Chicago 3, Detroit 2

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, April 7, 2012 1:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Chicago 45-26-4-7 27-8-1-5 18-18-3-2 W1
Detroit 48-28-3-3 31-7-1-2 17-21-2-1 L2

Recap


BLACKHAWKS 3, RED WINGS 2 (SO): Patrick Kane scored the only goal of the shootout as visiting Chicago snuffed out Detroit's chances to earn the No. 4 seed for the postseason.

Corey Crawford stopped all three attempts in the shootout and made 30 saves for the Blackhawks, who saw their hopes of claiming the fifth seed disappear when Detroit's Pavel Datsyuk scored with 46.4 seconds left in regulation.

Viktor Stalberg and Andrew Shaw scored regulation goals for sixth-seeded Chicago, which will open the postseason on the road against the Pacific Division-champion Phoenix Coyotes.

Johan Franzen also scored for the Red Wings, whose loss clinched the No. 4 seed for the Nashville Predators. Nashville will host Detroit in the first round of the playoffs.

Patrick Sharp assisted on both goals for the Blackhawks, who won for the seventh time in the last eight meetings (7-0-1) in Detroit.

Stalberg put Chicago on top midway through the first period, shoveling a rebound through the pads of Jimmy Howard for his 22nd goal and third in four games.

Shaw doubled the lead late in the second period, but Franzen cut the deficit in half with his 29th goal eight minutes into the third.

Datsyuk's dramatic goal gave Detroit hopes of overtaking Nashville, which would have had to lose in regulation at Colorado later Saturday if the Red Wings won.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Blackhawks signed backup G Ray Emery to a one-year contract extension worth a reported $1.15 million. Emery was 15-9-4 mark with a 2.81 goals-against average this season. ... Detroit rookie Riley Sheahan's NHL debut started in rocky fashion when he drew a four-minute penalty for a high stick that broke the teeth of Chicago's Jimmy Hayes. Sheahan was signed Thursday after completing his junior season at Notre Dame. ... Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews sat out his 22nd straight game with concussion-related symptoms.

Top Game Performances

Chicago   Detroit
Patrick Sharp 2 Points Pavel Datsyuk 1
Andrew Shaw 1 Goals Pavel Datsyuk 1
Patrick Sharp 2 Assists Tomas Holmstrom 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Corey Crawford .938 Save Percentage Jimmy Howard .939
Corey Crawford 30 Saves Jimmy Howard 31

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Chicago 33 3 0-6 2-2 6 26
Detroit 32 2 0-2 6-6 12 27

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Detroit . The Red Wings have a W/L % of .694 after a win and .424 after a loss.
  • Chicago will play their next game on the road against Phoenix . The Blackhawks have a W/L % of .614 after a win and .474 after a loss.
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