The Blackhawks have evened things up with the Bruins in the Stanley Cup Finals. Chicago was a 6-to-5 winner in overtime last night at Boston in Game Four to tie the series at two games apiece. Game Five is Saturday in Chicago.
Meanwhile, the Red Wings are a step closer to playing in a new home. On Wednesday, the Free Press revealed that Detroit’s downtown development authority approved a memorandum of understanding with with the Ilitch family to build a new arena in the area close to Comerica Park and Ford Field. It’s expected to serve as the centerpiece of a planned $650 million dollar revitalization project for blighted stretches of the northern portion of the downtown area. Once any deal is finalized, it is expected construction will take up to two years. In its initial form, no money from either the City of Detroit or Wayne County will be used to fund the project. The Red Wings have called the city of Detroit home since their 1926 inception. Detroit had played in the now-demolished Olympia from 1927 until the early portion of the 1979-1980 season before moving into Joe Louis Arena.