Blackhawks 5, Red Wings 3
DETROIT (AP) _ Tony Amonte, Michael Nylander and Eric Daze scored third-period goals as the Chicago Blackhawks beat Detroit 5-3 Wednesday night, handing the Red Wings only their fifth home loss.
Steve Sullivan and Dean McAmmond also scored for Chicago.
Doug Brown, Steve Yzerman and Yan Golubovsky scored for the Red Wings, whose 18-5-2 home record is the best in the Western Conference.
Amonte got off what looked like a routine shot from the left circle, but the bouncing puck skipped inside the left post and past goalie Chris Osgood for Amonte’s 21st goal at 5:34 of the third, breaking a 2-2 tie.
Osgood replaced Ken Wregget to start the second period.
Nylander’s 11th goal made it 4-2 with 8:58 left and Daze scored his 16th with 6:47 remaining.
Sullivan scored his seventh goal 55 seconds into the first period on the game’s first shot. McAmmond, in the slot, passed the puck to Sullivan in the right circle. Wregget, who faced 10 shots, was slow to get over and Sullivan flipped it inside the post.
McAmmond made it 2-0 at 4:25 when he intercepted Sergei Fedorov’s back-hand pass just inside the Chicago blue line and sped in alone on Wregget for his ninth goal.
Detroit made it 2-1 with 3:11 left in the first period on a good play by Fedorov who flashed in on goalie Steve Passmore from the left side. Fedorov got off a shot while being taken down by defenseman Boris Mironov. The rebound went to Brown in the slot and he scored his 20th goal over the pile of bodies that included Passmore.
Yzerman tied it 2-2 with his 20th goal at 3:35 of the second, skating around defenseman Anders Eriksson and beating Passmore low on the stick side.
Golubovsky scored his first NHL goal with 33.8 seconds left.
Detroit outshot Chicago 41-28.