Sep 17, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) is congratulated by right wing Patrick Kane (88) for a victory against the Detroit Red Wings during the third period at the United Center. The Blackhawks beat the Red Wings 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports
Patrick Sharp and Ben Smith scored and Corey Crawford made 19 saves as the Hawks shutout the Red Wings 2-0 Tuesday night at the United Center.
Sharp broke the scoreless tie at 16:37 in the second, he took a drop pass from Jeremy Morin and sent a wrist shot from the top of the right circle pass Wings goaltender Jonas Gustavsson. Smith redirected a Jimmy Hayes shot 1:09 later for a 2-0 lead.
Wings Teemu Pulkkinen and Mitch Callahan were ejected for boarding misconduct penalties, in the first and second period respectively. Hawks defenseman Michael Kostka who was on the receiving end of Pulkkinen’s boarding check in the first did not return.
The Hawks will host the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night in their second preseason game at 7:00 p.m. CT (CSN-CH/WGN 720).
The Penguins are 0-2 in their preseason having lost 5-4 in shootout to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sept. 15 and 4-1 to the Wings on Sept. 16.
Brandon Cain (@BrandonMCain) joined the FanSided Sports Network in May 2013 and is a co-editor of Cubbies Crib and staff writer of Da Windy City. He covers the Blackhawks, Fire, and White Sox for DWC and the Cubs for CC. ([email protected])