Preseason recaps and wrap-ups: Red Wings lose 2-1 to Blackhawks

The Detroit Red Wings’ second exhibition game did not go as well as the first. The Red Wings lost 2-1 to the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night in Chicago. filed a brief recap

Duncan Keith broke a tie midway through the second period, and the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 in a preseason game at United Center.

Brandon Hagel scored, and Corey Crawford made 23 saves for Chicago.

Taro Hirose scored a power-play goal for Detroit. Jonathan Bernier saved 10 of 11 shots in 30:05; Filip Larsson made 16 saves.

Keith scored off a pass from Patrick Kane at 10:55 of the second.

As did MLive’s Ansar Khan

Hirose converted on the power play at 18:09 of the first period to put his team ahead 1-0. After Filip Zadina’s shot was blocked by Brent Seabrook, Hirose corralled the puck and fired it into the open side of the net before goaltender Corey Crawford could get across to cover.

The Blackhawks (1-1-1) scored twice in the second period to take the lead.

Brandon Hagel tied it at 3:33. After Jonathan Bernier misplayed the puck behind his net, Hagel swooped in and tucked it past the goalie.

Duncan Keith scored what proved to be the game-winner at 10:55, taking a pass from Patrick Kane and blasting a shot past Filip Larsson, who made his NHL preseason debut (16 saves on 17 shots in 28 minutes). Bernier stopped 10-of-11 shots.

Zadina led Detroit forwards in ice time (22:19). Defenseman Mike Green, who missed the final five weeks of the season following a recurrence of a virus, led all Red Wings in minutes (23:57).

Moritz Seider, the defenseman Detroit selected with the sixth pick this year, made his NHL preseason debut, logging 23:19 and playing on the power play and penalty kill. He had one shot, two hits, two blocked shots and a minus-1 rating.

Among the Detroit News’s Ted Kulfan’s notes:

Taro Hirose: The key for Hirose this training camp is produce offense the way he did in his 10-game stint with the Wings after signing from Michigan State. If he does, Hirose will likely make the roster.

Hirose isn’t the biggest guy in the world by any stretch, and he isn’t the fastest either. So, Hirose has to outsmart opponents, use his instincts, and he did a good job of it in March.

He was in the right spot on Wednesday, getting to a puck that deflected off a Blackhawks defender after Zadina’s shot, and Hirose snapping a shot past Crawford.

Hirose had three shots on net in 20 minutes, 11 seconds of ice time, Zadina had no shots in 20:19 and Joe Veleno had three shots, including a couple quality chances, in 16:39.

The Chicago Sun-Times’ Ben Pope, the Chicago Tribune’s Jimmy Greenfield, the Chicago Sun-Times’ John Dietz, NBC Sports Chicago’s Charlie Roumeliotis, WGN Radio’s Scott King, NBC5 Chicago’s James Neveau and the Blackhawks’ website’s Carter Baum penned Hawks recaps…

Chicago controlled the offensive chances early, but for the second straight night found themselves in a 1-0 hole after the opening frame. Back-to-back penalty kills late in the period saw a shot deflect off Brent Seabrook during the second minor and right to Taro Hirose at the side of the goal, where he beat a diving Corey Crawford for the opening lead at 18:09.

Chicago’s netminder would stop all 23 of the other shots he faced on the night. 

The Blackhawks answered quickly in the second period. Just a minute after an Aleksi Saarela deflection of a Dennis Gilbert shot was waived off for high sticking, Brandon Hagel‘s forechecking effort forced a turnover from Wings goalie Jonathan Bernier behind the net. Hagle quickly gathered the puck and beat a scrambling Bernier on the short side to tie the game 1-1 at 3:33 of the second. 

Later in the period, Patrick Kane found Duncan Keith with a cross-ice feed off the rush, and the veteran defenseman sent a half-slap shot whistling past Filip Larsson on the first shot he faced after taking over the Detroit goal at the half point of the period.

Highlights: posted a 5:04 highlight clip…

And an 8:58 “condensed game”:

Post-game: The Red Wings’ website posted a clip of Taro Hirose, Moritz Seider and coach Jeff Blashill’s post-game comments:

Photos: There are 34 images from the game on Getty Images’ Red Wings page;

Statistics: The Red Wings dressed the following lineup for the game:

A look at tonight’s projected lines in Chicago. #DETvsCHI #LGRW

Puck drops in ONE HOUR on @NHLNetwork!— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) September 18, 2019 also posted the game summary

And the event summary:

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