In spite of an incredible performance from Corey Crawford and a late game-tying goal from Jonathan Toews, the Blackhawks lost to the Red Wings 3-2 in overtime for the second time in a week.
Crawford may have lost feeling in his legs and feet late in the game because he stood on his head for the first almost two hours while the skaters in front of him waited until the third period to show up.
Chicago allowed 21 shots in the first period and 43 in the game, while only putting 11 shots on net in the first 40 minutes. The Hawks failed to get a single shot on Jimmy Howard in the overtime period.
Only two Blackhawks forwards skated less than 12 minutes in the game, with Jamal Mayers skating 10:05 and the continuing downward spiral that has become Bryan Bickell only getting on the ice for 7:11 in the game.
The Hawks failed on a few great scoring chances throughout the game, including Michael Frolik early on the first badly played puck by Jimmy Howard, and again on a couple chances for Brent Seabrook during a four-minute power play later in the game.
Andrew Shaw opened the scoring for the Hawks in the second period with his third goal of the season. He has now scored in consecutive games. After the game ended, Toews was credited with the late tying goal. Chicago’s captain also won 15 of 23 faceoffs in the game and was credited with two hits and two takeaways.
Chicago dominated the third period and were rewarded with both the tying goal and a point in the standings, keeping them ahead of the Wings for another day.