Blackhawks, Red Wings stoked heading into Game 7

Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard keeps his eyes on the puck as Chicago Blackhawks centre...

Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard keeps his eyes on the puck as Chicago Blackhawks centre Marcus Kruger comes into the play during Game 6 of the NHL Western Conference semifinal on May 27, 2013. (REUTERS/Rebecca Cook)

DEREK VAN DIEST, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:55 PM ET

CHICAGO - It’s time to drop the puck for one last time and settle this affair.

After six hard-fought games, the Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings will meet Wednesday night in Game 7 of their NHL Western Conference semifinal.

It’s a fitting end to their final conference series against each other as the Red Wings will move to the East starting next season.

“We talk about Game 7 like it’s something to avoid, but it’s as much fun as you can have in hockey,” said Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock. “It’s about having fun. When you do what you’re supposed to do and you’re organized and you trust your structure, let’s play.”

 

Videos

Photos