FOX 17 Sports
8:48 PM PDT, March 28, 2011
It wasn't a must-win for the Blackhawks. It just felt that way.
The Chicago Blackhawks topped the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 in overtime at Joe Louis Arena, Monday night to remain in playoff position in the Western Conference.
Marian Hossa scored the game-winner against his former team 51 seconds into the extra frame. The Blackhawks opened overtime on the power-play, and Hossa buried a shot from the slot past Joey MacDonald to give Chicago the win.
Jonathon Toews and Brent Seabrook also scored for Chicago.
Nick Lidstrom and Henrik Zetterberg scored for Detroit. Lidstrom's goal in the first gave him 60 points on the season, becoming the first player at least 40-years-old to amass 60 points in a single NHL season.
The Red Wings played most of the game with only 11 forwards after Todd Bertuzzi was ejected at the 5:17 mark of the first period when he elbowed Chicago defenseman Ryan Johnson in the head. Bertuzzi was given a five-minute major and a game misconduct for the hit.
Joey MacDonald made 38 saves for the Red Wings.
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