* Detroit beat Chicago, 4-1, on Saturday and evened up this best-of-7 matchup at one game apiece. After allowing the first goal, the Wings outscored the Blackhawks, 4-0, in the second and third periods to take the win in Game 2.
* Dating to the 1995 playoffs, the Red Wings have won six straight postseason games vs. the Blackhawks at Joe Louis Arena, with five of those contests decided by a single goal. Chicago’s last playoff victory in Detroit came more than 21 years ago – a 3-1 win on May 4, 1992.
* Patrick Kane netted the Blackhawks’ lone marker in Saturday’s setback and now has seven points overall during the 2013 playoffs. Kane’s goal was his first of this year’s postseason, and just the second in his last 20 playoff games overall (dating to beginning of 2011 postseason).
* Henrik Zetterberg had two helpers Saturday, giving him three goals, six assists and four multi-point games in his last five skates overall. The Wings’ captain has 112 career postseason points since joining the NHL in 2002-03 – most of any player.
* Chicago killed all four of Detroit’s power-play opportunities in Game 2 and has yet to allow a shorthanded goal during the 2013 playoffs (24-for-24 on penalty-kill). In fact, the Blackhawks haven’t allowed so much as one power-play goal in 10 straight tilts overall (dating to April 24 of regular season).
* Detroit is 5-0 during the 2013 playoffs when scoring three or more times, but 0-4 when failing to light the lamp more than twice. Dating to the 2011 postseason, the Wings have won nine straight playoff games when netting three or more markers.