The Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Detroit Red Wings 4-2 in the second game of a home-and-home series, as Detroit held most of their top players out of the lineup.
Henrik Zetterberg, Pavel Datsyuk and Tomas Holmstrom were some of the prominent regulars held out of Saturday’s contest, as most of the lineup was comprised of young prospects such as Jordan Owens and Tomas Tatar. Goaltender Chris Osgood, one of the few veterans to play, looked sharp in stopping 30 shots while playing the whole game.
The Blackhawks meanwhile had most of their regular cast on the ice. Duncan Keith and Marian Hossa both had special teams goals for Chicago; Keith scored on the power play in the second period and Hossa deposited a shorthanded tally in the third. Marty Turco looked a little shaky, giving up a pair of soft goals while stopping 23 shots
Valtteri Filppula and Drew Miller scored goals for Detroit. Ryan Potulny and Jack Skille scored the other Blackhawks tallies.
Saturday’s contest was a flip-flop of Friday’s 3-2 win by the Red Wings. In that game, Chicago held out Hossa and Keith, along with captain Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane. Detroit played most of its regular lineup, which included Datsyuk, Zetterberg and Holmstrom.