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Detroit’s Cleary helps ground us about series with Chicago

May 26, 2013, 11:31 AM EDT

Daniel Cleary AP

Detroit’s 4-1 loss in Game 5 to Chicago helped send the series back to Michigan for Game 6. Red Wings forward Dan Cleary scored their lone goal last night and provided us all with the clarity we needed about this series following the game.

Cleary told reporters afterwards, as Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times shared, “Whoever thought this was going to end in five games is crazy.”

Well that’s a bit of a stinger for any overly optimistic Wings fans/direly pessimistic ‘Hawks fans. It’s tough to imagine anyone thought Chicago would pull a full no-show in Game 5 and have the Red Wings end their rivalry celebrating at United Center.

That said, five out of six of us here at PHT did have it going just five games… With Chicago coming out on top. Detroit can make us all look like dummies by pulling things out on Monday night at home.

  1. chanceoffleury1 - May 26, 2013 at 4:39 PM

    The only people surprised by Detroit’s success are people who didn’t watch enough regular season hockey. It’s the same thing as the Pens-Isles series. If you took 10 minutes to look at a regular season results schedule you’d see the Pens struggled against any team with a lot of speed whether it be the Isles or Toronto or whomever. Chicago never beat Anaheim in the regular season and only had 1 regulation win against Detroit. Even though they were only one playoff seed apart, Detroit is a much better structured team with far more experience than Minnesota had. Not to mention they came into the playoffs winning a lot of important games at the end of the season. Thinking Chicago’d polish off the Wings in 4 or even 5 games is a pretty busch league prediction.

  2. polegojim - May 26, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    Didn’t think it would end in 5, but believe it will end in 6 tomorrow.

    Great Chicago team… but Wings skating like games 3, 4… plus Howard… are too much for the Hawks.

    • polegojim - May 27, 2013 at 12:59 AM

      Thumbs down… but no real defense via comments proves the point.

      Go RED WINGS!

  3. detroitcityy - May 26, 2013 at 9:16 PM

    Detroit will win Monday

    • drone501 - May 27, 2013 at 12:08 AM

      wings are still a great team.

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