The 2010-11 NHL regular season is over for the Detroit Red Wings. Although the last couple weeks haven't given fans the greatest or most consistent play in the world, the Red Wings closed out the season with an impressive 4-3 victory at the Chicago Blackhawks. Despite not having anything other than pride to play for and going up against a team playing for a spot in the playoffs, the Wings won, 4-3.
The first period of this game was all quiet as far as the scoreboard was concerned. That changed in the final two periods, however. In the second, Chicago's Michael Frolik got the scoring started with a goal at the 5:18 mark. A minute and a half later Tomas Holmstrom scored to even things up, and 1:02 later Pavel Datsyuk scored to give the Red Wings a 2-1 lead.
In the third period, Drew Miller opened the scoring 1:56 in to put Detroit on top by two goals. Brent Seabrook cut the lead in half at the 4:07 mark, and Dan Cleary extended it back to two four minutes later. The final goal of the game was scored by Duncan Keith, who cut the lead down to 4-3. The Blackhawks couldn't tie things up, and Detroit held on for the win.
The victory means the Red Wings finish the regular season with 104 points and a record of 47 wins, 25 losses and 10 overtime losses (four of those 10 were shootout losses). This is good for third place in the Western Conference and matches the Red Wings up against the Phoenix Coyotes in the first round.