The game was physical early, beginning with Justin Abdelkader and Michal Rozsival coming together in the corner. Abdelkader gets the worst of it as his head feels the wrath of both the boards AND Rozsival's stick:
Abdelkader would miss a few shifts before returning to the game.
Marian Hossa scored the opening goal of the game on the power play on Chicago's third shot of the game:
But Detroit would strike back less than two minutes later with this goal from Damien Brunner:
The Chicago penalty kill continued to be dominant this post-season, and Detroit failed to score on both of their power plays. The shots were 7-6 in favor of the Red Wings at the end of the period.