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Detroit Red Wings finish off Ducks 3-2 in Game 7

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POSTED May 12, 2013 11:52 p.m.

ANAHEIM  (AP) — Henrik Zetterberg and Valtteri Filppula each had a goal and an assist, and the Detroit Red Wings finished off the Anaheim Ducks with a 3-2 victory in Game 7 on Sunday night.

Justin Abdelkader scored a short-handed goal and Jimmy Howard made 31 saves as the seventh-seeded Red Wings won three of the first-round series’ final four games to oust the Ducks, who had the NHL’s third-best record in the regular season.

Detroit faces top-seeded Chicago in the second round.

Emerson Etem and Francois Beauchemin scored and Jonas Hiller stopped 29 shots for the Ducks, who failed to win their first playoff series since 2009 despite home-ice advantage.

After the clubs played four overtimes in the series’ first six games, the Red Wings largely dominated the anti-climactic clincher.

RANGERS 1, CAPITOLS 0: NEW YORK (AP) — Henrik Lundqvist stopped 27 shots in earning his seventh NHL playoff shutout, and Derick Brassard

scored a second-period goal for the New York Rangers, who stayed alive with a 1-0 victory over the Washington Capitals on Sunday that forced a Game 7 in the first-round series.

Brassard handed Lundqvist the lead at 9:39 of the second period, with a goal that was originally credited to struggling forward Rick Nash.

MAPLE LEAFS 2, BRUINS 1: TORONTO (AP) — Captain Dion Phaneuf and Phil Kessel scored third-period goals and Toronto edged Boston to send the playoff series back to Boston for Game 7.

Game 7 is Monday night in Boston.

Milan Lucic scored for Boston with 26 seconds left in the third.

The Maple Leafs have momentum after two consecutive wins.

James Reimer made 29 saves for the Maple Leafs.


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