Detroit used their experience and depth to take a 5-2 game one victory over the Chicago Blackhawks. Johan Franzen had 3 points as the Wings outshot the Hawks 43-32.
In other NHL news Commissioner Gary Bettman has been quoted as saying that Phoenix would be moved back to Winnipeg before being allowed to move to Hamilton and that the TO area would only be allowed an expansion team.
Sergei Gonchar is hoping to be ready to go for the Penguins series vs Carolina.
Jim Balsillie has announced on www.makeitseven.ca that his proposed team has landed two major corporate sponsors; Labatt’s and Home Hardware.
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