Chicago completed an exhilarating series comeback on Wednesday night against Detroit. The Blackhawks put a punctuation mark on the Western Conference semifinals when Brent Seabrook sent a shot past Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard 3:35 into overtime of Game 7 in Chicago.
The game-winner gave Chicago a 2-1 victory and propelled the conference's top-seeded team to a matchup with defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles. The Blackhawks began the series with a 1-0 advantage before losing three straight and landing on the brink of elimination.
Chicago, the 2010 NHL champs, are now eight wins away from another title. Detroit, competing in its 22nd straight postseason, must think about the season-ending three-game losing streak throughout the summer.
Final: Chicago 2, Detroit 1 (Overtime)