Series (Game 6 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
Red Wings2
Game 8: Thursday, April 13th
Red Wings7Final

Red Wings 5

(44-15-5, 93 pts)

Blackhawks 3

(20-35-9, 49 pts)

7:00 PM ET, March 12, 2006

United Center, Chicago, Illinois

1 2 3 T
DET 3 0 25
CHI 1 1 13

P. Datsyuk (Red Wings - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 2

H. Zetterberg (Red Wings - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

M. Schneider (Red Wings - D): Goals: 1, Assists: 2

Detroit (43-15-5) at Chicago (20-34-9) 7:00 pm EST

Detroit (43-15-5) at Chicago (20-34-9) 7:00 pm EST

CHICAGO (Ticker) -- Captain Steve Yzerman and the Detroit Red Wings hope to remain perfect this season against the Chicago Blackhawks when the teams square off at United Center on Sunday in the second game of a home-and-home series.

Yzerman scored twice and Pavel Datsyuk added a goal and an assist Saturday as the Red Wings posted a 6-4 victory over the struggling Blackhawks.

Mark Mowers, Henrik Zetterberg and Kris Draper also tallied for Detroit, which improved to 5-0-0 this season against Chicago, outscoring its Central Division rival by a 22-11 margin.

"A good win for us, obviously," Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said. "Every one you play, it's important to get off to a good start, and I thought we really skated early and I thought we had our game going real good."

Detroit has won nine of its last 11 and leads second-place Dallas (42-19-3) by four points for the best record in the Western Conference.

Patrick Sharp and Curtis Brown scored third-period goals on Saturday for Chicago, which has dropped seven of nine.

"We didn't play that bad," former Red Wing and current Blackhawks captain Martin Lapointe said. "I think it's just a couple mental mistakes in our zone, got a couple guys loose in front of the net and they banged it in."

The Blackhawks have not defeated the Red Wings since posting a 3-0 triumph here on December 28, 2003.