The Hawks extended their first-period, 2-1 lead with a Tomas Kopecky goal on a delayed high-sticking call against the Red Wings. Kopecky got behind Detroit’s defense, which was keeping an eye on Brian Campbell, who entered the offensive zone with the puck. Campbell found Kopecky in the slot for his fourth goal of the year.
The Hawks tightened up on defense, allowing many fewer scoring chances and shots than they did in the opening 20 minutes. Detroit had just eight shots on net in the second period, after earning 15 in the first.