Corey Crawford stopped all 19 shots he faced, and Patrick Sharp and Ben Smith scored in the second period when the Chicago Blackhawks blanked the Detroit Red Wings, 2-0, at United Center.
"He didn't get tested much," Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said of Crawford. "But we got him a full game and he looked like he was tracking the puck well."
Sharp broke a scoreless tie at 16:37 of the second when he took a pass from Jeremy Morin and snapped a shot past Gustavsson. Smith scored 1:09 later.
"You play your first game of the year and suddenly you've got nine forwards there and they're out of gas fast," Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said. "I didn't think we had much of a push there tonight to tell you the truth. I thought we killed penalties good. Other than that, though, they were better than we were. They had the puck more. But it's a good evaluation. We had a lot of kids in the lineup here tonight."
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