NHL roundup: Red Wings recover to knock off Ducks

Detroit’s Daniel Cleary raises his stick in celebration after scoring in the third period.
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Detroit’s Daniel Cleary raises his stick in celebration after scoring in the third period.

Henrik Zetterberg netted his second goal 1:04 into overtime to lift the Red Wings to a 4-3 win over the Anaheim Ducks in Game 6 on Friday night at Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena to extend the best-of-seven first-round Western Conference series.

Anaheim hosts Detroit Sunday in the deciding game.

‘‘It hasn’t really been a tremendous home-ice advantage,’’ Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said. ‘‘I don’t think where we play is really going to matter.’’


Detroit blew a two-goal lead in the last 3½ minutes of the third period, sending the Original Six team to a fourth OT in a series for the first time in franchise history.

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Emerson Etem and Bobby Ryan scored 51 seconds apart late in regulation to pull the Ducks into a 3-3 tie.

Zetterberg, who scored a go-ahead goal 6:19 into the third on a power play, had a shot to win it with about a minute left but his shot hit the post and slid across the crease.

He would find the back of the net with a slap shot from above the left circle to end the game and send the series back to California.

Detroit’s Jimmy Howard made 34 saves, all in regulation, and Jonas Hiller stopped 25 shots for Anaheim.


Pavel Datsyuk netted the Red Wings’ first goal of the pressure-packed game and Daniel Cleary created a two-goal cushion by scoring with 8:30 left in regulation.

Detroit looked like it got comfortable and it made some costly mistakes to spoil a chance to win in regulation.

Red Wings forward Valtteri Filppula carried the puck behind Howard and passed it back to where Etem was the only one in a position to get it. Much to Howard’s surprise — the goalie wasn’t ready to slide over to make a save.

Ryan beat Howard with 2:37 remaining to tie it.

Datsyuk put the Red Wings ahead with 1:12 left in the first and Palmieri was credited with a tying goal in the second that went off a Detroit defenseman.


The Red Wings had an opportunity to regain the lead when Palmieri was called for high-sticking in the third, and they didn’t waste the chance.

Zetterberg’s slap shot from the top of the left circle sailed through the air and past teammate Johan Franzen, whose net-front presence made it tough for Hiller to stop it.

Capitals 2, Rangers 1 — Mike Ribeiro scored 9:24 into overtime, deflecting a shot past Braden Holtby to give Washington the win over visiting New York and a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference series.

Brian Boyle scored the Rangers’ goal 53 seconds into the game. Joel Ward tied it in the second period. Holtby and Henrik Lundqvist (33 saves) matched each other the rest of the way until Troy Brouwer deflected Karl Alzner’s shot from the point and the puck ended up on Ribeiro’s stick.

Game 6 is Sunday in New York.

New York scored first when Derick Brassard was there to make a one-touch pass to Boyle, who popped in his second goal of the series just 53 seconds into the game.

New York nearly took a two-goal lead when John Erskine turned the puck over at center ice, but he recovered in time to stop Carl Hagelin’s breakaway.

Meanwhile, Rangers defensemen kept getting their sticks in the way at the right times. John Moore did just enough when Ward had an open look at a deflected puck near the crease, and three of Alex Ovechkin’s four first-period shot attempts were blocked before they made it to Lundqvist.

Lundqvist also made a reflex save on a one-timer from John Carlson just before the first-period buzzer.

The Rangers finally gave the momentum away in the second period with a senseless slashing penalty by Boyle. It took only 11 seconds for the Capitals’ power play to tie the score on Ward’s one-timer from the slot.

Washington’s Carlson hit the crossbar with about eight minutes left in regulation, and Lundqvist stopped Ovechkin three more times in overtime.

But there was nothing he could do when Ribeiro pounced on the loose puck and won the game.

Kings 2, Blues 1 — Dustin Penner scored the tiebreaking goal with one second left in the second period, and defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles advanced to the second round with a victory over visiting St. Louis in Game 6 of the teams’ Western Conference series.

Jonathan Quick made 21 saves and Drew Doughty scored his first goal of the postseason at 12:37 of the first period for the Kings, who won four straight after dropping the first two games to fourth-seeded St. Louis.

Penner put the Kings ahead when he ripped a slap shot past Brian Elliott right before time expired in the second.

Elliott stopped 14 shots for the Blues and Chris Porter tied the game, 1-1, at 4:49 of the second stanza.

Los Angeles has won 10 straight games at Staples Center since March, and its sellout crowd waved white towels and roared as the Kings became the first Stanley Cup champion in three years to advance to the second round.

Every game in this bitter, physical series was decided by one goal, and Quick allowed just 10 goals in the six-game series.