The Daily Sniper: News and notes from last night's action...
|Get this: If you were watching the Wings/Ducks game today on NBC, you got to see overtime! What a concept! |
But I digress. I think that's going to be a joke beaten to death in the coming weeks.
Game Five of the Western Conference Finals took place in Detroit this afternoon, and it would be the visiting Ducks who came up big. Down 1-0 with a minute left in the third, Scott Niedermayer's shot from the point deflected and found it's way past Dominik Hasek to tie the game with 43.7 seconds left in regulation.
In the overtime period, it would be Teemu Selanne scoring the game winner. Andres Lilja turned it over in the slot and Selanne lifted a backhander past Hasek for the win, putting the Ducks up 3-2 in the best of seven series.
The Finnish Flash scores the overtime winner.
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If anyone needed a reason to put J.S. Giguere at the top of their Conn Smythe lists, today's game was as good a reason as any. The Ducks net minder stopped 35 of 36 shots, completely shutting down the Wings. To add to it, Detroit was 0-for-7 on the power play.
Game six is Tuesday night in Anaheim and can be seen on Versus in the US, and CBC in Canada.