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Video: Abdelkader’s short-handed goal lifts Wings

May 13, 2013, 2:00 AM EST

For a long time, it looked like it would stand up as the game-winning goal.

Justin Abdelkader‘s short-handed goal late in the first period of Sunday’s Game 7 gave the Detroit Red Wings their second lead of the evening over the Anaheim Ducks.

In the end, Valtteri Filppula‘s goal in the second period will count as the winner, as the Red Wings advanced to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs with a 3-2 win over the Ducks in the seventh and deciding game of the series.

But was the Abdelkader goal, which broke open a 1-1 tie, the one that killed the Ducks?

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  1. 13datsyuk13 - May 13, 2013 at 2:12 AM

    It slowed momentum but did not kill them.

  2. travishenryskid - May 13, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    Meanwhile, Tony Lydman is curled up in a ball in a dark room.

  3. polegojim - May 13, 2013 at 10:51 AM

    THIS is the Abdelkader we’ve been waiting for all season!!!

    Keep it up Justin!

    Go RED WINGS!

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