Chicago Blackhawks have waves of talented lines, making them a
difficult matchup for any team. Months after Nicklas Lidstrom retired,
they pose quite the challenge for the Detroit Red Wings.When one of the
NHL's biggest rivalries resumes in the playoffs on Wednesday night,
there will be a lot of talk about the play of goalies Corey Crawford of
Chicago and Jimmy Howard of Detroit.
There's going to be a test there for
them, Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said. We just try to keep making
progress. We've had good growth on our team all year long and it has to
continue to happen.Detroit lost decades of experience when Lidstrom
announced his retirement a year ago. The seven-time Norris Trophy winner
helped the Red Wings to four Stanley Cups and is among the best
defensemen to ever play the game.