Agence France-PresseMay 28, 2013 00:00
Bryan Bickell scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period and the Chicago Blackhawks won 4-3 at Detroit on Monday to avoid elimination in the National Hockey League playoffs.
The Blackhawks knotted the best-of-seven Western Conference second-round series at 3-3 to force a seventh-game showdown on Wednesday at Chicago.
Detroit or Chicago will face either defending champion Los Angeles or San Jose, whose own seventh-game showdown is on Tuesday, in the Western Conference final. The West winner will face Boston or Pittsburgh in the Stanley Cup Final.