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Discuss: Red Wings force Game 7 with OT win

May 10, 2013, 11:02 PM EDT

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There will be a seventh and deciding game between the Anaheim Ducks and Detroit Red Wings.

Friday presented some nervous, perhaps deflating moments for the Red Wings, but that changed when Henrik Zetterberg scored in overtime to give Detroit a 4-3 overtime win in Game 6 of the Western Conference quarter-final.

The Red Wings had a two-goal lead with less than four minutes remaining in the third period, before the Ducks scored twice in the span of 51 seconds to send the game to overtime.

Here are some talking points.

  • It took six games, but Zetterberg finally scored his first goal of this series. Impeccable timing, too, but not as good as his second goal of the game.
  • Go to the net and good things happen. Justin Abdelkader‘s shot from the half boards deflected off the body of Daniel Cleary and past Jonas Hiller to give Detroit a 3-1 lead in the third period.
  • The Red Wings needed Jimmy Howard to be great. And he was, making several big saves in the win.
  • Did Corey Perry get away with a trip on Ducks defenseman Kyle Quincey behind the net just seconds before Bobby Ryan‘s tying goal in the third period?
  • While we’re on the subject of the Ducks’ comeback: what was Red Wings forward Valtteri Filppula thinking on giveaway behind the net?
  • Wonder what exactly was said between Ryan Getzlaf and Todd Bertuzzi at the benches during a break in play just before the midway point of the third period?
  1. dtownbeatdown - May 10, 2013 at 11:05 PM

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  2. dtownbeatdown - May 10, 2013 at 11:09 PM

    Sorry about that. What I was trying to say before my phone rudely convulsed. I don’t care who you are this has been some of the best hockey I’ve seen in a while on both sides. All hockey fans can appreciate this series. Regardless of what has happened this will be decided with one game now. And that is just exciting. Woo I’m pumped.

  3. stunzeed5 - May 10, 2013 at 11:14 PM

    dtown is correct; the Caps-Rangers series as well!!!

  4. oquintero99 - May 10, 2013 at 11:24 PM

    So Perry tripped his own defenseman?

  5. blackhawksdynasty - May 10, 2013 at 11:32 PM

    I love watching a game 7 in the Stanley Cup playoffs. I don’t care what teams are playing.

  6. hammerhead5573 - May 10, 2013 at 11:33 PM

    The great thing about hockey, is for the most part teams who make the playoffs make it for a reason. Whether you backed in or strolled in, you made it. Now Detroit has an opportunity to do what many (including me) at the start of this series thought they couldn’t do, and beat a team that is statistically better than they are. Even though I do not care for the Wings, I have seen enough of them to know you should not count them out of any game until the final horn goes off. And in the end if they win or lose, they will do it with class. Of course there are plays that are questionable but aren’t there in most series that goes 7 games? Whoever wins this series, it is definitely deserved.

  7. soundsofsuccess7 - May 10, 2013 at 11:49 PM

    Hiller isn’t the answer should Anaheim desire a Game 7 Vicktory.

    Hiller would’ve given up 6 or 7 goals had Detroit’s many shots that hit the bars of the net gone in.

  8. canesman99 - May 10, 2013 at 11:51 PM

    I’m confused. Why would perry trip his own defenseman as their team was scoring, did he sleep with his wife like Major League?!?! … Silly typos!!

  9. soundsofsuccess7 - May 10, 2013 at 11:51 PM

    Also, I feel that if you note Perry’s uncalled trip, Detroit’s “0 penalties committed” is notable when compared to the Ducks’ 3.

  10. 19wasthebest - May 10, 2013 at 11:53 PM

    This game should NEVER have went to OT. The ref should have called that punk Perry on the tying goal. He looked right at the trip and did not call. I don’t care if they put the whistle away as long as if a penalty that will lead to a quality scoring chance or a goal is called. No way the 3rd goal should have counted. The referees in this game let a lot go that should have been called. But then again the only way Ducks can win this series is with help. The right team won tonight.

  11. polegojim - May 10, 2013 at 11:54 PM

    Great win…
    Hank’s breaking through x2 was beautiful
    Dats goal was stunningly classic
    Howard was awesome
    Mule was relatively quiet… but impacted the game just by his presence
    Nyquist is starting to feel it

    Complaints…
    Why do the Wings relax like that??? They stopped skating and started coasting… against the DUCKS??? Just cannot happen
    Lazy turnovers reared their head and almost cost them the game, and the season
    Filppula… HOLY BRAIN DEAD PLAY BATMAN… just foolish beyond belief

    Lastly… Perry and Getzlaf can be such baby-punks. Cheap shots on the ice and punch the glass and talk trash… from the BENCH… wooooo… such scary bad boys. Love to see them get Kronwalled.

  12. xoscroggsxo - May 11, 2013 at 12:05 AM

    For the confused people, He didn’t trip his own player he tripped Kyle Quincey the wings D man. .. Go wings!!!

  13. mydoglouie - May 11, 2013 at 12:06 AM

    I’m just thankful that a terrible deflection didn’t factor in ending the wings season.

    On another note, if getzlaf accused Pavel of diving on the penalty he drew, he hasn’t been watching him over his career. Then perry chopping him! How is that not called?!? The liberties he takes have always been punk moves!

    End to duck season Sunday.

    Go wings!

  14. bensawesomeness - May 11, 2013 at 1:30 AM

    Can’t get a whole lot more even that 4 games going into overtime, and on top of it, we’re tied at 3-3 going into Sunday

    Great Series

  15. clefty1 - May 11, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    The Wings have made some of the games a bit to interesting. Quincey’s turnover lead to the unfortunate deflection off of Smith and what a bonehead mistake by Filppula. Perry should of been called for tripping Quincey on the tying goal. The series has been fun to watch and now it comes down to a game 7. GO WINGS!

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