Series (Game 3 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
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Game 6: Sunday, March 12th
Red Wings5Final
Game 7: Friday, March 31st
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Game 8: Thursday, April 13th
Red Wings7Final

Blackhawks 1

(3-9-0, 6 pts)

Red Wings 4

(12-1-0, 24 pts)

7:00 PM ET, November 1, 2005

Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan

1 2 3 T
CHI 0 1 01
DET 1 2 14

J. Williams (Red Wings - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

K. Maltby (Red Wings - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

C. Osgood (Red Wings - G): Saves: 23, Save Pct.: .958

Chicago (3-8-0) at Detroit (11-1-0) 7:00 pm EST

Chicago (3-8-0) at Detroit (11-1-0), 7:00 pm EST

DETROIT (Ticker) -- The Chicago Blackhawks likely will be happy to stay away from Detroit for awhile.

The Blackhawks will attempt to salvage the last of three straight games with the red-hot Detroit Red Wings, who are on the verge of establishing franchise history, when the teams meet Monday at Joe Louis Arena.

In the new NHL, rivalries are at the forefront of the league's planning, leading to many scenarios in which two teams will play a string of game against one another.

In this particular set, the Red Wings have dominated, stretching their winning streak to eight with a 5-2 win here Thursday and a 4-2 triumph at Chicago on Saturday. A win Tuesday and Detroit will match the franchise record for consecutive wins.

The Red Wings won nine games in a row four times previously, including runs in 1995 and 1996.

The Blackhawks took an early 2-1 lead Saturday before Detroit strung together three unanswered goals. Robert Lang provided the go-ahead tally early in the third period, an unassisted goal on a power play.

After Manny Legace went 10-1-0 in net through the Red Wings' first 11 games, Chris Osgood made his 2005-06 debut Saturday, finishing with 23 saves. Prior to Osgood's effort, Legace became the first goaltender in NHL history to record 10 wins in October.

Chicago, which also had a 2-1 lead in its loss here Thursday, has dropped five straight at Detroit and five of its last six games overall.