Friday was a very nice bounce back game for the Red Wings. They showed the ability to score, take advantage of the power play and had a solid all around game on the defensive end. Now, was everything perfect? No way. But, it was a step in the right direction for the 2013 version of this team.

The Wings now head back on the road and, without question, face their toughest test yet early in this shortened season. Chicago is, statistically, the best team in the NHL right now. They're undefeated with 5 straight wins to open the year. The Hawks are top 10 in all the major team stats too. These two teams are rivals though so it very well may be a case of throwing everything we think we know out the window. It isn't the blood feud the Wings had back in the day with the Avalanche, but Detroit and Chicago always seem to bring the best out of each other. If anything, it should be an entertaining and fun game to watch with all the skill on the ice.