DETROIT (AP) – Mikael Samuelsson scored 5:14 into overtime, lifting the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night 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.

The Red Wings won the game on a 3-on-1 rush, taking advantage of Chicago defenseman Brian Campbell’s turnover near Detroit’s blue line.

Jiri Hudler raced up the left side with the puck, pushed it to his right toward Valtteri Filppula, whose drop pass set up Samuelsson for a shot that beat Khabibulin.

The first two goals were scored on power plays. The final two in regulation came at even strength.

Chicago had a two-man advantage in the first period and grabbed a 1-0 lead during the second half of the power play – off a skate – with 7:11 left in the period.

After Samuelsson left the penalty box, he failed to clear the puck out of his end. Toews was credited with a goal that went off the skate of Red Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson.

Detroit has given up a power-play goal in a franchise-record 11 straight playoff games. It is the NHL’s longest streak during one postseason in two decades.

The Red Wings tied it less than 4 minutes later. Rafalski’s shot sailed past teammate Marian Hossa’s stick and got past Khabibulin, who didn’t see the puck because Tomas Holmstrom was perched right in front of him.

Cleary scored for the third straight game, following up on his two-goal performance in Game 1 and his series-clinching goal against Anaheim in the conference semifinals.

Toews bounced back with a strong game after he and teammate Patrick Kane were held without a point in Game 1. Kane had two of his three shots in the opening period Tuesday after not recording a shot on Sunday.


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