NHL: Detroit defeats Calgary to take control of series 2-0

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Sunday, April 15, 2007

Red Wings lead series 2-0. (Best of Seven)

Calgary Flames 1 3 Detroit Red Wings

The Calgary Flames fell to the Detroit Red Wings Sunday, giving the Red Wings total control over the series, 2-0. Detroit capitalized on Calgary's mistakes, scoring twice in the first 3:50 to take a 2-0 lead they would never relenquish. Flames' goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff was totally under siege throughout the game, attacked by 51 shots.

Pavel Datsyuk gave the Red Wings an early lead when he scored the game's first goal just 1:02 into regulation. With the 1-0 lead and a power play oppertunity, Nicklas Lindstrom, arguably the NHL's best defenseman scored to give the Wings a 2-0 lead. Calgary's Dion Phaneuf scored early in the second, but the Flames could never generate enough offense to make up for their early mistakes.

This Eastern Conference series continues in Calgary on Tuesday, April 17th, at 10:00 pm EDT, when the Flames will be looking to get back into the series with a win on home ice.

Scoring Summary

Scoring Summary
No. Period Time Team Scorer (No.) Assists Score
1 1st 1:02 DET Pavel Datsyuk (2) Unassisted 1-0
2 1st 3:50 DET Nicklas Lidstrom (2) PP Mathieu Schneider 2-0
3 2nd 2:42 CAL Dion Phaneuf (1) PP Kristian Huselius, Roman Hamrlik 2-1
4 3rd 6:05 DET Valtteri Filppula (2) Johan Franzen, Jiri Hudler 3-1


Team Player Shots Saves Save Pct.
CAL Miikka Kiprusoff 51 48 .941
DET Dominik Hasek 15 14 .933

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