NHL Game Summary - Chicago at Detroit

3:05 PM, Apr 7, 2012   |    comments
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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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