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CHICAGO -- When the Chicago Blackhawks were on the brink of playoff elimination, they had the feeling that all they needed was one win to turn it around. Adidas Nmd r1 Boost x Gucci Mane . They were right. Brent Seabrook sent a wrist shot past Jimmy Howards glove 3:35 into overtime, and the Blackhawks completed an improbable comeback with a 2-1 victory over the Red Wings in Game 7 of their second-round playoff series on Wednesday night. "You go back to after Game 4," coach Joel Quenneville said. "Their approach and the belief in the room, and each other, was there. It was a strong season and we had to find a way. I think winning here in Game 5 got us excited again and got the momentum back. "The last two games were tightly fought and amazing games." The Blackhawks, who had the best record in the NHL regular season, rallied from a 3-1 series deficit to reach the Western Conference final against the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings. For just the second time in NHL history, the final four teams remaining in the playoffs are the four most recent Stanley Cup winners. Chicago captured the Cup in 2010. Seabrook picked up a loose puck and skated in on Howard through the middle of the ice, with Detroit defenceman Niklas Kronwall in front of him. His shot hit Kronwalls leg before it sailed into the left side of the net for the defencemans first goal of the post-season. "I dont know if I saw it go in to be honest," Seabrook said. "I just heard the horn going and the boys jumping out. It was a pretty exhausting game, but I think I was more tired during the celebration with guys jumping and pushing me in the face and dragging me down. "Its exciting. You dont get to do that too many times." The sellout crowd of 22,103 roared as Seabrook skated over to the boards and was mobbed by his delirious teammates. Howard put his arm around Kronwall, who was down on one knee, and tried to console him while the Blackhawks celebrated. "Its tough. How do you get upset at someone whos sacrificing their body out there to block shots?" Howard said. "Kroner has been huge for us all year and you know, he doesnt deserve that luck." It was quite a change from the end of the third period, when the Blackhawks thought they had scored the go-ahead goal. But it was waved off with less than two minutes remaining by referee Stephen Walkom, who called a pair of penalties behind the play. Patrick Sharp put Chicago in front in the second period, but Henrik Zetterberg tied it in the third for No. 7 Detroit, which beat second-seeded Anaheim in seven games in the first round. Howard finished with 33 saves. "Theyre a very talented group," Detroit coach Mike Babcock said. "I think we pushed them very hard in the series and had a lot of fun doing it." Chicago made it to the conference finals for the first time since it won the title three years ago and will host Los Angeles in Game 1 on Saturday. The Kings advanced with a 2-1 victory over San Jose in Game 7 on Tuesday night. Pittsburgh will host Boston in the opener of the Eastern finals on Saturday. Chicago was one of the favourites to win the Stanley Cup when the playoffs began, storming to the Presidents Trophy during the lockout-shortened season. The Blackhawks then boosted their credentials with a five-game win over Minnesota in the first round and a convincing 4-1 victory against the Red Wings in the series opener. But Howard and Detroit responded with three straight victories, pushing Chicago to the edge of elimination. The frustrated Blackhawks held a team meeting the day after Game 4, where the seeds were planted for their improbable comeback. Three victories later -- in which the Blackhawks outscored the Red Wings 10-5 after managing just two goals in Games 2-4 -- they became the 25th team to win a series after trailing 3-1. It was the first time in franchise history Chicago has made such a comeback. "We dug really deep," captain Jonathan Toews said. "We came in here and asked ourselves a question: How bad we wanted it. You got your answer right there. Thats a heck of a way to pull out four wins in seven games." Crawford finished with 26 saves, continuing his strong performance after allowing a soft goal that nearly proved costly in Game 6. He was especially tough after Detroit turned up the pressure early in the third. The Blackhawks celebrated wildly when Niklas Hjalmarsson blasted a slap shot by Howard with 1:47 left in regulation, prompting cheers from the raucous crowd. But Chicago forward Brandon Saad and Detroit defenceman Kyle Quincey got tangled up in front of the Red Wings bench. Walkom stopped play to give roughing penalties to both players as the Blackhawks went in for what appeared to be the go-ahead goal. "It was getting to the point where he had to call the penalty, I guess. We were going back and forth," Quincey said. "I guess it worked in our favour there." Toews had a long discussion with one of the officials while the cheers turned to boos as the crowd realized the goal was waved off. The Red Wings then rushed down the ice, and Johan Franzens shot was blocked by defenceman Duncan Keith. After a seesaw series with all sorts of twists and turns, Chicago and Detroit faced off one more time in a Western Conference playoff game. The Red Wings will move to the East after this season as part of NHL realignment while the Blackhawks remain in the West. Playing on soft ice due in part to The Rolling Stones concert on Tuesday night, the Original Six teams provided a fitting conclusion to a compelling series. "You have to give the Red Wings credit," Sharp said. "Theyre a well-coached team, they keep coming at you. Each game could have gone the other way. But we have to be proud of ourselves in this locker room for being able to battle back." The Blackhawks got an opening at the start of the second period when Sharp got Kronwall to turn the puck over while the Red Wings changed lines. Sharp then skated in with Michal Handzus and Marian Hossa and finished a pretty passing sequence with his seventh goal of the playoffs at 1:08. The Red Wings tied it at the beginning of the third. Gustav Nyquist made a nice move to get open along the boards and found a streaking Zetterberg on the left side for the captains first goal since the Red Wings 3-2 victory at Anaheim in Game 7 of the first round. "To go all the way, you need a lot of luck," Detroit forward Daniel Cleary said. "You need to be healthy to win. The last five teams that won Cups were still alive. Theres probably a reason for that. Theyre a good team. I mean, tip your hat to them. They played well." NOTES: Detroit C Valtteri Filppula didnt return after leaving in the first period with an undisclosed lower body injury. ... It was the third Game 7 between the Red Wings and Blackhawks. Detroit won 4-2 in 1964, and Chicago returned the favour by the same score a year later. ... White Sox 1B Paul Konerko won his matchup with Cubs RHP Jeff Samardzija in shoot the puck after the second period. Former Bulls star Scottie Pippen and Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman both received warm ovations when they were shown on the video board. Adidas Nmd r1 Boost x Gucci . Lack made 20 saves for his third shutout of the season as the Canucks blanked the St. Louis Blues 1-0 in the first post-Olympic game for both teams night. Adidas Superstar Mesh Wit/Marine/Rood . -- About a third of the way through the regular season, the Washington Wizards are at . http:///...wit-colorful-44.html . -- Stanford squashed Oregons national championship hopes again, schooling the Ducks in power football.Got a question on rule clarification, comments on rule enforcements or some memorable NHL stories? Kerry wants to answer your emails at cmonref@tsn.ca! Hi Kerry, Aside from all of the missed call in last nights Bruins/Rangers game, the most puzzling one was when two players on opposing teams were struck by high sticks on the same play. The other night, Tyler Seguin was hit with a high stick and almost at the same time Seguins stick came up and hit Chris Kreider as well. Both players went to the ice holding their face, yet there was no call on either side.What is the correct ruling for that? Should each offending player have gotten a high sticking penalty off-setting? Or if one caused the other to occur as he was reacting, is there cause and effect rule? Finally, what I was really curious about; if each player was assessed a penalty for high-sticking, but one player was cut and one wasnt, would there be a power play for the bloodied player? Thanks, keep your rulings coming! Tim Rasmusson Tim: That really was a bizarre play; the likes of which I have seen before. The correct ruling on the play should have been a double minor penalty assessed to Steve Eminger of the NY Rangers for cutting/injuring (as reported) the face of Tyler Seguin.  No penalty would result to Seguin for the normal follow through of his shot that cut Chris Kreider. Injury to both players occurred almost simultaneously as Seguin was in the act of shooting the puck on goal with Chris Kreider fronting the Bruins player for an attempted shot block. Rule 60.1 provides a caveat to the premise that players must be in control of their sticks at all times. The rule specifically states; "However, a player is permitted accidental contact on an opponent if the act is committed as a normal windup or follow through of a shooting motion, or accidental contact on the opposing center who is bent over during the course of a face-off." Thee only high-sticking infraction deserving of a penalty on this play was committed by Steve Eminger. Adidas Superstar Suede Roze/Wit. It would appear that in the absence of a minor penalty at the very least, this high-sticking incident was undetected by the on-ice Officials. At least one other missed high-sticking infraction occurred very early in the game when Rangers Captain, Ryan Callahan finished a check on Zdeno Chara and cut the Bruins Captain for stitches between the eyes. When a stick reaches the height of Charas head there is little doubt it could only be determined a high stick! That is if the Referees or Linesmen detect it? On this play Chara advanced the puck up-ice from deep in the corner to the left of Tuukka Rask. Ryan Callahan was in a glide path to finish a check on the big defenceman. All eyes of the officiating crew followed the path of the puck exiting the zone and a gap of coverage resulted on the finish of the check. The closest Referee to the play was on the opposite side along the goal line. Since the puck moved beyond the top of the circle and exited the zone he should have remained focused on Callahan and Chara. The linesmen would instinctively focus on the puck as it exited the Bruins zone. The Referee in the neutral zone was now responsible for action on the puck as it entered the neutral zone. The penalty box attendants in Madison Square Garden were not nearly as busy compared to the medical staff of both teams throughout this wild contest. The Rangers find themselves with their backs are against the wall. If they are to fight another day Henrik Lundqvist will have to be even better tonight, if such a thing is even humanly possible. One thing is certain; hes going to need some help and a huge effort from every one of his teammates if the Rangers stand a chance. It would also be advisable for them to keep their sticks down—you cant run the risk that a high-stick infraction will be detected. 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