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Young, seventh-seeded Red Wings have evened 2nd round series at 1 with top-seeded Blackhawks

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    Detroit Red Wings' Brendan Smith (2) controls the puck past Chicago Blackhawks' Patrick Kane (88) during the third period of Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Western Conference semifinals in Chicago, Saturday, May 18, 2013. The Red Wings won 4-1. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) (The Associated Press)

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    Chicago Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews (19) reacts as he looks for the puck against Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard during the second period of Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Western Conference semifinals Saturday, May 18, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) (The Associated Press)

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    Chicago Blackhawks' Jonathan Toews (19) battles for position in front of the goal with Detroit Red Wings' Henrik Zetterberg (40) during the second period of Game 2 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Western Conference semifinals in Chicago, Saturday, May 18, 2013. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) (The Associated Press)

The Detroit Red Wings have gotten much younger than they used to be.

And now, as the Chicago Blackhawks are finding out, Detroit is a much better team than it was during the lockout-delayed regular season thanks to its improved cast of inexperienced players.

Red Wings rookie Brendan Smith netted game-winning goal in Saturday's series-evening, 4-1 win at Chicago.

First-year player Damien Brunner and rookie Gustav Nyquist have also scored game-winning goals this postseason and teammate Joakim Andersson ranks among rookie scoring leaders.

Chicago is counting on a young, but experienced, player as the second-round series shifts to Detroit for Game 3 on Monday night.

Captain Jonathan Toews, a 25-year-old center, is in an eight-game postseason scoring slump that dates to last year.

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