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Recap: Blackhawks 7, Red Wings 1
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Date: March 31, 2013 12:30 PM EDT
  

DETROIT (AP) - In less than two minutes, the Chicago Blackhawks did all the damage they needed to do. And then they just kept scoring.

The Blackhawks scored three goals during a span of 1:39 early in the first period and Brandon Saad and Dave Bolland finished with two goal apiece in the Chicago Blackhawks' 7-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday.

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``Especially these early games, it's nice to get off to a good start,' Saad said. ``We got a couple of bounces and got a couple of goals and it was nice to play with the lead.'

Jonathan Toews added a goal and two assists and Jeremy Morin and Nick Leddy, also scored for Chicago. Cory Crawford made 33 saves.

``Contributions from everybody. It certainly helps when you get a quick start like that right off the bat,' Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said.

Cory Emmerton scored Detroit's goal. Jimmy Howard was pulled in favor of Jonas Gustavsson early in the second period. Gustavsson made nine saves.

Chicago led 3-0 at the end of the first period after scoring on its first three shots in a 1:39 span in the game's first four-and-a-half minutes.

Morin, who was recalled from the minor leagues on Saturday, opened the scoring when he put one in from a goal-mouth scramble at 2:33. Saad capitalized on a breakaway off left wing to beat Howard, for his fifth goal of the season, 48 seconds later and Bolland was credited with his first goal of the game, at 4:12, when Detroit defenseman Jakub Kindl accidentally flipped the puck into his own net while trying to clear it from the crease.

``We didn't play hockey tonight whatsoever. It's tough when you spot them a few goals right away from the start,' Red Wings' defenseman Niklas Kronwall said. ``You did a big hole for yourselves and we couldn't find a way to get back. It was embarrassing at times.'

The Red Wings didn't manage a shot until 7:15 into the game and Detroit defenseman Brian Lashoff hit the goal post with a little under two minutes left in the opening period.

``We wanted to have a good first period,' Toews said. ``We were glad to put up a lot of goals early. But we knew we couldn't let up.'

Toews and Saad scored eight seconds apart early in the second period for a 5-0 lead. Saad also added an assist.

Toews got his 17 goal, at 3:52. That sent Howard to the showers and Saad collected his sixth goal of the season at 4:00, on the first shot on Gustavsson.

Bolland's second goal of the game and seventh of the season came 7:55 into the third. Leddy got his sixth goal, with 3:39 left. Emmerton thwarted Crawford's shutout bid with 33 seconds left.

NOTES: Sunday was Gordie Howe's 85th birthday. The Red Wings wore jerseys with Howe's retired No. 9 during warmups. He was on hand at Joe Louis Arena signing autographs, and fans could sign a birthday card for Howe. Former Red Wings' D Nicklas Lidstrom, who won seven Norris Trophies, was in from Sweden for the occasion. Also on hand were Red Wings Hall of Famers Ted Lindsay and Alex Delvecchio . Detroit C and captain Henrik Zetterberg didn't play because of a lower-body injury after skating in warmups. He is day-to-day. . Chicago Fs Patrick Sharp and Marian Hossa were both on the injured list with lower-body injuries. . Red Wings' F Mikael Samuelsson returned after missing 19 games with a broken finger. . Detroit F Johan Franzen played after leaving the Red Wings' previous game (a 2-0 loss in San Jose on Thursday night) after the second period with a lower-body injury.

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 Team  ML   PUC   O/U 
 CHI  -110      5 
 DET  -110      
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 Team  ML   PUC   O/U 
 CHI  -110      5 
 DET  -110      
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 Team  ML   PUC   O/U 
 CHI  51%   15%   41% 
 DET  49%   85%   59% 
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 NHL HEAD TO HEAD
 Mar 3, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 CHI 2 Cover: 301 
 DET 1 Under: 3 
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 Jan 27, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 DET 1 Under: 3 
 CHI 2 Cover: 246 
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 NHL RECAPS
 Sunday, Mar 31
 
    Blackhawks at Red Wings
12:35 PM EDT
    Capitals at Flyers
6:05 PM EDT
    Kings at Stars
6:05 PM EDT
    Ducks at Blue Jackets
6:05 PM EDT
    Bruins at Sabres
7:35 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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