Red Wings Finally Beat Blackhawks

Detroit nails first win in 5 tries against Chicago
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Jan 7, 2008 3:23 AM CST
Detroit Red Wings' Dan Cleary (11) skates the puck up the ice as Chicago Blackhawks Duncan Keith (2) chases him during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Chicago, Sunday, Jan. 6, 2008. The Red...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – With a 32-8-3 record, you would think the Detroit Red Wings wouldn't need payback against any team. The Wings were, however, happy to finally show the Chicago Blackhawks who's boss yesterday in a 3-1 win, the Detroit News reports. "We've exorcised the demon," said Detroit coach Mike Babcock.

The Blackhawks were 3-0-1 against the Wings going into the game. Henrik Zetterberg, Dan Cleary and Mikael Samuelsson all scored for the Wings in the first period as they jumped all over a Chicago team that has now lost five straight. Goalie Chris Osgood, subbing for Dominik Hasek, picked up his 355th win, which tied him for 15th on the all-time list.