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|Blackhawks Fall to Wings, but Still Reach Playoffs
|CHICAGO (AP) -- Jimmy Howard made 33 saves and the Detroit Red Wings beat defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago 4-3 Sunday.
However, the Blackhawks still eked their way into the final Western Conference playoff spot after Dallas fell to Minnesota later that night.
Drew Miller, Danny Cleary, Tomas Holmstrom and Pavel Datsyuk scored for the Red Wings, who had already locked down the No. 3 playoff seed in the West and were trying to build momentum for the playoffs. The Blackhawks had beaten the Red Wings 4-2 Friday night in Detroit.
Michael Frolik, Brent Seabrook and Keith had goals for Chicago.
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