Preseason Recap: Detroit 6, Chicago 3. 

Following a disappointing loss in overtime against Boston, the Wings had a productive game with rivals Chicago Blackhawks. 
Seconds into the game, Luke Glendening gets the goal, with the assists by Ott and Miller. Not too long after that, Frk scores from the faceoff to make it a quick 2-0 game.
On a penalty from Smith, the Wings looked good on their penalty kill. They kept the Hawks from setting up and and creating chances. The Wings could continue dominating right as Dekseyser buries one with a nice pass from Smith and Bertuzzi. 
Alexandre Fartin would get the first goal for the Hawks on a breakaway. There wasn’t good defense from Ouellet and Dekeyser. Moving to the second period, another Hawks goal would be produced from Dennis Ramussen. 3-2. 
But Larkin would get a backhand goal from Athanasiou! Then Mantha joined in for the scoring fun, propelling the Wings to a 5-2 lead to wrap up the second period. Shots: 23-8 after forty minutes 
Two goals in the third period; One by Brandon Mashinter to put up Chicago by three. Athanasiou would get the empty net goal to lift the Wings to a 6-3 victory when the clock ran out. 
Overall, our offense was strong and present. Mrazek made some big saves as his first full game back from the World Cup, having just 11 saves from Chicago’s offense. Frk had a strong game, as well as the Ott/Miller/Glendening line again. The speedy line of Larkin/Athanasiou/Mantha looked promising as well. The biggest concern was the shaky defense. 
The two Chicago goalies, Nalimov and Johansson, would both total for 25 saves. 
Detroit bumps up to a 3-0-1 preseason record. Chicago falls to 1-3-0.

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