Chicago Blackhawks: Joe Louis Arena
May, 19, 2013
By Scott Powers
Dave Reginek/NHLI/Getty ImagesJonathan Toews and the Blackhawks have been successful recently at Joe Louis Arena.
CHICAGO -- The Chicago Blackhawks would have obviously preferred to keep home-ice advantage against the Detroit Red Wings in their Western Conference semifinal series.
But although they lost it after falling 4-1 to the Red Wings in Chicago in Game 2 on Saturday, the Blackhawks aren’t intimidated by the fact they have to go into Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena and win at least once to advance to the next round.
“I think we’re both familiar with one another,” Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said after Sunday’s practice. “We know everybody is going to be basically playing on a level playing field. We know we’re going to have to win a game in their building. Never know how many you’re going to have to win in their building. We’ve felt we’ve been a pretty good road team all year.”