Stars Benn tries to score on Blackhawks Crawford in Chicago
Dallas Stars left wing Jamie Benn (L) tries to score as Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford defends during the first period at the United Center in Chicago on December 8, 2010. UPI/Brian Kersey
Jimmy Howard stopped 39-of-40 shots Monday, backstopping Detroit to a 3-1 win over Chicago and a 2-1 lead in its Western Conference semifinal series.
Brendan Smith netted the go-ahead goal in the second period Saturday and the Detroit Red Wings beat Chicago 4-1 to even their Stanley Cup semifinal series 1-1.
Johnny Oduya put Chicago in front 8:02 into the third period Wednesday and the Blackhawks downed Detroit 4-1 to open their conference semifinal series.
Two goals from Marian Hossa staked Chicago to an early lead Thursday and the Blackhawks easily advanced in the playoffs by downing Minnesota 5-1.
The Chicago Blackhawks killed six Minnesota power plays and got two goals from Patrick Sharp to top the Wild 3-0 in the Western Conference quarterfinals.
Jason Zucker scored 2:15 into overtime Sunday and the Minnesota Wild edged Chicago 3-2 to get back into their first-round Western Conference series.
Michael Frolik gave Chicago an early lead Friday and Patrick Sharp broke things open in the third period to bring the Blackhawks a 5-2 triumph over Minnesota.
Bryan Bickell scored 16:35 into overtime Tuesday, propelling the Chicago Blackhawks over Minnesota 2-1 in their first-round playoff series opener.
Corey Crawford allowed only a shorthanded goal in the second period and made 25 saves Friday in lifting the Chicago Blackhawks over Calgary 3-1.
Corey Crawford came on in relief to stop all 14 shots he faced Wednesday and the Chicago Blackhawks beat Edmonton 4-1 to clinch the Presidents' Trophy.