The Chicago Blackhawks needed a big third period to keep their season alive against the Detroit Red Wings. A big third period, they delivered. And now, it’s back to Chicago for Game 7.

Michal Handzus tied the game 51 seconds into the third period and Bryan Bickell scored the go-ahead goal about five minutes later as the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Detroit Red Wings in Game 6 of their Western Conference semifinal series on Monday night.

Game 7 will be 7 p.m. Central on Wednesday at the United Center.

Corey Crawford rebounded from a bad goal to stop 35 of 38 shots.

The Blackhawks were down 2-1 entering the third period after Joakim Andersson’s knuckball shot fluttered over the glove of Corey Crawford. The Wings had all the momentum entering the third period.

But the Blackhawks nixed that almost immediately. Handzus waited, waited, then flicked one in far side to tie the game 2-2 less than a minute into the third period. Bickell then added his fifth of this postseason, standing on the doorstep and punching one through for a 3-2 lead.

Michael Frolik then added the dagger. Frolik broke away and tried to shoot but was hooked by Red Wings defenseman Carclo Colaiacovo. Officials awarded Frolik a penalty shot; for the second time in his postseason career Frolik scored on it