Series (Game 1 of 8)

Detroit leads 7-1

Game 1: Thursday, October 27th
Red Wings5
Game 2: Saturday, October 29th
Red Wings4Final
Game 3: Tuesday, November 1st
Red Wings4
Game 4: Friday, December 23rd
Red Wings3Final
Game 5: Saturday, March 11th
Red Wings6
Game 6: Sunday, March 12th
Red Wings5Final
Game 7: Friday, March 31st
Red Wings2
Game 8: Thursday, April 13th
Red Wings7Final

Blackhawks 2

(3-7-0, 6 pts)

Red Wings 5

(10-1-0, 20 pts)

7:30 PM ET, October 27, 2005

Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan

1 2 3 T
CHI 1 1 02
DET 1 1 35

M. Schneider (Red Wings - D): Goals: 2, Assists: 0

H. Zetterberg (Red Wings - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

P. Datsyuk (Red Wings - C): Goals: 0, Assists: 2

Chicago (3-6-0) at Detroit (9-1-0) 7:30 pm EDT

Chicago (3-6-0) at Detroit (9-1-0), 7:30 pm EDT

DETROIT (Ticker) -- A balanced scoring attack and solid goaltending are two reasons why the Detroit Red Wings are off to a terrific start.

The Red Wings look for their 10th win in 11 games this season and their seventh in a row Thursday when they open a home-and-home series against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Henrik Zetterberg and Jason Williams lead the team with 13 points and are among five players in double figures after 10 games. Pavel Datsyuk is the top goal scorer with seven.

Netminder Manny Legace has played in every game and has a 1.79 goals-against average. A member of Detroit's Stanley Cup championship team in 2001-2002, he can become the first NHL goaltender to win 10 games in October.

Datsyuk and Brendan Shanahan scored two goals each Monday as the Red Wings recorded their second win in three days over the Columbus Blue Jackets, a 6-2 triumph.

Chicago has lost three of its last four games, including a 5-3 defeat against the Nashville Predators on Tuesday.

Jim Dowd and Matthew Barnaby scored in the second period and Jim Vandermeer added a power-play tally in the third for the Blackhawks, who were just 1-for-13 with the man advantage.

Detroit was 4-2-0 against Chicago in 2003-2004.