Get ready for some more hockey, Red Wings fans.

And starting at a reasonable hour, too.

The Red Wings advanced to the second round with a 3-2 victory in Game 7 Sunday over the Anaheim Ducks.

With the victory, the Red Wings will play the league-best Chicago Blackhawks in Round 2 and open the series at United Center Wednesday and Saturday. Games 3 and 4 are scheduled to be in Detroit the following Monday and Wednesday.

The league will release its second-round schedule Monday evening after both Game 7's in the Eastern Conference are complete.

After defeating Anaheim, the Red Wings were simply relishing this victory.

"It was tough. It had to go down as one of the best series in the last short while at least," said forward Justin Abdelkader, whose short-handed goal gave the Red Wings a 2-1 first-period lead. "It was fun to play in, back and forth, and tightly checked. Both teams played well and played hard. It was fun to be a part of."

Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg, the hero of Game 6, continued to excel in these high-pressure games with a goal and assist.

Abdelkader (short-handed) and Valtteri Filppula (who also had an assist) added the other Red Wings goals.

But Zetterberg did make things interesting by taking a delay of game penalty at 16:14 of the third period.

That led to Anaheim's Francois Beauchemin scoring at 16:43, cutting the lead to 3-2.

But the Red Wings held on in the final two minutes to secure the win.

"Really stupid timing of me to take that (penalty)," Zetterberg said. "Made it way too interesting.

"We wanted a good start and we did that. It was nice, the bounces were on our side. It was nice to see we could come back (in the series)."