Anaheim Ducks vs. Detroit Red Wings: Live Score, Updates and Analysis
The Detroit Red Wings stayed alive in their Western Conference Quarterfinal on Friday night, defeating the Anaheim Ducks in overtime by a score of 4-3 to force the first Game 7 of the Stanley Cup playoffs, Sunday in Anaheim.
It was a tactical game that saw the Wings score late in the first period on a beauty by Pavel Datsyuk. The Ducks battled back in the second and tied the game after a puck bounced into the Red Wings net off the chest of Detroit defenseman Brendan Smith.
In the third, Detroit opened up a 3-1 lead and looked to have the game in hand with less than five minutes to go, before late goals from Emerson Etem and Bobby Ryan forced the game into extra time.
But it didn't take long to finish things off. At just 1:04 of overtime, after an Anaheim icing call, Henrik Zetterberg tallied his second of the game—and the series—with helpers from Niklas Kronwall and Pavel Datsyuk to win the game 4-3 and tie the series at three games apiece.
The big lines were key for both teams tonight but in the end, the Red Wings' gunners prevailed. Zetterberg and Datsyuk stepped up when needed to send the series back to Anaheim.
Sudden death Game 7 goes Sunday at the Honda Center.
Final Score: Detroit Red Wings 4 Anaheim Ducks 3 (OT)
Icing call with 58 seconds gone in overtime. Bruce Boudreau uses his time out.
Right off the draw, Zetterberg fires the puck past Hiller.
FINAL SCORE: DETROIT 4 ANAHEIM 3
Overtime is now underway. Can the Ducks keep up their nasty streak while staying out of the penalty box in sudden death?
Franchois Beauchemin is the busiest Duck after 60 minutes, with 22:25 of ice time. Up front, it's Getzlaf with 19:57. Emerson Etem is plus-two for Anaheim.
For the Wings, Nicklas Kronwall logged 22:13. Zetterberg was 20:41 while Datsyuk was 20:24. Those three players all finished the game even, while Brendan Smith is a minus-two.
Despite the even scoresheet at the end of the third period, shots after 60 minutes are now 37-26 in favor of Anaheim.
Hits are 25-24 Ducks, while Detroit was slightly superior in the faceoff circle 32-30.
Anaheim's scoring plays late in the third:
Etem unassisted at 16:32
Ryan from Perry and Beauchemin at 17:23
Who's the overtime hero tonight?
For the fourth time in six games, this series is headed to overtime.
End of regulation: Detroit 3 Anaheim 3
Zetterberg has a great chance with a minute to go, but he hits the post. Game goes on...
Tie game -- Bobby Ryan follows up Etem's goal against the Wings' big line with 2:37 to go.
Finds open space in front of the net, and now it's 3-3.
Time out Detroit.
Emerson Etem tucks a puck into the net against the flow of the play.
Detroit 3 Anaheim 2. 2:40 to go.
The Ducks are starting to play with that edge that they're known for, but they may have left it too long.
Once they have the lead, the Red Wings do not often lose their composure.
Octopus number three hits the ice as the Wings take their 3-1 lead into the home stretch. About 4:30 to go.
Scoring play is Abdelkader from Filppula and Cleary at 11:30, at even strength.
Detroit 3 Anaheim 1
That's a huge lead in this series.
After the power play ends, Justin Abdelkader takes advantage of the shift after the goal.
The shot from the wall may have hit Danny Cleary on the way in. Regardless, Detroit has a 3-1 lead with 8:30 left in the third period.
Solid PK by the Ducks, and Perry's antagonism is well-known in his bag of tricks.
Jakub Kindl fires a big point shot with nine seconds to go in the power play, but Hiller smothers it successfully.
Wings get their third straight power play. Cogliano takes down Datsyuk on an undisciplined play. Wings might be able to seal this game in the next two minutes or less.
Chirping has begun between the benches. Tempers have been relatively calm so far considering this is an elimination game.
Scoring play was Zetterberg with his point shot on the power play, from Samuelsson and Datsyuk at 6:19 of the third period.
Can the Wings ride this lead to Game 7?
GOAL! First goal of the series for Zetterberg breaks the tie.
2-1 Red Wings
Here we go. Detroit heads to the power play as Kyle Palmieri goes off for high-sticking deep in the endzone.
Is this our game's turning point?
Blocked shots and tight defense at both ends of the ice mean limited scoring chances to start the third.
The officials chose not to whistle a possible penalty by the Ducks on Todd Bertuzzi. Looks like this series will be decided 5-on-5.
TWO octopi on the ice to start the third period. Fans at the Joe are doing everything they can to secure a Red Wings victory.
Third period is underway. This is do or die for the Red Wings. Win or go golfing.
Faceoffs have now just about evened out—22-21 in favour of the Ducks. Hits are 19-17 for Anaheim.
Ice time leaders for the Wings are now Jakub Kindl on the blueline with 13:55 and Henrik Zetterberg with 13:02 at forward.
For the Ducks, it's still Sbisa at a whopping 15:22. Despite his penalty, Ryan Getzlaf is now the busiest Anaheim forward with 12:23.
Second period comes to a close with no further drama. Score 1-1 at the end of two periods. Just one penalty so far in the game. Shots now 21-17 in favor of the Ducks.
Fast end-to-end action since Anaheim's goal, but scoring chances are still kept to a minimum.
With 3:29 to go in the second, shots are now 16-15 in favour of Anaheim.
The edge in the first period went to the Red Wings but so far in the second, it has favored the Ducks. Still anybody's hockey game!
Scoring play is Palmieri from Etem at 11:31 on the own-goal by the Wings to tie this game 1-1.
Fifth goal of the series for Anaheim's so-called fourth line.
GOAL! Palmieri hits the post, then the rebound deflects off the chest of Brendan Smith into the net.
Game is now tied 1-1. Bad luck for Detroit.
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