CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -The Chicago Blackhawks won their first playoff series in 13 years, eliminating Calgary by beating the Flames 4-1 in Game 6 of their first-round Western Conference matchup Monday night.
Chicago's previous playoff series win was a four-game sweep of Calgary in 1996.
Patrick Kane had a goal and an assist for Chicago, with Adam Burish and Brian Campbell also scoring. Dustin Byfuglien added an empty-net goal and had two assists. Rookie Kris Versteeg, a Calder Trophy nominee, also contributed two assists.
Todd Bertuzzi scored the lone goal for the Flames, who managed just two goals in the final two games of the series. They were ousted in the first round for a fourth straight season.
Nikolai Khabibulin played a stellar game in net for the Blackhawks with 43 saves. He robbed Calgary's Olli Jokinen on scoring chances in the first and second periods.
Calgary's Miikka Kiprusoff stopped 12 shots in the loss.