Blackhawks top Wings 3-2 in SO, still finish 6th
Despite the loss, the Red Wings clinched the fifth seed in the Western Conference and Blackhawks finish as the sixth seed.
Datsyuk tied the game with 46 seconds left and Howard pulled for the extra attacker. He drove a loose puck into an empty net off a goal-mouth scramble for his 20th goal. That goal sent the game into overtime.
The Blackhawks, who needed a regulation win to finish fifth, pulled Crawford for the final 20 seconds of regulation.
Franzen put Detroit on the board 8:11 into the third period with his 29th goal. His shot from the right corner trickled through Crawford.
Stalberg opened the scoring with his 22nd goal with 9:46 left in the first period. He put a rebound between Howard's pads.
Shaw made it 2-0 with 2:40 left in the second period when he put in a one-timer from the bottom of the left circle for his 12th goal.
Notes: Chicago agreed to terms with goaltender Ray Emery on a one-year contract extension. Emery, 29, is 15-9-4 with a 2.81 goals-against-average in 34 games this season. . Detroit forward Riley Sheahan made his NHL debut. He was the Red Wings' first-round pick (21st overall) in the 2010 NHL draft. Sheahan signed a three-year entry-level contract on Thursday.