Three goal third period gives the Hawks a 1-0 series lead
Just like the Blackhawks first game during the Western Conference Quarterfinals, the Hawks got of to a slow start at entered the third period tied 1-1 at home. Unlike that series, the Blackhawks showed why they were the winner of the presidents trophy and scored three third period goals to give them a 4-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings. Just as they have all season long, the Hawks received contributions from both their forwards: (Patrick Sharp (goal and 2 assists), Marian Hossa (goal), Marcus Kruger (goal), Jonathan Toews (assist), Patrick Kane (assist), Daniel Carcillo (assist)); defensemen (Johnny Oduya (game winning goal), Niklas Hjalmarsson (assist), Nick Leddy (assist)); and goaltender (Corey Crawford stoped 20 of 21 shots).
Chicago will continue their series Western Conference Semifinals Series Saturday noon at the UC as the Hawks look to take a 2-0 series lead to Detroit.