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Red Wings stun Ducks in OT

Curtis Zupke  - NHL.com Correspondent | Friday, 05.03.2013 / 2:37 AM

ANAHEIM -- Make room for this edition of the rivalry between the Anaheim Ducks and Detroit Red Wings.

The final 22 minutes of Game 2 in their Stanley Cup Playoff series Thursday night represented everything that is heart-pounding and intense about this rivalry.

Gustav Nyquist abruptly ended it with a power-play one-timer from the left side 1:21 into overtime to give Detroit a 5-4 win Thursday night in Game 2 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals. The goal came after a furious three-goal rally by the Ducks that seemed destined to conclude with an Anaheim win -- but instead ended in a white-and-red celebration as Detroit evened the series 1-1.

Valtteri Filppula got the puck low on the right side and fed Nyquist for his first career playoff goal. Goalie Jonas Hiller had no chance.

"It's obviously a great feeling," Nyquist said. "You just celebrate with the guys. It was a special feeling."

The goal came with one second left in a slashing call against Anaheim defenseman Sheldon Souray at 19:22 of the third period.

Anaheim trailed 4-1 with less than 13 minutes remaining before a Ducks' rally put Honda Center into a steady roar: Captain Ryan Getzlaf scored on a nifty backhand with Danny DeKeyser on his back at 7:50, and Kyle Palmieri's shot from the right side somehow eluded Jimmy Howard's glove at 12:31 to cut the deficit to one goal.

Bobby Ryan completed the comeback with a one-time snap off a pretty give-and-go play with Cam Fowler at 17:38. Detroit nearly put the madness to rest when Pavel Datsyuk walked in on Hiller with about 40 seconds to go in regulation, but his backhander was stopped by the goaltender's outstretched arm.

Game 3 is Saturday night in Detroit – and maybe everybody's heart rate will have settled by then. The Red Wings will not have DeKeyser, who broke his right thumb.

"He's done," Detroit coach Mike Babcock said.

The rest of the Red Wings' young core -- including Nyquist -- will presumably learn from this.

"I thought tonight, though, we were at times as frazzled as we've been in a long time," Babcock said. "Guys want to win bad. You get standing around watching instead of playing. It's a good life lesson for our crew and good for kids. We have lots of kids on our team. They're not like veterans. They're just different."

Anaheim was going for its 2-0 series lead since 2009 and first 2-0 series lead against Detroit since 2003. That's significant considering the voodoo that hangs around the Ducks at Joe Louis Arena, where it has lost eight of 13 playoff games, although they are 5-4 there since 2003.

"We lost an opportunity to put a stranglehold on them in the series, and we let it get away," Ryan said. "The team has been resilient all year in coming back in those opportunities and we believed. We almost pulled it off.

"You lose that home-ice advantage, right? Now they only have to take care of their building. I don't know. I don't think we were going to win in four games anyway. We knew we were going to have to win in their building. Now it's paramount to do it earlier."

Johan Franzen had a huge game with two power-play goals despite being helped off the ice at the end of the second period because he "got a bump," Babcock said. His second goal 20 seconds into the third period gave Detroit a 4-1 lead after he whacked in a second-period rebound for a 3-0 advantage.

Detroit jumped to a 2-0 lead in the opening 4:20 and played a much better road playoff game than Game 1 for the first 40 minutes.

The Ducks closed to 3-1 before the second intermission. Howard left a big rebound from Teemu Selanne's shot and Saku Koivu took it off his skate and tapped it home at 10:53. The goal snapped a 21-game scoring drought.

But Koivu took a charging penalty at the end of the second period and Franzen knocked in in a rebound on the ensuing power play.

Damien Brunner stepped into the spotlight with a goal and two assists as there was a night-and-day difference from Game 1 in Detroit's forecheck at the start. Selanne made an ill-advised pass in his corner that Kyle Quincey tipped toward Brunner in the slot for a wrist shot at 4:20 for his first career playoff goal and a 2-0 lead.

Justin Abdelkader silenced the building 48 seconds into the game with a wrist shot from far out that went off Francois Beauchemin and beat Hiller.

1st2nd3rdOTT
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Scoring Summary
1st Period
00:48DET Justin Abdelkader (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Pavel Datsyuk (1) 1 - 0 DET
04:20DET Damien Brunner (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Kyle Quincey (1) 2 - 0 DET
2nd Period
01:04DET PPG - Johan Franzen (1) Tip-in - ASST: Damien Brunner (1), Pavel Datsyuk (2) 3 - 0 DET
10:53ANA PPG - Saku Koivu (1) Tip-in - ASST: Teemu Selanne (1), Francois Beauchemin (1) 3 - 1 DET
3rd Period
00:20DET PPG - Johan Franzen (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Henrik Zetterberg (1), Damien Brunner (2) 4 - 1 DET
07:50ANA Ryan Getzlaf (1) Backhand shot - ASST: Kyle Palmieri (1), Bryan Allen (1) 4 - 2 DET
12:31ANA Kyle Palmieri (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Nick Bonino (1), Bobby Ryan (1) 4 - 3 DET
17:38ANA Bobby Ryan (1) Tip-in - ASST: Cam Fowler (2), Saku Koivu (1) 4 - 4 Tie
1st OT Period
01:21DET PPG - Gustav Nyquist (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Valtteri Filppula (1), Daniel Cleary (1) 5 - 4 DET
Three Stars of the Game
Gustav Nyquist
1st
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 1PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 8:45
Bobby Ryan
2nd
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 1Hits: 3
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 15:24
Kyle Palmieri
3rd
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 12:59
Penalty Summary
1st Period
09:16ANA Emerson Etem  Hi-sticking against  Brendan Smith
09:40DET Damien Brunner  Interference against  Saku Koivu
11:19DET Patrick Eaves  Hi-sticking against  Cam Fowler
20:00ANA Saku Koivu  Charging against  Niklas Kronwall
2nd Period
04:19ANA Bryan Allen  Hi-sticking against  Henrik Zetterberg
09:10DET Valtteri Filppula  Hooking against  Francois Beauchemin
11:37DET Henrik Zetterberg  Holding against  Bryan Allen
19:13ANA Sheldon Souray  Cross checking against  Justin Abdelkader
3rd Period
02:04ANA Teemu Selanne  Roughing against  Danny DeKeyser
10:26DET Kyle Quincey  Interference against  Andrew Cogliano
19:22ANA Sheldon Souray  Slashing against  Justin Abdelkader
1st OT Period
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shots by period
PeriodDETANA
1st812
2nd99
3rd1111
OT40
Total3232
Team Stats
CategoryDETANA
Power Plays3/61/5
Hits2237
Faceoff Wins4025
Giveaways511
Takeaways43
Blocked Shots2416
Penalty Minutes1012
  • DETROIT
  • ANAHEIM
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
2B. SmithD00-10016:37
4J. KindlD0011019:00
8J. AbdelkaderL1016020:00
11D. ClearyR01-11017:03
13P. DatsyukC0215022:34
14G. NyquistR101208:45
17P. EavesR00-10210:28
24D. BrunnerR1212211:38
25C. EmmertonC00-2009:53
27K. QuinceyD01-10219:23
40H. ZetterbergL0116220:32
44T. BertuzziR000107:14
51V. FilppulaC01-12217:42
52J. EricssonD00-11019:19
55N. KronwallD00-11027:09
63J. AnderssonC00-11012:51
65D. DeKeyserD0000016:15
93J. FranzenR20-13020:39
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
35J. Howard2832.87561:21
#skatersPosGA+/-SPIMTOI
4C. FowlerD01-11021:09
6B. LovejoyD0011018:35
7A. CoglianoC0011014:52
8T. SelanneR0105214:40
9B. RyanR1123015:24
10C. PerryR0003023:08
11S. KoivuC1101219:48
13N. BoninoC0101013:40
15R. GetzlafC1011023:17
20D. SteckelC000106:29
23F. BeaucheminD01-12028:55
32T. LydmanD0011018:06
34D. WinnikC00-10011:01
39M. BeleskeyL00-1308:49
44S. SourayD0003420:09
51K. PalmieriR1122012:59
55B. AllenD0111215:19
65E. EtemL0002210:15
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
1J. Hiller2732.84461:21