The Detroit Red Wings have a two-goal lead on home ice heading into the final period of Game 3 against the Chicago Blackhawks.
The Blackhawks started the second period with an early power play, which featured plenty of nifty passing but not a lot of shooting, and they once again failed to convert. Chicago's sustained pressure during the man-advantage and afterwards, however, meant that the Red Wings caught on the ice were forced to take extra-long shifts:
Shift lengths there for DET -- Ericsson/Miller at 3:15, Kronwall 2:46, Eaves 2:15— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) May 21, 2013
The Red Wings didn't get their first shot of the second period until more than six and a half minutes had elapsed, but just a few minutes later they had taken the lead on this incredible Gustav Nyquist goal:
While still reeling from Nyquist's goal, the Blackhawks were stunned after Drew Miller put home a rebound just 31 seconds later:
All of a sudden, the Blackhawks found themselves down by two goals in a hostile arena. They would fail to score on another power play late in the period, and the second would end with the Wings holding on to their 2-0 lead. The shots were tied at 23.