Detroit Red Wings shut out Chicago Blackhawks, 4-0
By JAY COHEN
AP Sports Writer
CHICAGO — Tyler Bertuzzi made a big play in front of the net and Dominic Turgeon contributed on the penalty kill.
A couple of familiar names helped the Detroit Red Wings to a nice road win.
Bertuzzi and Anthony Mantha each had a goal and an assist, and Detroit beat the sloppy Chicago Blackhawks 4-0 on Sunday.
“I thought it was a pretty complete game,” Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said.
Dylan Larkin and Mike Green also scored for Detroit, which had dropped two in a row after a four-game winning streak. Petr Mrazek made 27 saves in his second shutout of the season and 12th of his career.
Chicago (22-17-6) had won three of four, including a 2-1 victory against Central Division-leading Winnipeg on Friday night. But the Blackhawks looked sluggish for most of their final game before their bye week.
“That was tough to watch,” coach Joel Quenneville said. “We used the word brutal. I thought that might be complimentary. Out to lunch. Use ’em all. That wasn’t good enough. Nowhere near good enough.”
Bertuzzi, the nephew of former NHL forward Todd Bertuzzi, made it 4-0 when he punched in his first career goal on a rebound 13:37 into the third period. He also has five assists in 10 games this season.
“I think I took two whacks at it before it actually went in,” Bertuzzi said. “I was excited that it squeezed through his (legs).”
The Wings (18-18-7) played without forwards Justin Abdelkader and Darren Helm, who were sidelined by lower-body injuries after they got hurt during Saturday’s loss at Pittsburgh.