Blackhawks Into Western Finals With Detroit Win

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Reuters
Brent Seabrook scored the game-winning goal in overtime to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 2-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday and complete an amazing series comeback that advanced them to the NHL's Western Conference finals.

Chicago Blackhawks left wing Saad celebrates his game winning goal with teammate Sharp during the third period of their NHL hockey game against the San Jose Sharks in Chicago

Brent Seabrook scored the game-winning goal in overtime to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 2-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday and complete an amazing series comeback that advanced them to the NHL's Western Conference finals.

Chicago had trailed 3-1 in the best-of-seven series but delivered three successive wins to stun the Red Wings and set up a conference finals meeting with the Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings.

Playing in front of their anxious home crowd, the Blackhawks grabbed the early advantage on Patrick Sharp's goal in the second period.

Detroit captain Henrik Zetterberg, who had been held without a goal during the playoff series, evened the score 1-1 just 26 seconds into the third before they went into overtime.

Seabrook then broke his post-season scoring drought 3:35 into the extra period with a snapshot from an assist by Dave Bolland.

Jimmy Howard made 33 saves for the seventh-seed Red Wings, who won in Game Seven in the first round of the playoffs against Anaheim but were unable to finish off the Blackhawks, whose offense finally got going to score four goals in each of Game Five and Game Six and set up Wednesday's decider.

Corey Crawford made 26 saves for the Blackhawks.