Series (Game 2 of 8)

Detroit leads 7-1

Game 1: Thursday, October 27th
Red Wings5
Game 2: Saturday, October 29th
Red Wings4Final
Game 3: Tuesday, November 1st
Red Wings4
Game 4: Friday, December 23rd
Red Wings3Final
Game 5: Saturday, March 11th
Red Wings6
Game 6: Sunday, March 12th
Red Wings5Final
Game 7: Friday, March 31st
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Game 8: Thursday, April 13th
Red Wings7Final

Red Wings 4

(11-1-0, 22 pts)

Blackhawks 2

(3-8-0, 6 pts)

8:30 PM ET, October 29, 2005

United Center, Chicago, Illinois

1 2 3 T
DET 1 1 24
CHI 0 2 02

R. Lang (Red Wings - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

C. Osgood (Red Wings - G): Saves: 23, Save Pct.: .920

N. Khabibulin (Blackhawks - G): Saves: 33, Save Pct.: .917

Detroit (10-1-0) at Chicago (3-7-0) 8:30 pm EDT

Detroit (10-1-0) at Chicago (3-7-0), 8:30 pm EDT

CHICAGO (Ticker) -- It doesn't quite have the feel of an October series between the White Sox and Tigers, but the NHL's new schedule that includes three-game series between division rivals was meant to create excitement among the fans.

On Saturday, the Chicago Blackhawks take on the Detroit Red Wings at the United Center in the second of three straight games against each other.

The Red Wings took the series opener Thursday with a 5-2 home victory. Manny Legace made 21 saves to become the first goaltender in league history to win 10 games in one month. Henrik Zetterberg, Brendan Shanahan and Kris Draper were among the goal scorers for Detroit, which won its seventh straight game and became the first team to reach double-digit wins.

The Blackhawks got goals from Jaroslav Spacek and Matt Ellison. Nikolai Khabibulin made 23 saves for Chicago, which went 0-for-5 on the power play and was outshot, 28-23, en route to its fourth loss in five games.

The teams will play five more times after Saturday night, including Tuesday at Detroit to conclude the three-game series.

The Red Wings were 4-2-0 against the Blackhawks in 2003-2004.