Red Wings blank Blackhawks, take 3-1 series lead

9:59 PM, May 23, 2013   |    comments
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Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Jimmy Howard posted 28 saves for his second career playoff shutout and Detroit took a commanding lead in their Western Conference semifinal series against Chicago with a 2-0 win in Game 4.

Jakub Kindl scored the game-winner while Daniel Cleary sealed the win with an empty-netter as the Red Wings now hold a 3-1 lead in this best-of-seven series.

Detroit will have its first shot at advancing to the conference finals for the first time since 2009 on Saturday as Game 5 will take place in Chicago.

Corey Crawford gave up just one goal on 26 shots for the Blackhawks, who have dropped three straight games for the first time this season since taking a 4-1 victory in Game 1.

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