Sharp, Smith lead Blackhawks over Red Wings
CHICAGO (AP) Patrick Sharp and Ben Smith scored 1:09 apart late in the second period, Corey Crawford made 19 saves, and the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks opened the preseason with a 2-0 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night.
Crawford, who played every minute of Chicago's playoff run, stayed in for the entire game.
Chicago's lineup included 14 members of the championship team, but captain Jonathan Toews sat out (lower body).
Sharp opened the scoring with 3:23 left in the second on a quick wrist shot from the slot. Smith made it 2-0 on a deflection of Jimmy Hayes' long shot.