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Red Wings get needed boost with win over Blackhawks

CHICAGO Mike Babcock wanted to see his players elevate their game, to respond to the increased tempo of NHL hockey as spring beckons. He got it. The Detroit Red Wings entered Wednesday against the Chicago Blackhawks at United Center on a three-game winless streak and exited with a confidence boosting 3-2 shootout victory. After a thrilling overtime that saw Helm tear off on a breakaway, Pavel Datsyuk was stopped on a high backhand. Jonathan Toews whipped off a quick shot that beat Jimmy Howard. Gustav Nyquist scored five-hole on Corey Crawford. Patrick Kane saw his shot go off the crossbar. Tomas Tatar succeeded on a deke to his backhand, and Howard stopped Patrick Sharp to earn two...

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