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Game Five Loss to Red Wings Eliminates Blackhawks from Playoffs

Published by on May 28, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

The Chicago Blackhawks had their collective eye on the prize, a berth in the Stanley Cup Finals. That eye is now closed following the team's 2-1 overtime loss in game five, which eliminated them from the playoffs, to the defending champion Detroit Red Wings.

Chicago lost despite goaltender Cristobal Huet's outstanding 44-saves performance. He made countless tough saves. But his best came late in the third period on a Johan Franzen backhander off the initial rebound, when Huet was sprawled out from stopping a one-timer on a Detroit two on two. It was likely the best playoff game of his brief, undistinguished career.

As a goalie, when a team as ...

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