Blackhawks live to fight Red Wings another day

Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard makes a save on Blackhawks forward Jonathan Toews during Game 5...

Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard makes a save on Blackhawks forward Jonathan Toews during Game 5 of their NHL Western Conference semifinal at the United Center in Chicago, May 25, 2013. (JOHN GRESS/Reuters)

DEREK VAN DIEST, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:52 PM ET

CHICAGO - The Chicago Blackhawks power play is vaunted once again. All it took was a pair of man-advantage goals to wake it from its slumber.

Having struggled for the majority of their NHL Western Conference semifinal against the Detroit Red Wings, the Blackhawks scored a pair of power-play goals en route to a 4-1 win in Game 5 Saturday.

Andrew Shaw and Jonathan Toews scored with the man advantage less than three minutes apart in the second period, lifting the Blackhawks to the win and sending the series back to Detroit for Game 6 Monday.

“Good things come from shooting the puck, there’s rebounds and loose pucks,” said Shaw, who scored on a tip in front. “We had all guys converging to the net and we just kept picking them up and kept hemming them in there. We were able to tire them out and we were rewarded.

“Scoring that power play goal was huge. I think we needed that and we had the momentum going into the next one and we buried that one, too.”


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