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Detroit-Chicago: Professional Red Wings Destroy Immature Blackhawks

Published by on May 24, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

No Lidstrom, no Datsyuk, no Draper, no problem.

Despite missing their captain, an alternate captain, and a four-time Stanley Cup-winning veteran, the Detroit Red Wings had absolutely no difficulty in dispatching the Chicago Blackhawks by a 6-1 margin in Game Four of the Western Conference Finals.  The Red Wings now hold a 3-1 stranglehold in the series.

Nicklas Lidstrom, the team's captain since Steve Yzerman retired, missed the game with a lower body injury. Detroit coach Mike Babcock told the NBC reporter on the ice in the second period that he didn't know Lidstrom would miss the game until the bus ride over to United Center.

Pavel Datsyuk, a top goal scorer and a Hart Trophy finalist, missed his s...

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