Detroit takes 2-0 lead in series

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DETROIT – Mikael Samuelsson scored 5:14 into overtime, lifting the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks tonight and a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals.

Chris Osgood made 37 saves for the defending Stanley Cup champions. Game 3 is Friday night in Chicago.

Jonathan Toews' second goal of the game with 7:40 to go in regulation pulled Chicago into a 2-2 tie.

Toews gave Chicago the lead midway through the first period, but Brian Rafalski got Detroit even later in the frame. Dan Cleary made it 2-1 early in the second.

Nikolai Khabibulin stopped 35 shots for the Blackhawks.

 
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