Game 1: Blackhawks 4, Red Wings 1
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A long layoff didn't hurt the Blackhawks as they began their final Western Conference matchup against the rival Red Wings. Marcus Kruger and Johnny Oduya scored third-period goals as the Hawks ramped up their playoff intensity, sending 42 shots at Wings goalie Jimmy Howard. Marian Hossa scored the game's first goal in the first and Patrick Sharp capped it with an empty-netter.