Series (Game 5 of 8)

Detroit leads 7-1

Game 1: Thursday, October 27th
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Game 2: Saturday, October 29th
Red Wings4Final
Game 3: Tuesday, November 1st
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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
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Blackhawks 4

(20-34-9, 49 pts)

Red Wings 6

(43-15-5, 91 pts)

7:30 PM ET, March 11, 2006

Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan

1 2 3 T
CHI 2 0 24
DET 3 3 06

S. Yzerman (Red Wings - C): Goals: 2, Assists: 0

M. Mowers (Red Wings - RW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

B. Shanahan (Red Wings - LW): Goals: 0, Assists: 3

Chicago (20-33-9) at Detroit (42-15-5) 7:30 pm EST

Chicago (20-33-9) at Detroit (42-15-5) 7:30 pm EST

DETROIT (Ticker) -- The Detroit Red Wings have had their way with the Chicago Blackhawks this season. The Red Wings hope to continue that trend Saturday when the Central Division rivals square off at Joe Louis Arena.

The top team in the Western Conference, Detroit has posted a 17-2-1 mark this season against division opponents.

The Red Wings have had little trouble handling the Blackhawks, posting victories in the first four meetings between the clubs.

The last time the teams squared off, Detroit rallied for a 3-2 overtime triumph on December 23.

Kris Draper and defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom tallied in the final minute of regulation, and Pavel Datsyuk scored the game-winner with one second remaining in the extra session.

The Red Wings are coming off a 7-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday. Henrik Zetterberg tallied twice and Lidstrom added a goal and three assists as Detroit won for the ninth time in its last 11 games.

The Blackhawks have lost six of their last eight games. Curtis Brown scored his second goal of the campaign and Nikolai Khabibulin made 22 saves in a 2-1 loss to Colorado on Thursday.