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DETROIT -- The Chicago Blackhawks scored three times in the third period for a come-from-behind 4-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Monday night at Joe Louis Arena and force Game 7 in the Western Conference semifinal series.

Chicago was down 3-1 in the series. Game 7 is Wednesday night at Chicago's United Center.

Marian Hossa had a goal and an assist and Michal Handzus, Brian Bickell and Michael Frolik scored in the third period for the Blackhawks on Monday. Jonathan Toews had two assists and Corey Crawford stopped 35 shots.

Patrick Eaves, Joakim Andersson and Damien Brunner scored for Detroit. Jimmy Howard made 24 saves.

Handzus tied the game at 2-2 just 51 seconds into the third period. He was left alone at the bottom of the right circle and waited a couple of seconds before beating Howard to the far side for his first goal of the postseason.

Bickell gave the Blackhawks a 3-2 lead 5:48 into the third by putting in a loose puck from just outside the crease. It was his fifth goal of the playoffs.

Frolik made it 4-2 at 9:43, when he scored on a penalty shot for his third goal after he was hooked on a breakaway by Detroit defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo. Frolik beat Howard with a backhand shot.

Brunner scored with Howard pulled for the extra attacker with 51.7 seconds left. It was Brunner's fifth goal.

Andersson's goal with 9:49 remaining in the second period gave the Red Wings a 2-1 lead. His harmless looking, fluttering wrist shot from the top of the left circle -- with the puck on edge -- tipped off Crawford's glove and into the net as Crawford tried to catch it. It was Andersson's first of the playoffs.

Eaves tied the game at 1 with 1:09 left in the first period. He put in the rebound of Drew Miller's shot for his first goal of the playoffs.

Hossa's power-play goal 3:53 into the game opened the scoring. He jammed one in off a goal-mouth scramble just nine seconds after Jakub Kindl went off for interference. It was Hossa's fifth goal of the playoffs.

NOTES: Detroit defenseman Brendan Smith said Chicago was getting away with too many liberties after whistles. "They are getting away with a lot of those after-the-whistle cheap shots or whatever; maybe (referees) don't see it," Smith said between Games 5 and 6. "I don't think it frustrates anybody in here. We want to hold our ground. They're trying to be pesty and whatnot. If you let them get under your skin then they've won. You see them hacking and slashing after the whistle." ... Watching the game from the stands were Pittsburgh Pirates' manager Clint Hurdle, who is a native of Michigan, and Pirates' infielder Brandon Inge, who is a former Detroit Tiger. The Pirates are in Detroit playing a series against the Tigers.
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