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Discuss: Ducks win in OT, Red Wings facing elimination

May 9, 2013, 1:15 AM EDT

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The Anaheim Ducks are on the verge of pushing through to the second round of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs.

The Ducks won Game 5 of their Western Conference quarter-final against the Detroit Red Wings and now lead the series three-games-to-two.

Nick Bonino scored the winner at 1:54 of overtime, and the Ducks earned a 3-2 victory over the visiting Red Wings.

  • That was Bonino’s third of these playoffs.
  • For the first time in this series, the Ducks won in overtime. Bucking the trend.
  • Ducks’ forward Daniel Winnik was given a major penalty for boarding in the second period for hitting Red Wings’ forward Daniel Cleary from behind into the end boards. Is further discipline coming? Or needed?
  • Both goalies were good right from the outset of this game. Jimmy Howard made 31 saves in the loss. Jonas Hiller made 29 saves. Here’s a look at some of Howard’s work.
  • With the Red Wings leading and only 32 seconds remaining in the second period, Ryan Getzlaf showed incredible patience and then wired a perfect wrist shot to tie the game. He’s got three in this post-season.
  • Three of the four games played throughout the league on Wednesday went to overtime. Love it.
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