Red Wings Vs. Blackhawks: Chicago's Struggles Continue In 3-2 Loss

CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 08: Ty Conklin #29 of the Detroit Red Wings (R) celebrates a win over the Chicago Blackhawks with Drew Miller #20 at the United Center on January 8, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The Red Wings defeated the Blackhawks 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Chicago Blackhawks didn't need any setbacks. After a 9-1-1 stretch, the Blachawks entered Sunday's divisional game with the Detroit Red Wings with losses in four of five.

Things seemed to be turning around Sunday when Chicago jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first period. Yet, that lead didn't hold up as Detroit mounted a comeback in a 3-2 overtime victory.

The Blackhawks outshot the Red Wings 20-15 in the final 40 minutes, but could not score again. Yet, Daniel Cleary was able to tie the game at 2-2 with less than five minutes left to send the game to overtime.

To make matters worse, Pavel Datsyuk's game-winning goal ricocheted off Nick Leddy from a tight angle and past Corey Crawford after he made two point-blank saves to seal Detroit's victory.

Chicago and Detroit are now tied with 53 points, but the latter now has the lead in the Central Divisions. Blackhawks down.

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