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NHL: Detroit 3, Chicago 2 (OT)

April 11, 2010 at 7:07 PM   |   Comments

CHICAGO, April 11 (UPI) -- Brad Stuart scored in overtime Sunday, giving the Detroit Red Wings a 3-2 win over Chicago and denying the Blackhawks the top seed in the Western Conference.

Stuart's score came 3:11 into overtime on a long pass from Dan Cleary, who notched a pair of assists in Detroit's win.

The Wings also got goals from Patrick Eaves and Tomas Holmstrom as they clinched the fifth spot in the conference standings. Detroit will face the Phoenix Coyotes in the opening round.

Jimmy Howard posted 27 saves for the Red Wings.

Dave Bolland and Colin Fraser tallied for the Blackhawks, who settled for the No. 2 seed and will face seventh-seeded Nashville in the first playoff round.

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