Game 4 victory underscores the extent of the Red Wings depth

 

CHICAGO – The Penguins players and coaches may want to set aside the film of Game 4 of the Western Conference finals for further review, because it contains an important message for Stanley Cup hopefuls such as theirs. Much like they did against the Penguins one year ago, the Detroit Red Wings taught the young Chicago Blackhawks another painful lesson in postseason hockey at the United Center on Sunday afternoon. Namely, focus plus discipline plus composure equal success. The result was a 6-1 embarrassment in front of a national television audience, one that left the Red Wings within one victory of a probable rematch against the Penguins in the Stanley Cup finals. The Blackhawks seemed to be more intent on payback for the monster hit that dazed forward Martin Havlat in Game 3 than the actual score. “We want to play the game as physical was we can between theRead More »