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Discuss: Ducks come back against Red Wings but lose in OT

May 3, 2013, 1:32 AM EDT

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If you tuned into the Anaheim Ducks-Detroit Red Wings game early in the third period, your first impression may have been that it was already over and remaining minutes were just a formality.


The Red Wings jumped to a 4-1 lead early in the third period, but the Ducks roared back with three goals in just under 10 minutes to send the game to overtime. The comeback fell short, however, as Gustav Nyquist scored on the power play to give the Red Wings a 5-4 overtime win, sending the series back to Detroit tied 1-1.

Some talking points.

  • Red Wings’ forward Johan Franzen scored twice and temporarily left the game in the second period after taking a shot to the part of the body no man ever wants to get with a puck. He did return in the third period. A tough productive night.
  • Not sure what Ducks defenseman Sheldon Souray was thinking when he took a healthy whack at Wings’ forward Justin Abdelkader with 38 seconds remaining in the third period of a tied hockey game. Souray was penalized and the Wings took advantage in overtime.
  • Good night for the power plays. The Wings finished the night three-for-six on the man advantage. The Ducks went one-for-five.
  1. valoisvipers - May 3, 2013 at 1:41 AM

    The Mule took one where it hurts and so did the Ducks in OT.

  2. 19to77 - May 3, 2013 at 2:15 AM

    Sheldon Souray cost his team the game. Way to piss away all the effort the Ducks made for that comeback on a pointless slash.

  3. xjokerz - May 3, 2013 at 5:11 AM

    Thank you souray – go wings

  4. helladonks - May 3, 2013 at 8:02 AM

    Lol souray

  5. drpompanoduke - May 3, 2013 at 9:22 AM

    Hurray for souray. Go wings. Rock the JOE!

  6. polegojim - May 3, 2013 at 9:30 AM

    It wasn’t Souray’s fault any more than Selanne or Hiller for other goals…

    The only reason this game was even close… was the Wings went into cruise control starting at the end of the second. They got what they deserved for it too. Can’t do that in the playoffs and can’t play 40 minutes of playoff hockey and call it good.

    That’s a leadership issue that Hank and others must fix.

  7. hockeyknowledge - May 3, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    Bad game for the goalies, neither will happy with their game.

  8. eonbluekarma - May 3, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    Ducks are dirty. Led by dirty Getzlaf. They’ll never do anything good with him leading the way.

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