Ducks Win in OT to Even Series with Red Wings

Scott Niedermayer scored with 5:43 remaining in overtime Sunday night to lift the Anaheim Ducks to a 4-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings, tying their Western Conference Final matchup at one game apiece.

Niedermayer's goal came when he put a shot from the right faceoff circle over the shoulder of Detroit goalie Dominik Hasek.

The Red Wings were leading by a goal until Travis Moen scored at 5:06 of the third period.

Moen put a rebound chance on Hasek, who sprawled out across the goalmouth. With the puck on top of his pads, Hasek was pushed across the goal line by Rob Niedermayer. After review, the goal was allowed.

Anaheim opened the scoring with 2:56 remaining in the first period, when Ryan Getzlaf went behind the net and sent a pass out front to Rob Niedermayer to bang into the goal, at the exact second a Ducks power play expired.

Detroit replied with a shorthanded goal by Kirk Maltby with 9:26 remaining in the second but Andy McDonald put the Ducks back out in front, scoring from the top of the crease as that power play expired.

Nicklas Lidstrom fired a shot from the slot past Ducks' netminder Jean-Sebastien Giguere on a Detroit power play to even the game with 3:53 remaining in the middle frame.

The Red Wings converted on a five-on-three to take the lead just 1:03 into the third period, with Robert Lang passing the puck down low to Pavel Datsyuk to lift into the open side of the net.

Hasek made 29 saves on 33 shots against in net for Detroit. Giguere stopped 24 of 27 shots.

The Red Wings scored twice on their seven power play chances. Anaheim did not record a power play goal but scored twice as their chance with the extra attacker expired.

Game three of the series will be Tuesday night in Anaheim.

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We're two minutes in and this game is already insane. Ridiculously fast pace.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/13/2007 at 7:45 PM

 

Damnit! I was just starting to think the Wings might survive the first period.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/13/2007 at 8:13 PM

 

Shorthanded goal, bitches!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/13/2007 at 8:51 PM

 

Goddamnit, that SHG is nothing now. Love how Selanne whacked Hasek right before that. Good thing they're cracking down on goalie interference.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/13/2007 at 8:56 PM

 

Nice to know that, even with Stevie gone, we can count on the captain. Great shot by Nick.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/13/2007 at 9:07 PM

 

Long five-on-three to start the third. Good chance to get on top.

I can't believe some of the calls and non-calls. I wish I could be this inconsistant at my job.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/13/2007 at 9:14 PM

 

Lang did something! What a pass!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/13/2007 at 9:32 PM

 

You can't push the goalie into the net with the puck, this shouldn't count.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/13/2007 at 9:39 PM

 

f*ck you, Toronto.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/13/2007 at 9:40 PM

 

And the Red Wings win!

Wait... What do you mean we're going to overtime? Hasek was pushed into the net and the goal counted?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/13/2007 at 10:12 PM

 

Worst rule in hockey

Posted by Stormo on 5/13/2007 at 10:40 PM

 

Does that mean they got rid of it in the middle of the game?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/13/2007 at 10:45 PM

 

hey.. new to these forums.. great game.. go wings!

Posted by RRhoads on 5/13/2007 at 10:46 PM

 

Midway thru OT1 and ANAHEIM appears to be controlling the play. Could WINGS be fatiqued? Not much in the way of offence by the WINGS for the past several minutes.

Posted by skyguy52 on 5/13/2007 at 10:48 PM

 

Clark, I meant the Sammy penalty for putting it over the glass...not Niedermeyer tipping Hasek into the net...Hey I mentioned three of my Rockies in this post

Posted by Stormo on 5/13/2007 at 10:49 PM

 

ANAHEIM clearly outplaying the WINGS in OT .... and it pays off .....

Posted by skyguy52 on 5/13/2007 at 10:53 PM

 

<img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/shocked.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":shocked:" border="0" alt="shocked.gif" />

to RRhodes. Too bad your first night couldn't have a better result.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/13/2007 at 10:53 PM

 

<img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/shocked.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":shocked:" border="0" alt="shocked.gif" /> to RRhodes. Too bad your first night couldn't have a better result.


yeah.. a real good luck charm I am.

Posted by RRhoads on 5/13/2007 at 10:55 PM

 

For the record, NHL rule 78.5 deals with disallowed goals. Part IX of the rule says a goal shall be disallowed


When a goalkeeper has been pushed into the net together with the puck after making a save.


So did they just ignore that rule or did they decide Hasek wasn't making a save?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/13/2007 at 10:58 PM

 

Clark, I meant the Sammy penalty for putting it over the glass...not Niedermeyer tipping Hasek into the net...Hey I mentioned three of my Rockies in this post


I swear that last season they gave officials the latitude to only call that when they thought it was put in on purpose or something like that, but I don't think I've ever seen it not called. In fact, the opposite, some cases where it was clearly accidental have been called.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/13/2007 at 10:59 PM

 

Wings are lucky to have one win at this point, Anaheim has controlled both games. The way its looking wings will be ousted in five or six games. We have been bailed out by powerplays so far and have scored more short handed goals than even strength goals. I hope this loss helps babcock see where the problems are and can make the adjustments for game 3 and the rest of the series.

Posted by RideTheRedWave on 5/14/2007 at 1:04 AM

 

Wings are lucky to have one win at this point, Anaheim has controlled both games. The way its looking wings will be ousted in five or six games. We have been bailed out by powerplays so far and have scored more short handed goals than even strength goals. I hope this loss helps babcock see where the problems are and can make the adjustments for game 3 and the rest of the series.


Agreed. WINGS are going to have to do some soul searching here.

Posted by skyguy52 on 5/14/2007 at 1:25 AM

 


Clark, I meant the Sammy penalty for putting it over the glass...not Niedermeyer tipping Hasek into the net...Hey I mentioned three of my Rockies in this post


I swear that last season they gave officials the latitude to only call that when they thought it was put in on purpose or something like that, but I don't think I've ever seen it not called. In fact, the opposite, some cases where it was clearly accidental have been called.

On one of the goals, HASEK did make the save, however fell backwards onto his back(not clear if he was pushed by an ANAHEIM player), and slid head first into the net. He was well inside the net, when the puck fell off his left thigh pad (where he had held it upon making the initial save) onto the ice, which of course, at this point was well inside the net. The WINGS are gonna have to REALLY bear down next game and get Giguerre rattled, OR as one guest has already, expressed, This is going to be a short series. More offense is needed from the WING lines 2-4. I say this because I don't feel it is as much a question of a questionable ANAHEIM goal as it is not enough offense from the WINGS.

Posted by skyguy52 on 5/14/2007 at 1:35 AM

 

On one of the goals, HASEK did make the save, however fell backwards onto his back(not clear if he was pushed by an ANAHEIM player), and slid head first into the net. He was well inside the net, when the puck fell off his left thigh pad (where he had held it upon making the initial save) onto the ice, which of course, at this point was well inside the net.


That's the one I'm p*ssed about. Hasek wasn't hit to fall backwards, he did that on his own, but he was pushed into the net after falling onto his back. If Niedermayer doesn't push him, he doesn't go into the net, the puck stays out. Niedermayer did push him, though, which is how the puck got into the net, and that's not supposed to be legal.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/14/2007 at 7:14 AM

 


On one of the goals, HASEK did make the save, however fell backwards onto his back(not clear if he was pushed by an ANAHEIM player), and slid head first into the net. He was well inside the net, when the puck fell off his left thigh pad (where he had held it upon making the initial save) onto the ice, which of course, at this point was well inside the net.


That's the one I'm p*ssed about. Hasek wasn't hit to fall backwards, he did that on his own, but he was pushed into the net after falling onto his back. If Niedermayer doesn't push him, he doesn't go into the net, the puck stays out. Niedermayer did push him, though, which is how the puck got into the net, and that's not supposed to be legal.

yes, i agree. you can see that right after he falls, he lies there without moving backwards. He only starts moving backwards when niedermayer pushes him

Posted by RRhoads on 5/14/2007 at 5:55 PM

 

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