An extra point they felt they earned was there for the taking.

And in past seasons maybe the Red Wings would have swiped that point.

But those things aren't happening yet this season, and Sunday was another indication of that.

Chicago defenseman Nick Leddy scored at 2:45 of overtime, giving the Blackhawks a 2-1 victory.

The Red Wings largely controlled the last 30 minutes of this game. Maybe they outplayed Chicago.

But they left with just the one point.

Some of the reasons?

A power play that failed to convert six chances and is now 2-for-26 on the season. A slow start. An offense that continues to struggle.

But the Red Wings still had a chance for two points. To leave with one point stung.

"It's a frustrating loss," said goaltender Jimmy Howard, who stopped 25 shots. "I thought we deserved to win tonight, but it's funny the way this game is, sometimes it doesn't happen. They got an opportunity in overtime and scored."

Viktor Stalberg backed up the Red Wings defense and found Leddy in the left circle. Leddy's shot got a piece of Howard and flew into the net.

"They just came in and threw it across and he shot it across my body," Howard said. "You have to remember this is a tough place to play and whenever you can come in and get at least a point, it's a good thing.

"But two points were there and we just failed to get it."

The Blackhawks remained undefeated this season (6-0-0, 12 points). The Red Wings are 2-2-1 (5 points).

From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130127/SPORTS0103/301270343#ixzz2JHTzwW2Y