Monday, May 13, 2013

Stanley Cup Playoffs Round Two: Detroit and Chicago

It's one of two Original Six showdowns in the second round and the historical ghosts of Howe and Hull, Sawchuk and Glenn will no doubt smile down on the prospects of a Chicago / Detroit showdown.

A series that features The Joe vs the Madhouse on Madison, homes to some of the league's most dedicated of hockey fans, cities where hockey matters much and where the fans can recite the names of the past just as easily as the ones on the ice today.

For the first time in many years, the Red Wings perhaps are the great underdog in a playoff round, having struggled through the latter half of the regular season, the Wings only qualified for the playoffs in that frenzied final week.

Chicago on the other hand served notice that they were back and ready to reclaim their Stanley Cup
trophy of a few years ago, a first round series with Minnesota offered up a few bumps, but coach Joel Quennville was quick to set things right.

The Hawks looking to be very much the league crushers that they were for most of the regular season.

But, this is the playoffs and the other guys this time are the Red Wings, a team that always provides the Hawks with a battle.

It's a hockey purists dream match up, like the heady days of the sixties, the Red Wings and the Hawks are destined to be among the hottest tickets for the playoffs this spring.


Wednesday, May 15-- Detroit 1 at Chicago 4 ( 21,494 )
Saturday, May 18-- Detroit 4 at Chicago 1 ( 21,822)
Monday, May 20-- Chicago 1 at Detroit 3 (20,066)
Thursday, May 23-- Chicago 0 at Detroit 2 (20,066)
Saturday, May 25-- Detroit 1 at Chicago 4 (22,014)
Monday, May 27-- Chicago 4 at Detroit 3  (20,066)
Wednesday, May 29-- Detroit 1 at Chicago 2  OT (22,103)

Media sources for the series
(some may feature a pay wall)

Chicago Sun Times
Chicago Tribune
Chicago Daily Herald
Detroit News
Detroit Free Press
Windsor Star
USA Today
Globe and Mail
National Post

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