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Seesaw series between Red Wings and Blackhawks headed for Game 7 on Wednesday night

  • Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (35) throws his stick as Chicago Blackhawks left wing Bryan Bickell (29) and teammates Jonathan Toews, hidden from view, Marian Hossa (81) of the Czech Republic, and Michal Rozsival (32) of the Czech Republic, celebrate Bickell's goal during the third period of Game 6 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs Western Conference semifinals in Detroit, Monday, May 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)The Associated Press

  • Detroit Red Wings players watch from the bench against the Chicago Blackhawks during the third period in Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs in Detroit, Monday, May 27, 2013. Chicago won 4-3. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)The Associated Press

  • Chicago Blackhawks center Michael Frolik (67), of the Czech Republic, scores a penalty shot goal against the Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (35) during the third period in Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs in Detroit, Monday, May 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)The Associated Press

You know it's a big game when The Rolling Stones is the opening act.

The Chicago Blackhawks are set to host the Detroit Red Wings in Game 7 of their second-round playoff series on Wednesday, a night after the great rock 'n' roll band plays the United Center.

Taking down the stage after the performance and preparing the ice for the game will be a massive undertaking, but the Blackhawks say they aren't worried about the surface. They're just excited about the opportunity after being down 3-1 at one point in the series.

Chicago regained the momentum with a 4-1 victory in Game 5, and then stayed alive with a 4-3 win in Detroit on Monday night. Now the Red Wings get one day to regroup for their second Game 7 on the road this postseason.