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Red Wings Beat Chicago 3-1, Take Series Lead

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Pavel Datsyuk #13 of the Detroit Red Wings looks to drive around Johnny Oduya #27 of the Chicago Blackhawks during the first period in Game Three of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Joe Louis Arena on May 20, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Pavel Datsyuk #13 of the Detroit Red Wings looks to drive around Johnny Oduya #27 of the Chicago Blackhawks during the first period in Game Three of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Joe Louis Arena on May 20, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

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DETROIT (AP) – The Detroit Red Wings beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-1 on Monday night and take a two games to one lead in the best of seven series.

Gustav Nyquist and Drew Miller scored 31 seconds apart midway through the second period and Pavel Datsyuk restored a two-goal lead in the third to help the Detroit Red Wings secure the win over the Blackhawks.

Patrick Kane scored 4:35 into the third period to pull Chicago within one. The Blackhawks celebrated as if they tied the game about a minute later, but Andrew Shaw’s goal was waved off because he was in the crease.

Datsyuk’s goal 6:46 into the final period gave the Red Wings a 3-1 lead.

The seventh-seeded Red Wings have a shot to put the top-seeded Blackhawks on the brink of elimination Thursday night in Game 4  listen to all the playoff action on 97.1 The Ticket.

 

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