Detroit came up short on their first 13 power plays of this series, and they were two ticks of the clock from failing on another.
Toews took all three penalties, a remarkable feat on three consecutive shifts in a 5:34 span of game time. He strongly disagreed with the second one, his first of two high-sticking calls.
This might be why:
That's Justin Abdelkader's stick that rides up and hits himself in the face. Naturally, that is the penalty on which the Red Wings scored. Toews, the Hawks captain, was so irate on his third trip to the box that Brent Seabrook went over to calm him down.
The Wings carried their lead into the third period, and if they hold on the will go up 3-1 in the series.