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DETROIT (AP) -Johan Franzen, Jiri Hudler, Darren Helm and Henrik Zetterberg scored, helping the Detroit Red Wings beat the Anaheim Ducks 4-1 on Sunday.

The defending Stanley Cup champions' dominating performance gave them a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference semifinal series. Game 6 will be Tuesday night at Anaheim.

Ryan Whitney scored late in the second period and Jonas Hiller stopped 34 shots, giving the Ducks a chance until Helm made it 3-1 with 3:08 left. Zetterberg added an empty-net goal in the final minute.

Detroit's Chris Osgood finished with 16 saves.

Franzen had his seventh goal of the postseason and scored for the 20th time in 25 playoff games since the start of last year's title run. He has six goals in six games.

BOSTON (AP) - Tim Thomas stopped 19 shots for his first NHL playoff shutout, helping Boston keep its season going by beating Carolina in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals.

Phil Kessel scored twice and Zdeno Chara gave the Bruins a big emotional lift when he returned in the third period after leaving the ice in the second when he was slashed by Jussi Jokinen. Chara and Marc Savard each had a pair of assists for top-seeded Boston, which had lost three straight playoff games.

Cam Ward made 36 saves for the Hurricanes, who lead the best-of-seven series 3-2. Game 6 is at Carolina on Tuesday.

Eric Staal, who had four goals in the previous three games, had three shots in Game 5 and was minus-3.

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