Red Wings Advance Past Ducks on Cleary's Late Goal

Dan Cleary scored with just three minutes remaining Thursday night, lifting the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-3 win over the Anaheim Ducks in the deciding Game Seven of their Western Conference Semifinal matchup.

The Red Wings now advance to face the Chicago Blackhawks in the Western Conference Finals.

Cleary's goal broke a 3-3 tie in the game's final minutes. Henrik Zetterberg put the puck to the front of the net and Cleary jammed it past Anaheim netminder Jonas Hiller.

Detroit had opened the scoring with a power play goal with 4:17 left in the first period. Johan Franzen snapped a shot on net and Jiri Hudler tipped the puck past Hiller to get the Wings on the board.

Darren Helm put Detroit up by a pair just 1:17 into the second, beating Hiller on a breakaway.

Teemu Selanne notched a goal with 5:10 left in the second period, jamming the puck in from the side of the net with Detroit goalie Chris Osgood stuck at the top of the crease.

Mikael Samuelsson restored the two-goal lead for Detroit just 33 seconds later, putting a wrister past Hiller on a feed from Pavel Datsyuk, who took a hit behind the net to make the play.

Corey Perry put in a rebound for a power play goal before the end of the period, scoring with 2:48 left in the second.

Bobby Ryan tied things up 7:37 into the third, tipping the puck past Osgood on a feed from Perry.

Osgood finished the night with 24 saves on 27 shots against. Hiller stopped 36 of 40 Detroit chances.

Each team finished the night one-for-five on the power play. The Red Wings had 22 seconds of five-on-three time while the Ducks had a two-man advantage twice for a total of 1:45.

The Red Wings will be off until Sunday when they open at home against Chicago.


Notes: Kris Draper made his first appearance of the postseason for the Red Wings, returning from an upper-body injury to replace Kirk Maltby in the lineup... With the Carolina Hurricanes' win over the Boston Bruins, Detroit has the highest remaining seed in the playoffs, and would have home ice advantage in the Stanley Cup Finals.

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Thought this was a great line from MacLeod:


The Ducks fight; in fact, they would probably try to change your mind about their preoccupation with fighting by fighting you.


Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/14/2009 at 1:35 PM

 

The Ducks fight; in fact, they would probably try to change your mind about their preoccupation with fighting by fighting you.


That's cute <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" />AND YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS MALTBY IS OUT. I must go celebrate!

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 5/14/2009 at 3:29 PM

 

so Draper's in?

Posted by bigred4478 on 5/14/2009 at 5:27 PM

 

Still not confirmed that Draper is in but I'm hearing he is. Supposedly it's Abdelkader - Draper - Samuelsson for the fourth line.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/14/2009 at 5:55 PM

 

Just in case you needed some Game Seven motivation.

http://www.detroitho...ts_st_louis.php

30 minutes.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/14/2009 at 6:30 PM

 

It would be nice to have Drapes back in the line up although I don't think we will know still its time for the pre-game warm-up. Game seven... I'm nervous

Posted by SYfanSD on 5/14/2009 at 6:33 PM

 

Here's what I'm looking for: The future captain to have a game like The Captain would have had last time the Wings were on the road to a repeat.

I've got an Yzerman jersey on to try to channel some of that.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/14/2009 at 6:50 PM

 

Just in case I wasn't psyched enough, just took a second listening to the Bear McCreary version of All Along the Watchtower. Poundy drums. Sitar. Drama.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/14/2009 at 7:02 PM

 

Draper officially in for Maltby.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/14/2009 at 7:03 PM

 

Shame it's been so long since Wings fans have been treated to a game seven. Whether or not it's a treat will be decided in 60+ minutes.

Not a Wings or Bruins fan by any means, but the prospect of having three of the original six in the final four is very intriguing!

Posted by Stormo on 5/14/2009 at 7:04 PM

 

Not a Wings fan by any means


MMM...I am a Karen Newman fan though!

Posted by Stormo on 5/14/2009 at 7:08 PM

 

And away we go...

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/14/2009 at 7:11 PM

 

Zata puts Perry into the turnbuckle. Maybe Perry should have kept his head up.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/14/2009 at 7:13 PM

 

Ozzie comes up huge but a bullsh*t call.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/14/2009 at 7:17 PM

 

Nice save by the most the under-rated goalie in the league...maybe ever.

Posted by Stormo on 5/14/2009 at 7:17 PM

 

f*cking 5 on 3 now.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 5/14/2009 at 7:19 PM

 

HUGE kill

Posted by Stormo on 5/14/2009 at 7:21 PM

 

Insane f*cking kill. Holy sh*t. One shot.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/14/2009 at 7:22 PM

 

I'll be damned, Wings get a power play.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/14/2009 at 7:23 PM

 

*cough* make-up call...lol

Posted by Stormo on 5/14/2009 at 7:23 PM

 

Can barely get a shot on a 5 on 3. Ha.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 5/14/2009 at 7:25 PM

 

No kidding. I'd rather just have them call the game right.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/14/2009 at 7:25 PM

 

Missed second Wings penalty, but Zetterberg and Getzlaf should not have been called for what they did in a game seven....reason #482 why I love hockey, but detest the NHL

Posted by Stormo on 5/14/2009 at 7:27 PM

 

No PPG but at least Helm is back out after going off following the high hit.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/14/2009 at 7:28 PM

 

Rather lacklustre powerplay. Osgood comes up huge again.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 5/14/2009 at 7:29 PM

 

Missed second Wings penalty, but Zetterberg and Getzlaf should not have been called for what they did in a game seven....reason #482 why I love hockey, but detest the NHL


I would have thought the Getzlaf call was a make up for the second Wings penalty, it was even worse than the first.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/14/2009 at 7:29 PM

 

The penalties in this game really suck. Haha. That's all I have to say right now.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 5/14/2009 at 7:34 PM

 

i welcome Getzlaf's sorry f'n butt's goon play 2nite if he want's to stay in the sin bin leave the light on for him lol

Posted by bigred4478 on 5/14/2009 at 7:38 PM

 

No shots on the damn power play. Come on, guys!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/14/2009 at 7:38 PM

 

HUDLER!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/14/2009 at 7:39 PM

 

Hudler gets the first goal! YESYESYESYESYES.

This is ghetuckrodidulous!

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 5/14/2009 at 7:39 PM

 

H-H-H-H-HUDLER!!!! All alone in the slot.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 5/14/2009 at 7:41 PM

 

I can't believe the Wings are at 25% on the PP this series. Feels much worse than that.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/14/2009 at 7:42 PM

 

WOOOOOO! i was really stressed about them getting on the board first thank you HUDLER!!!

Posted by bigred4478 on 5/14/2009 at 7:42 PM

 

First Blood! Huds is geting pretty good with the deflections

Posted by SYfanSD on 5/14/2009 at 7:42 PM

 

WOOOOOO! i was really stressed about them getting on the board first thank you HUDLER!!!


Past tense? I'm still stressed.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/14/2009 at 7:43 PM

 


WOOOOOO! i was really stressed about them getting on the board first thank you HUDLER!!!


Past tense? I'm still stressed.

yeah i'm still stressed but i wanted us to get the 1st so hopefully they would make some mstakes tryin to press the issue to even it up

Posted by bigred4478 on 5/14/2009 at 7:45 PM

 

Shame it's been so long since Wings fans have been treated to a game seven. Whether or not it's a treat will be decided in 60+ minutes.Not a Wings or Bruins fan by any means, but the prospect of having three of the original six in the final four is very intriguing!


On that note it was nice to have five of the six make the post season. I was hoping for a Detroit/Montreal final though.

Posted by SYfanSD on 5/14/2009 at 7:47 PM

 

On that note it was nice to have five of the six make the post season. I was hoping for a Detroit/Montreal final though.


Me too. Them or Philly. But look where that's gotten me! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" /> I am hoping the Caps take the East.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 5/14/2009 at 7:50 PM

 

Solid period for Detroit. Ducks got their best chances on bad changes for the Wings, plus Ozzie's big stop before the power play. I think I'm going to be nervous until tomorrow morning, the way I feel right now.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/14/2009 at 7:51 PM

 


On that note it was nice to have five of the six make the post season. I was hoping for a Detroit/Montreal final though.


Me too. Them or Philly. But look where that's gotten me! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" /> I am hoping the Caps take the East.

Cap's got taken out 6-2 last night...so the first 20 is in the book's and they looked good the 2nd has been our problem throughout the series

Posted by bigred4478 on 5/14/2009 at 7:52 PM

 

I am hoping the Caps take the East.


A little late for that.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/14/2009 at 7:52 PM

 

Agreed.

Side note:

One of the downsides of Hockey in Southern California is you get stuck with horrible sportscastors from Anaheim and LA. The Ducks guys keep saying that the Wings are a puck posession team... Really? Are you kidding me? That is the best you have?

Posted by SYfanSD on 5/14/2009 at 7:54 PM

 

Now they are saying the boards at the Joe are the reason why the Wings have such a good powerplay at home. Whatever...

Posted by SYfanSD on 5/14/2009 at 7:57 PM

 

Now they are saying the boards at the Joe are the reason why the Wings have such a good powerplay at home. Whatever...


that's funny because you play hal at home half on the road did we not finish #1 in the PP i love all the excuse's they have come up with to try and make our team out to be a fluke

Posted by bigred4478 on 5/14/2009 at 8:01 PM

 

Breakaway goal! Helm's a f*cking stud!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/14/2009 at 8:07 PM

 

HELM! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" /> I love him. I am so happy to share a birthday with him.

THAT WAS AMAZING. <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" /> Bedazzling. Mastodonic. You name it.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 5/14/2009 at 8:07 PM

 


I am hoping the Caps take the East.


A little late for that.

I forgot they played last night. So I take it they lost? Hahaha. That sucks |: Maybe I should want Anaheim and Chicago to win the West...? <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" />

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 5/14/2009 at 8:08 PM

 

Usain Helm. What a beast.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 5/14/2009 at 8:09 PM

 

Talk about shot out of a cannon... Jeez, he left burn marks on the ice! Way to go Helm!

Posted by SYfanSD on 5/14/2009 at 8:10 PM

 

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