Nyqust’s OT winner helps Red Wings even series with Ducks

Updated: May 3, 2013


Gustav Nyquist’s first career playoff goal came
1:21 into overtime to help the Detroit Red Wings take a 5-4 win over the
Anaheim Ducks in Game 2 of this Western Conference quarterfinal series.

Detroit had blown a three-goal lead in the third period, but went into
overtime on the power play as Sheldon Souray was whistled for slashing with 38
seconds to play in regulation.

With time winding down on the man advantage, Daniel Cleary passed the puck
from the right corner over to the right circle for Valtteri Filppula, who
skated down low before sending it back to the left wing where Nyquist fired it
in for the win.

Damien Brunner had a goal and two asists, Johan Franzen tallied twice while
Justin Abdelkader also scored for the seventh-seeded Red Wings, who evened
this best-of-seven series at 1-1. Jimmy Howard made 28 saves.

Teemu Selanne and Saku Koivu each posted a goal and an assist, while Bobby
Ryan and Ryan Getzlaf scored for the second-seeded Ducks, who got 27 saves
from Jonas Hiller — including a game-saver late in the third period on Pavel