(DETROIT) — Thanks in part to a huge third period, the Chicago Blackhawks live to play another day.
The Blackhawks scored three goals in the third period to edge the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 and force a decisive Game 7 in their Western Conference semifinal series.
Bryan Bickell scored the go-ahead goal to allow the NHL’s top-seeded team a shot to advance to the Western Conference finals after trailing 3-1 in the series last week.
“We’re doing the right things to score goals and we’re confident when we get those chances that they’re going to go in somehow,” Chicago captain Jonathan Toews said. “We’ve got that momentum, we want to keep it.”
The Red Wings took a 2-1 lead into the third period at home but were unable to hang onto the lead.
“If I would’ve told Detroit and Michigan we would play in Chicago in Game 7, I think everybody would be excited about that,” Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said. “I love Game 7s.
“We’ve got a chance to push them out of the playoffs. It should be a lot of fun.”
Game 7 will be played on Wednesday night in Chicago.
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Jill Martin, CNN