Western Conference Semifinals: Games 2 and 3 vs. Detroit
/ Chicago Blackhawks
The Chicago Blackhawks lost Games 2 and 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Detroit Red Wings by a combined score of 7-2, despite matching the Red Wings with 60 shots apiece over the two games. The Blackhawks will get a chance to even the series at 2-2 in Game 4 in Detroit on May 23, 2013.
Chicago Blackhawks President and CEO John McDonough poses for a photo with fans in the United Center concourse on May 18, 2013, before Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals between the Blackhawks and the Detroit Red Wings.
Patrick Sharp says hello to his wife Abby and daughter Madelyn during a pause in pregame warmups on May 18.
Patrick Kane and Patrick Sharp celebrate after Kane scored in the first period. The goal would prove to be Chicago's first and last, as Detroit added four consecutive goals in the next two periods to post a 4-1 victory.
Jonathan Toews carries the puck around the goal while Detroit's Henrik Zetterberg and goaltender Jimmy Howard look to defend. After outshooting the Red Wings 41-21 in Game 1, the Blackhawks put up only 20 shots to Detroit's 30 in Game 2.
Gustav Nyquist and Davel Datsyuk of the Red Wings challenge Marian Hossa for the puck on May 18.
Corey Crawford makes a diving save against Valtteri Filppula of the Red Wings. The netminder's save percentage took a dip in Game 2, falling from 0.952% in Game 1 to 0.867%.
Marcus Kruger and Pavel Datsyuk of the Red Wings face off during Game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals on May 20, 2013, at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Mich. The Blackhawks lost 3-1. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Corey Crawford, Marian Hossa and Detroit's Valtteri Filppula keep their eyes on the puck on May 20. (Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images)
Brent Seabrook dives in front of a streaking Gustav Nyquist but couldn't stop him from scoring Detroit's first goal of the night.
Dave Bolland and Justin Abdelkader fight for control of the puck along the boards on May 20. (Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images)
Patrick Kane celebrates after scoring against the Red Wings in the third period to cut Detroit's lead in half and bring the score to 2-1.
Jonathan Toews, who took a team-high seven shots on goal on May 20, controls the puck in front of Daniel Cleary, Henrik Zetterberg and Jimmy Howard of the Red Wings.
Patrick Sharp watches his shot whiz past the glove of Detroit netminder Jimmy Howard. The Blackhawks will get a chance to even the series at 2-2 on May 23, 2013, when they face the Red Wings in Detroit for Game 4 of the Western Conference Semifinals. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Photos by Bill Smith and Chase Agnello-Dean, unless otherwise noted.