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Do-or-die for Blackhawks after 2-0 loss to Detroit – with highlights


With a balky power play and an inability to solve Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard, the Hawks were shut out for the first time all season in a 2-0 Game 4 loss that thrust them shockingly down 3-1 in this Western Conference semifinal. Game 5 is Saturday at the United Center.

A Jakub Kindl power play goal in the second period was the official game-winner, and Dan Cleary knocked home an empty-net score in the final minute to seal things. Howard, meanwhile, followed a 39-save effort in Game 3 with a 28-save blanking in Game 4.

Howard’s second career playoff shutout also marks the first time the Hawks have lost three straight games all season.

Click here for more on this story from the Chicago Tribune

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Jonathan Toews and the Red Wings’ Henrik Zetterberg face off in the first period. (Brian Cassella / Chicago Tribune)


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