slump with a goal on Saturday night and two assists in Game 6. Marian Hossa scored the first goal of the game on Monday night.
Detroit trailed 3-2 in the first round versus the Anaheim Ducks, and then took the last two games to advance. Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and two assists in Game 6 of that series, and Henrik Zetterberg collected three goals and two assists in the final two games versus Anaheim.