Blackhawks beat the Wings; Cubs rout Sox 9-3

CHICAGO — The Blackhawks are moving on to the NHL conference finals. And the Cubs are proving no match for their crosstown rivals.

On Wednesday, the Chicago Blackhawks went into game seven tied at three games a piece. But the 'Hawks came back to win two games in a row. The Blackhawks beat the Detroit Redwings 2 to 1.

The Blackhawks will take on the L.A. Kings at the conference finals on Saturday at the United Center.

On the northside of Chicago, the Cubs and White Sox were back in action as the Crosstown Classic continued.

The Cubs shutdown the White Sox on Monday 7 to 0 with former Notre Dame wide receiver Jeff Samardzija throwing a two hit shut out at U.S Celluar Field.

Tuesday's game was postponed because of storms. No make up date has been set.

The Cubs hoped to continue their winning ways when the series moved to Wrigley on Wednesday.

Cubs catcher Dioner Navarro hit three home runs and drove in six runs as the Cubs routed the White Sox 9 to 3. Navarro was the first Cubs player in almost three years to hit three home runs in a single game. The last came on July 20, 2010 when former Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez hit three against the Houston Astros.

The Crosstown Classic concludes Thursday at Wrigley.

With a win on Thursday, the Cubs could claim the Crosstown trophy for the first time since 2007.

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