+-
Chicago Blackhawks center Patrick Sharp celebrates with right (Credit: AP)

Chicago Blackhawks center Patrick Sharp celebrates with right wing Marian Hossa after scoring a goal against the Detroit Red Wings during the second period in Game 7 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference semifinals. (May 29, 2013)

Western Conference semifinals: Chicago Blackhawks vs. Detroit Red Wings

The Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Detroit Red Wings, 2-1, Wednesday in overtime of Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals.

Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (35) watches
(Credit: AP Photo Nam Y. Huh)

Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (35) watches the puck as defenseman Brendan Smith, right rear, works against Chicago Blackhawks left wing Brandon Saad (20) during the first period in Game 7 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference semifinals, Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (35) stops
(Credit: AP Photo Nam Y. Huh)

Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (35) stops a shot by Chicago Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw (65) during the first period in Game 7 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference semifinals, Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall (55) and
(Credit: AP Photo Nam Y. Huh)

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall (55) and Chicago Blackhawks left wing Bryan Bickell (29) collide during the first period in Game 7 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference semifinals, Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISE HERE
Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (35) blocks
(Credit: AP Photo Nam Y. Huh)

Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (35) blocks a shot by Chicago Blackhawks left wing Viktor Stalberg (25) during the first period in Game 7 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference semifinals, Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Chicago Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw (65) collides with
(Credit: AP Photo Nam Y. Huh)

Chicago Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw (65) collides with Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (35) during the first period in Game 7 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference semifinals, Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard makes the
(Credit: AP Photo Nam Y. Huh)

Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard makes the save on a shot by Chicago Blackhawks right wing Marian Hossa (81) during the second period in Game 7 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference semifinals, Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock gestures to
(Credit: AP Photo Nam Y. Huh)

Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock gestures to his players during the first period in Game 7 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference semifinals against the Chicago Blackhawks, Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Tom Tulipano, left, and his daughter Amy Tulipano
(Credit: AP Photo Nam Y. Huh)

Tom Tulipano, left, and his daughter Amy Tulipano wait outside United Center before Game 7 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference semifinals between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Detroit Red Wings, Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISE HERE
Chicago Blackhawks fan Mackenzie Bisset waits outside the
(Credit: AP Photo Nam Y. Huh)

Chicago Blackhawks fan Mackenzie Bisset waits outside the United Center before Game 7 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference semifinals between the Blackhawks and the Detroit Red Wings, Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Chicago Blackhawks fan Jim Doran, from Chicago, takes
(Credit: AP Photo Nam Y. Huh)

Chicago Blackhawks fan Jim Doran, from Chicago, takes a picture of Bobby Hull statue outside United Center before Game 7 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference semifinals between the Blackhawks and the Detroit Red Wings, Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Chicago Blackhawks enter the ice for warmups before
(Credit: AP Photo Nam Y. Huh)

Chicago Blackhawks enter the ice for warmups before Game 7 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference semifinals on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Chicago Blackhawks fans arrive at United Center for
(Credit: AP Photo Nam Y. Huh)

Chicago Blackhawks fans arrive at United Center for Game 7 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference semifinals between the Blackhawks and the Detroit Red Wings, Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Detroit Red Wings center Henrik Zetterberg (40), left
(Credit: AP Photo Nam Y. Huh)

Detroit Red Wings center Henrik Zetterberg (40), left wing Johan Franzen (93) and center Damien Brunner (24) warm up before Game 7 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference semifinals against the Chicago Blackhawks, Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISE HERE
Chicago Blackhawks center Patrick Sharp (10) and goalie
(Credit: AP Photo Nam Y. Huh)

Chicago Blackhawks center Patrick Sharp (10) and goalie Corey Crawford (50) warm up before Game 7 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference semifinals against the Detroit Red Wings, Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Detroit Red Wings left winger Justin Abdelkader (8)
(Credit: AP Photo Nam Y. Huh)

Detroit Red Wings left winger Justin Abdelkader (8) and Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson (4) collide during the first period in Game 7 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference semifinals, Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Detroit Red Wings right wing Daniel Cleary (11)
(Credit: AP Photo Nam Y. Huh)

Detroit Red Wings right wing Daniel Cleary (11) and Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) stretch before Game 7 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference semifinals, Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Chicago Blackhawks right winger Marian Hossa (81) and
(Credit: AP Photo Nam Y. Huh)

Chicago Blackhawks right winger Marian Hossa (81) and Detroit Red Wings defenseman Kyle Quincey (27) collide during the first period in Game 7 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference semifinals, Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Detroit Red Wings center Henrik Zetterberg (40) and
(Credit: AP Photo Nam Y. Huh)

Detroit Red Wings center Henrik Zetterberg (40) and Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) vie for the puck during the first period in Game 7 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference semifinals, Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISE HERE
Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) saves a
(Credit: AP Photo Nam Y. Huh)

Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) saves a shot by Detroit Red Wings left wing Justin Abdelkader, obscured, during the first period in Game 7 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference semifinals, Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (35) and
(Credit: AP Photo Nam Y. Huh)

Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard (35) and Chicago Blackhawks center Dave Bolland (36) collide during the first period in Game 7 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference semifinals, Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Detroit Red Wings' Brendan Smith looks for the
(Credit: AP Photo Nam Y. Huh)

Detroit Red Wings' Brendan Smith looks for the puck as goalie Jimmy Howard (35) and center Joakim Andersson (63) defend Chicago Blackhawks left wing Brandon Saad (20) and center Andrew Shaw (65) during the first period in Game 7 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference semifinals, Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) and right
(Credit: AP Photo Nam Y. Huh)

Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) and right wing Patrick Kane (88) and Detroit Red Wings center Gustav Nyquist (14) chase the puck during the first period in Game 7 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference semifinals, Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Chicago Blackhawks center Patrick Sharp celebrates with his
(Credit: AP)

Chicago Blackhawks center Patrick Sharp celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal against the Detroit Red Wings during the second period in Game 7 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference semifinals. (May 29, 2013)

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISE HERE
Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard lies on
(Credit: AP Photo Nam Y. Huh)

Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard lies on the ice as the puck goes into the net for a goal by Chicago Blackhawks' Patrick Sharp during the second period in Game 7 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference semifinals, Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard reaches for
(Credit: AP Photo Nam Y. Huh)

Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard reaches for the puck shot by Chicago Blackhawks center Patrick Sharp during the second period in Game 7 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference semifinals, Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in Chicago. Sharp scored on the shot. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Chicago Blackhawks center Patrick Sharp celebrates with right
(Credit: AP)

Chicago Blackhawks center Patrick Sharp celebrates with right wing Marian Hossa after scoring a goal against the Detroit Red Wings during the second period in Game 7 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference semifinals. (May 29, 2013)

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall (55) is
(Credit: AP Photo Nam Y. Huh)

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall (55) is checked into the boards by Chicago Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw (65) during the first period in Game 7 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference semifinals, Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Subscribe to Newsday’s sports newsletter

Receive stories, photos and videos about your favorite New York teams plus national sports news and events.

Comments

Newsday.com now uses Facebook for our comment boards. Please read our guidelines and connect your Facebook account to comment.