Both teams scored goals in the second as the Wings took their second lead of the game only to give it back. Todd Bertuzzi tipped home a Mike Commodore shot early in the period while the Hawks third line was caught scrambling in its own zone. But Marian Hossa tied the game a couple minutes later with a dazzling move around the Wings zone eventually slapping home the puck past Jimmy Howard.K;0L
Hossa almost scored again but Nik Lidstrom blocked the shot with an empty net behind him. The Red Wings hit a post late in the period nearly retaking the lead again.
The play on the ice and atmosphere in the stands has had a playoff feel in a very even contest through 40 minutes.