Morning Mashup: Wings Force Game 7
For a team that was down and out only one week ago, the Detroit Red Wings have mounted quite the comeback to force a Game 7. With three teams already locked into the conference championships, the final spot will be up for grabs when San Jose hosts Detroit in a highly anticipated Game 7 on Thursday.
Both teams were scoreless through 40 minutes before Logan Couture opened things up on his fifth goal of the post season. Less than seven minutes later, Henrik Zetterberg evened the game and jumpstarted the Wingsâ€™ third period comeback. Valteri Filppula would then add to the lead to his team a 2-1 advantage with still over half the period to play. Despite their hard fought effort and string of scoring chances, the Sharks could not solve Jimmy Howard between the pipes.
Speedy center Darren Helm sealed the deal with an empty netter to lift Detroit to victory in front of the hometown crowd. Rest assured there aren’t too many people who would have predicted such a comeback. It’s not the first time we have witnessed epic playoff performances from the ‘winged wheel’ but overcoming a 0-3 series deficit is something even the 11 time Cup champs have yet to add to their list of franchise accomplishments.
Red Wings move one game closer towards completing the comeback.
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