Penalty shot nabs 'Hawks win over Wings

BY foxsports • April 11, 2009

Dustin Byfugliuen scored on a penalty shot with 28 seconds left, breaking a tie and lifting the Chicago Blackhawks to a 4-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday.

Niklas Hjalmarsson netted his first NHL goal, and Ben Eager and Andrew Ladd also scored for Chicago. Brian Campbell chipped in with two assists, and Cristobal Huet stopped 21 shots.

Valtteri Filppula and Henrik Zetterberg scored for Detroit. Ty Conklin made 22 saves.

Byfuglien was hooked by Niklas Kronwall on a partial breakaway and was awarded the penalty shot. He beat Conklin with a high shot for his 15th goal.

Ladd added an empty-net goal with 10 seconds remaining.

The teams will conclude the regular season with a rematch in Chicago on Sunday.

Eager tied it at 2 with 11:07 left with his 11th goal, beating Conklin with a shot from the high slot.

Zetterberg gave the Red Wings a 2-1 lead with 1:02 remaining in the second period. He slapped in a rebound for his 31st goal.

Chicago scored just 16 seconds into the game as Hjalmarsson beat Conklin with a slap shot from just inside the blue line.

Filppula's power-play goal with 9:01 left in the first period tied it for Detroit. He put in Jiri Hudler's back pass across the crease, from the bottom of the right circle, for his 12th goal.


Detroit LW Johan Franzen signed an 11-year deal worth $43.5 million. He is second on the team with 34 goals. ... Chicago RW Patrick Sharp missed his fourth game with an undisclosed lower body injury. ... Detroit RW Marian Hossa didn't play because of a groin injury. Red Wings C Kris Draper sat out with an upper body injury. ... Detroit wore its uniforms from the New Year's Day Winter Classic game against Chicago at Wrigley Field. ... Red Wings 47-year-old D Chris Chelios skated a regular shift at right wing.

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