CHICAGO — Marian Hossa's short-handed goal got the short-handed Detroit Red Wings started Sunday.
And once they got rolling, the defending champions overpowered the frustrated Chicago Blackhawks and moved to within one win of a return trip to the Stanley Cup finals.
With injured stars Nicklas Lidstrom and Pavel Datsyuk sidelined, Hossa and Henrik Zetterberg had two goals each, sending the Red Wings to a 6-1 victory and a 3-1 lead in the Western Conference finals.
"We heard this morning during the pregame meal he [Lidstrom] was not playing. We just had to deal with it," Zetterberg said. "Everybody had to step up and play."