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Red Wings win in OT to head back to Stanley Cup finals

By Red Wings win Western Conference with 2-1 OT victory over Chicago

Detroit, MI – DETROIT (AP) - Darren Helm scored 3:58 into overtime to give the
Detroit Red Wings a 2-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on
Wednesday night in the Western Conference finals and set up a
Stanley Cup finals rematch with Pittsburgh.

Detroit's Dan Cleary opened the scoring 6:08 into the third
period, and Chicago's Patrick Kane tied it with 7:07 left in
regulation with his first goal of the series.

Cristobal Huet, playing for the injured Nikolai Khabibulin, made
44 saves for the Blackhawks. He forced overtime with a spectacular
stop from his stomach, lifting his right leg to knock away Johan
Franzen's shot in the closing seconds. Detroit's Chris Osgood stopped 30 shots.

Detroit will host Pittsburgh in game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals Saturday May 30th

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