NHL Roundup: Blackhawks clip Red Wings in OT
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Marian Hossa scored on a power play 51 seconds into overtime, lifting the Chicago Blackhawks to a 3-2 win Monday night against the Detroit Red Wings.
Henrik Zetterberg was called for hooking Patrick Kane with 3.7 seconds left, putting Chicago on the power play to begin the extra session. The Blackhawks took advantage on Hossa's shot from the left circle -- his first goal against Detroit as an ex-Red Wing -- off a pass from Kane.
The Blackhawks improved their precarious playoff positioning with their third win in four games. They began the night in eighth place, barely ahead of idle Calgary and Dallas and one point behind Anaheim, which hosted Colorado late Monday.
Jonathan Toews and Brent Seabrook scored in the first period to give Chicago a 2-1 lead that held up until Danny Cleary was credited with a goal early in the third. Zetterberg appeared to score the second tying goal of the game on a shot that went off Chicago defenseman Chris Campoli.
Detroit's Nicklas Lidstrom made it 1-all in the first period and became the NHL's first 40-year-old defenseman with 60 points in a season.
Corey Crawford made 33 saves for the Blackhawks.
Detroit's Joey MacDonald stopped 38 shots while starting in place of Jimmy Howard, who has a balky left shoulder but might play Wednesday at home against the St. Louis Blues.
• Alex Ovechkin is practicing again with the Washington Capitals after taking a week off to recover from an undisclosed injury. Ovechkin was back on the ice and said he was "ready to go" for tonight's game against Carolina. ... Kings forward Anze Kopitar will have surgery Wednesday to repair torn ligaments in his severely sprained right ankle. An MRI exam Monday confirmed the Kings' leading scorer will need corrective surgery that will keep him out indefinitely.
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Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook (7) celebrates his goal against Red Wings goalie Joey MacDonald in the first period.
First Published March 29, 2011 12:00 am