Wings fall to Hawks 4-1, still remain in first
The Red Wings still remain first in the Western Conference, but with no help from the BlackHawks. The 21,904 fans cheering on the Hawks were very into the return of Chris Chelios. In the first minute of play, the Red Wings took a penalty, as the Hawks Patrick Sharp got is 18th goal of the season while on the power play. Not too long after, Bryan Bickell scored his 8th goal of the season, giving the Hawks the early 2-0 lead and forcing Mike Babkok to call a timeout. The Wings responded after the timeout, scoring a quick goal by Patrick Eaves, his 6th. The Wings owned the rest of the period after that, but didn't score.
At the mid point of the 2nd period, the Hawks tacked on another goal by Tomas Kopecky, his 4th. Giving the Hawks the 3-1 lead. The Wings had some oppurtunties, but none went through.
Finally, at the end of the 3rd period, the Hawks got an empty netter with 1 minute remaining in the 3rd. The Wings fell to the Hawks for the first time since January 17th, 2010, and the first loss at the United Center since December 20, 2009. The Red Wings still remain in first in the conference and the Hawks 8th. There is still much more season to play, so we will see what the ending result is.