Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Pavel Datsyuk's tying goal with 46.4 seconds to
play in regulation kept alive Detroit's chances at home ice advantage in the
first round of the playoffs, but only for a few minutes.
Patrick Kane scored the only goal of the shootout to give the Chicago
Blackhawks a 3-2 win over the Red Wings in the regular-season finale for both
playoff-bound teams at Joe Louis Arena.
Chicago (45-26-11) needed a regulation win to claim the fifth seed in the
playoffs and nearly pulled it off, but will instead be the sixth seed with 100
points. The Blackhawks' opponent in the Western Conference quarterfinals will
be determined later Saturday, as they will face the winner of the Pacific
Division -- either Phoenix, Los Angeles or San Jose.
The Red Wings (48-28-6), meanwhile, will be the fifth seed with 102 points and
will face Nashville in the first round. The Predators, though, will have home
ice advantage in that Western Conference quarterfinal.
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