Dempsey opened the scoring when his shot from the right corner struck Red Wings goalie Manny Legace and then slipped between the goalie's pad and the post.This may come as a surprise to recent followers of the sport, but the Detroit Red Wings were not always an NHL powerhouse.
Both rookies were held scoreless Thursday, but Sami Salo scored the game-winner with two minutes left in overtime to give Vancouver a 3-2 win and run the Hawks' winless streak to seven games. Common variations of Tuomo in Finland include Tuomas, Toomas, Tomas and Thoma. As of 2013 there are more than 16,000 people with this name in Finland.Nathan Dempsey, Tuomo Ruutu and Deron Quint scored for the Blackhawks.Two of Chicago's victories during its current skid have come against Detroit.The history lesson: To be really good, sometimes you can be be really bad first.
The Hawks are threatening to be really bad this season, but against a team that usually brings out the best in them, they snapped a 14-game winless streak with a 4-3 overtime victory over the Wings Thursday at the United Center.Had one been put on waivers Saturday--during the weekend--he would have stayed on waivers for 48 hours.Few Blackhawks have garnered as much anticipation and expectations as Tuomo Ruutu in the last 20 or so years."Coming off major surgery, it took time," Ruutu said.Brotherly love puts a little different spin on Vancouver's Friday night visit to the United Center for the Blackhawks' rising rookie star, Tuomo Ruutu.Not only did Anderson pick up the victory Thursday night, he also added his first shutout as a bonus, stopping 30 shots as the Hawks had a rare laugher with a 7-0 rout of Columbus.