Chicago, IL (Sports Network) - Johnny Oduya's go-ahead goal just over eight
minutes into the third sparked a three-goal final frame that vaulted the
Chicago Blackhawks to a 4-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings in Game 1 of
this Western Conference semifinal series from United Center.
Patrick Sharp posted a goal and two assists, while Marcus Kruger and Marian
Hossa each scored once for the Presidents' Trophy winning Blackhawks, who have
won eight straight against the Red Wings, including all four meetings during
the regular season.
Corey Crawford stopped 20-of-21 shots for Chicago, which disposed of the
Minnesota Wild in five games in the first round.
Damien Brunner recorded the lone Detroit goal, while Jimmy Howard posted 38
saves for the seventh-seeded Red Wings, who upset the Pacific Division
champion Anaheim Ducks in seven games to advance.
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