Ducks Clip Wings in Overtime

Detroit demoralized by last-minute equalizer; Anaheim takes 3-2 series lead
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser Staff
Posted May 20, 2007 10:49 PM CDT
Ducks Clip Wings in Overtime
Anaheim Ducks right winger Teemu Selanne (8) of Finland shoots the puck past Detroit Red Wings goalie Dominik Hasek of the Czech Republic for the winning goal during the overtime period of Game 5 of the NHL Western Conference hockey finals, Sunday, May 20, 2007, in Detroit. The Ducks won 2-1 to take...   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – Playing six on four during a power play and without a goalie, the Ducks tied the Red Wings with 48 seconds remaining, and Teemu Selanne scored on a steal to win Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals in overtime.  Detroit had outshot Anaheim 34-18 in regulation and kept the puck out of their zone for most of the game.

However, Anaheim held the scoring edge in overtime, and Selanne's chip shot neatly evaded a diving Dominik Hasek. The game marked the return of Ducks assistant captain Chris Pronger, who lambasted the media and referees during his one-game suspension for smacking a Red Wings forward in the head. (Read more NHL stories.)

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