After watching their Western Conference semifinals series with the Red Wings go from what appeared to be a breeze to a battle almost overnight, the Blackhawks were looking for more speed headed into Game 3 on Monday.

To that end, winger Viktor Stalberg was back in after sitting out the first two games as a healthy scratch; Daniel Carcillo was the odd man out.

The move didn't provide the results the Blackhawks were looking for as the Red Wings earned the 3-1 victory to take a 2-1 series lead, with Game 4 on Thursday at Joe Louis Arena.

Stalberg, who played all five games in the first round against Minnesota, was excited to get back on the ice. But one shift into the game, he was headed to the dressing room. He tried to line up Red Wings defenseman Jakub Kindl for a big check, only to go head-first into the boards.

Stalberg returned later in the period and played 9:44.

He even appeared to make the score 2-2 in the third period when his shot from the circle got past Jimmy Howard. But goaltender interference was called on Andrew Shaw and the goal was disallowed, much to the dismay of the Blackhawks.

"I disagree with the call," coach Joel Quenneville said. "He didn't touch the goalie."

Minutes later, Pavel Datsyuk scored to put the Red Wings back up by two and effectively put the game away. It was a goal that only further frustrated Stalberg when later in the period he beat Howard only to hit the crossbar.