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Western Conference Semifinals: Game 1 vs. Detroit

by Mackenzie McCluer / Chicago Blackhawks
After closing out the Western Conference Quarterfinals series against the Minnesota Wild, the Chicago Blackhawks faced the Detroit Red Wings for Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals on May 15, 2013, at the United Center. The Blackhawks pulled away with three goals in the third to defeat the Red Wings, 4-1.

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Jim Cornelison belts the national anthem on May 15, 2013, as U.S. Marine Corps veteran Barbara Whitehead O'Rourke, U.S. Navy veteran Jim King and Ann Marie Borkowski of the U.S. Coast Guard salute the flag. The Blackhawks partner with the USO of Illinois to honor active and retired military personnel on the ice each game.

Patrick Kane tries to break through Detroit's defense on May 15. The Blackhawks outshot the Red Wings by a two-to-one margin, attempting 42 shots to Detroit's 21.

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Michal Rozsival controls the puck against Valtteri Filppula, Kyle Quincey and Brendan Smith of the Red Wings.

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Marian Hossa celebrates with Patrick Sharp after getting the Hawks on the board with a first-period slap shot.

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A young fan cheers after a Blackhawks goal.

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Dave Bolland scraps with Justin Abdelkader on May 15, his first game back from an injury that kept him out of the first round lineup.

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Johnny Oduya sends a wrist shot flying past Detroit goaltender Jimmy Howard to net the Blackhawks' second goal of the game and the first playoff game-winning goal of his career.

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Patrick Sharp celebrates Johnny Oduya's goal, for which he tallied a helper. His two assists and the empty-net goal he added in the third period brought his playoff point total to a team-high nine (6G, 3A).

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Patrick Kane moves the puck up the ice alongside Jonathan Toews as Detroit's Pavel Datsyuk, Niklas Kronwall and Johan Franzen look to defend.

Marcus Kruger celebrates after tallying in the third period to give the Hawks a two-goal lead.

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Fans cheer after time expires against Detroit on May 15.

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Patrick Sharp snaps a photo of his mom wearing a Patrick Kane jersey in the basement of the United Center. Sharp later tweeted out the photo, adding the hashtag #WrongPatrickMom.

Photos by Bill Smith and Chase Agnello-Dean.

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