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Red Wings-Blackhawks: Breaking Down the Western Conference Final

Published by on May 16, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

Two of the NHL's Original Six will square off in the Western Conference Finals this year. The Detroit Red Wings and Chicago Blackhawks, who haven't met in the postseason since 1995 when they also played each other in the third round.

The Blackhawks have exceeded expectations, taking down the more experienced Calgary Flames and Vancouver Canucks. Chicago's speed and depth proved to be too much for even top-tier goalies, Kipprusoff and Luongo.

Detroit had a relatively easy time in the first round, sweeping the Columbus Blue Jackets before squeaking by in seven games in a heavily contested second round series against the Anaheim Ducks.

This series should provide all the excitement deserving of a conference f...

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