Bryan Bickell scored a go-ahead goal early in the third period, and the Chicago Blackhawks held on to beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-3 in Game 6 on Monday night.
The Blackhawks began the third down by one but were up by two goals midway through the period. They needed the cushion because Damien Brunner scored with 52 seconds left to pull Detroit within one.
The Red Wings pulled their goaltender, but they were unable to score.
Detroit carried a 2-1 lead into the third, but Michal Handzus tied it in the opening minute of the final period. Bickell scored about 5 minutes later. Michael Frolik’s backhander on a penalty shot at the 9:43 mark put the Blackhawks ahead 4-2.
Frolik became first player in league history to score two goals on penalty shots in the playoffs, according to STATS LLC.
Chicago’s Corey Crawford made 35 saves, and Jimmy Howard stopped 24 shots for the Red Wings.
The Blackhawks sent the series back to Detroit with a 4-1 victory in Game 5 on Saturday night, then jumped in front on Marian Hossa’s goal in the first. But Patrick Eaves tied the game later in the period, and Joakim Andersson put the Red Wings up 2-1 with a long wrister 10:11 into the second period.