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Second period wrap: Hawks 4, Wings 1

DETROIT -- The Chicago Blackhawks lead the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 after two periods at Joe Louis Arena.

The Hawks added to a 3-0 first intermission advantage with a power play goal by Marian Hossa early in the second period. Brent Seabrook sent a pass from behind his own net to Hossa who was standing at the Wings' blue line. The puck deflected off defenseman Brad Stuart’s skate and right to Hossa who went in alone on goalie Jimmy Howard for his 25th goal of the year.

Detroit got on the board very late in the middle period when Drew Miller tipped in a pass off a Wings’ rush.

The period ended with words between Jonathan Toews and Johan Franzen, who ran Niklas Hjalmarsson into the boards.

The Hawks scored three times in the first period including 27 seconds into the game. Brent Seabrook, Ben Smith, and Brian Campbell had the tallies. It was Smith’s first career NHL goal and point.

Corey Crawford has had to make only 15 saves through 40 minutes, allowing just the one goal. The Hawks are playing one of their best games in weeks.