Ducks Surprise High-Flying Red Wings 3-2

In shootouts, Wild top Blues 2-1, Kings shock Blue Jackets 3-2
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 11, 2008 4:30 AM CST
Minnesota Wild Brent Burns smiles after scoring the game winning goal in a shootout against the St. Louis Blues in an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 10, 2008 in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Last night's contentious Anaheim win over Detroit may have been good practice: If the Ducks want to repeat their championship, they may well have to go through the Red Wings. This time it was referee Dan O'Halloran who saved the Ducks by negating a last-second Detroit goal, reports the Los Angeles Times. Elsewhere in the league:

  • Brent Burns saved Minnesota for the second day in a row, scoring on St. Louis goalie Manny Legace in the shootout for a 2-1 Wild victory.
  • Los Angeles and Columbus also took it down to a shootout, as the NHL's worst team capitalized on the Blue Jackets' offensive freeze to fight to a 3-2 win.