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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Ozzie! Of course if you are listenting to FOX PT Ozzie is blind...

Posted by SYfanSD on 5/14/2009 at 8:12 PM

 

Anyone else wish the worst for Pronger?

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

 

Anyone else wish the worst for Pronger?


Me times 2134908723498572908347590813649085723908475 <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 8:15 PM

 

Anyone else wish the worst for Pronger?


i'm not a fan i'll just leave it at that <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 bigred4478 on 5/14/2009 at 8:16 PM

 

How the hell did Pronger get away with that rugby tackle?

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 5/14/2009 at 8:16 PM

 

Make this count. Make it count.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/14/2009 at 8:17 PM

 

How the hell did Pronger get away with that rugby tackle?


because apparently a sight test is not a requirment of the NHL for their ref's lol

Posted by bigred4478 on 5/14/2009 at 8:18 PM

 

Here's our five-on-three. Do something with it!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/14/2009 at 8:20 PM

 

You know, every series it seems like there is some controversey surrounding that guy.

And the Ducks take another one <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" />

Posted by SYfanSD on 5/14/2009 at 8:20 PM

 

of course

Posted by bigred4478 on 5/14/2009 at 8:22 PM

 

I have a feeling that now that Selanne is hurt something bad could happen.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 5/14/2009 at 8:23 PM

 

They called that? After all the sh*t we're getting this series, they called that?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/14/2009 at 8:23 PM

 

payback for Hudler???

Posted by bigred4478 on 5/14/2009 at 8:24 PM

 

Holy f*ck, they did it again.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/14/2009 at 8:26 PM

 

OMG i could kiss Ozzie right now

Posted by bigred4478 on 5/14/2009 at 8:27 PM

 

I need a four goal lead before I feel better. XD

And Anaheim scores ):

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 5/14/2009 at 8:35 PM

 

No goalie interference? Of course not.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/14/2009 at 8:35 PM

 

sh*t.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 5/14/2009 at 8:36 PM

 

That was crazy. AND SAMUELSSON SCORES <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" /> <3

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 5/14/2009 at 8:37 PM

 

Mikey! What a f*cking follow-up.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/14/2009 at 8:37 PM

 

What happened to Hiller?

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 5/14/2009 at 8:38 PM

 

Great play by Filppula and Datsyuk to make that goal.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 5/14/2009 at 8:39 PM

 

Hiller wants you (or more to the point the ref) to think he wrapped his head off the post...we'll see what the replay shows

Posted by Stormo on 5/14/2009 at 8:40 PM

 

what a joke hopefully Hiller is knocked stupid lol

Posted by bigred4478 on 5/14/2009 at 8:40 PM

 

Great play by Filppula and Datsyuk to make that goal.


Hiller is a bitch. And I can't believe the calls in this game. Makes me sick.

Posted by drwmike33 on 5/14/2009 at 8:41 PM

 

So Pronger cross-checks Hudler and Huds gets the call. Jesus Christ. With no interference call on Selanne's goal.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/14/2009 at 8:41 PM

 

Hiller totally sold that one

Posted by Stormo on 5/14/2009 at 8:42 PM

 

Ugh...another goal. FML?

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 5/14/2009 at 8:42 PM

 

Of course they score. If I hear Carlyle bitch about anything ever again...

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/14/2009 at 8:42 PM

 

What does it take to keep a two-goal lead around here?

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 5/14/2009 at 8:42 PM

 

Of course they score. If I hear Carlyle bitch about anything ever again...


Using an ellipsis? In the right context mind you, but you must be p*ssed Clark!

Posted by Stormo on 5/14/2009 at 8:43 PM

 

What does it take to keep a two-goal lead around here?


The NHL not looking for ratings?

Posted by Stormo on 5/14/2009 at 8:44 PM

 


Of course they score. If I hear Carlyle bitch about anything ever again...


Using an ellipsis? In the right context mind you, but you must be p*ssed Clark!

Anyone who can outright lie about things that can be proved otherwise by video replay p*sses me off. He's been bitching in the media all series about the officials and for some reason they're listening to him.Ozzie had to come up huge at the end of the period there. Good news is that the Wings have been the better team by far in the third period each game this series, bad news is that doesn't matter.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/14/2009 at 8:47 PM

 

Go figure that a cross check by Pronger would lead to a penalty for the Wings...

Posted by SYfanSD on 5/14/2009 at 8:47 PM

 

Go figure that a cross check by Pronger would lead to a penalty for the Wings...


It's not Pronger's fault that the weak Euro Wings can't stand up to a tough Canadian boy. <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/rolleyes.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rolleyes:" border="0" alt="rolleyes.gif" />

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/14/2009 at 8:59 PM

 

I've gotta cross-post this from A2Y...



Not to be a total Wing homer all the time, we’ve seen some rather bad officiating tonight.


This doesn’t make you a homer any more than an individual noting that grass is green makes him/her a botanist.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/14/2009 at 9:01 PM

 

I am pretty ticked |:

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 5/14/2009 at 9:15 PM

 

What the f*ck. You have got to be f*cking kidding me.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/14/2009 at 9:15 PM

 

sh*t sh*t.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 5/14/2009 at 9:16 PM

 

Crucial powerplay...Wings need to respond to that tying goal

Posted by Stormo on 5/14/2009 at 9:17 PM

 

Get one here. Gotta do it.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/14/2009 at 9:17 PM

 

Actually, can we get a five-on-three now? I think we're due one.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/14/2009 at 9:17 PM

 

Power play looks like sh*t. Goddamnit.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/14/2009 at 9:19 PM

 

Yeah, put the stick in the middle and let people get injured on it. Real cool |:

This sucks.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 5/14/2009 at 9:20 PM

 

Got a bad feeling about this.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 5/14/2009 at 9:22 PM

 

Got a bad feeling about this.


Yeah. I hate this.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/14/2009 at 9:28 PM

 

It's in! It's in! Cleary!!!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/14/2009 at 9:32 PM

 

Ohmygod. I am happy, but twice as sick feeling now ):

Thank Jesus for Dan Cleary.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 5/14/2009 at 9:33 PM

 

f*cking Cleary!!! Come on!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 5/14/2009 at 9:34 PM

 

I like all the falling Anaheim players in the final minutes of this period <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/rolleyes.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rolleyes:" border="0" alt="rolleyes.gif" />

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 5/14/2009 at 9:36 PM

 

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