The Red Wings scored twice in the second and third periods to sink the Blackhawks 4-1 and even their Western Conference semifinals at a game apiece. Damien Brunner, Brendan Smith, Johan Franzen and Valtteri Filppula found the back of the net for Detroit, which hosts Game Three in the best-of-seven set on Monday. Jimmy Howard stopped 19 shots in the victory. Corey Crawford allowed all four goals on 30 attempts in defeat. Patrick Kane scored the lone goal for Chicago, which won Game One 4-1 on Wednesday.
Alberto Callaspo knocked in five runs, including a three-run homer, as the Angels dropped the White Sox, 12-9. Mark Trumbo scored three times and hit a solo homer for Los Angeles, which snapped a three-game slide. Robert Coello picked up the win while Ernesto Frieri locked up his eighth save. Hector Gimenez had a three-run home run and four hits for Chicago, which had won four in-a-row. Adam Dunn and Alex Rios also knocked in two runs each for the ChiSox. Dunn left in the fifth with a back injury. Nate Jones suffered the loss.
Final game of the series is this afternoon with the Pre-Game Show at 2 on Newstalk 1060.
Anthony Rizzo and Nate Schierholtz each hit a solo home run to help the Cubs clobber the Mets, 8-2. Starting pitcher Scott Feldman knocked in a pair of runs for Chicago, which has won five-of-seven. Feldman picked up his fourth win while striking out six over six-and-two-thirds innings of shutout ball. Rick Ankiel lifted a two-run shot in the ninth for New York, which had won two in-a-row. Jeremy Hefner gave up four runs in as many innings to slip to 0-and-5.