And that's all that really counts when it's playoff time.
SAN JOSE, Calif. - Leave it to Buff. Dustin Byfuglien came through once again when the Blackhawks needed him most -- to break the tie and ultimately seal a 2-1 victory against the San Jose Sharks in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals on Sunday at HP Pavilion.
Byfuglien scored the tiebreaker at 13:15 in the third period, with Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews being credited with the assist. The Sharks attempted to tie the game again but couldn't, not even after Kris Versteeg was sent to the penalty box at 19:04 for tripping.
The game ended with Versteeg still out on the penalty. Blackhawks goaltender Antti Niemi ended the game with 44 saves out of 45 shots. Sharks goaltender Evgeni Nabokov stopped 38 out of 40 shots by the Blackhawks. via CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
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