Wings win with late goal

Lidstrom lifts Detroit in Game 1

The Associated PressMay 2, 2009 

Nicklas Lidstrom scored his second goal of the game with 49.1 seconds left, lifting the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-2 win over the visiting Anaheim Ducks on Friday night in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinal series.

Lidstrom scored a go-ahead goal for the defending Stanley Cup champion Red Wings in the second period after teammate and fellow Swede Johan Franzen tied it in the first following their first deficit of the playoffs. Lidstrom earned an assist on Franzen's goal.

Corey Perry and Teemu Selanne scored for the Ducks, who hoisted the Cup in 2007.

Game 2 is Sunday in Detroit.

LATE THURSDAY

CANUCKS 5, BLACKHAWKS 3: Kyle Wellwood had two assists, drew five power plays, lost one tooth and chipped another, but his biggest play in Vancouver's series-opening victory over visiting Chicago didn't show up on the score sheet.

He made the pass that started a 4-on-1 rush, and defenseman Sami Salo finished the play by banging in a rebound with 1:13 remaining, putting the Canucks back ahead after they blew a three-goal lead.

NOTES

RUSSIAN TEAM SIGNS PANTHERS' ZEDNIK: Florida Panthers forward Richard Zednik is leaving the NHL to join the Russian league. Lokomotiv of the KHL said it has signed Zednik to a two-year deal.

LAFLEUR COULD BE SENT TO JAIL: Hockey Hall of Famer Guy Lafleur has been convicted of giving contradictory evidence at his son's bail hearing and could spend time in jail.

The verdict was handed down in Montreal by Quebec court Judge Claude Parent on Friday. The former Montreal Canadiens star will be sentenced next month.

The Crown is asking that Lafleur be given a conditional sentence; the defense is seeking a fine. Lafleur faces a maximum prison sentence of 14 years.

JACK ADAMS FINALISTS REVEALED: The San Jose Sharks' Todd McLellan, Boston Bruins' Claude Julien and St. Louis Blues' Andy Murray are finalists for the Jack Adams Award as the NHL's top coach, the league announced Friday.

RED WINGS 3, DUCKS 2

Anaheim110 -- 2

Detroit111 -- 3

First: 1, Anaheim, Perry 4 (Getzlaf, Pronger), 7:28. 2, Detroit, Franzen 3 (Lidstrom, Osgood), 12:33 (pp). Penalties--Hudler, Det (elbowing), 8:00; Brown, Ana, major-game misconduct (interference -), 11:29.

Second: 3, Detroit, Lidstrom 2 (Stuart, Datsyuk), 14:24 (pp). 4, Anaheim, Selanne 2 (Getzlaf, Pronger), 19:43 (pp). Penalties--Perry, Ana, minor-major (roughing, fighting), 4:12; Ericsson, Det, minor-major (roughing, fighting), 4:12; Holmstrom, Det (goaltender interference), 10:09; Beauchemin, Ana (tripping), 13:18; Parros, Ana (delay of game), 18:10; Holmstrom, Det (interference), 18:51; Franzen, Det (tripping), 19:07.

Third: 5, Detroit, Lidstrom 3 (Cleary, Zetterberg), 19:10. Penalties--Marchant, Ana (tripping), 2:25; Wisniewski, Ana (hooking), 7:19.

Shots on goal: Anaheim 8-9-7--24. Detroit 9-10-18--37. Power-play opportunities: Anaheim 1 of 3; Detroit 2 of 6. Goalies: Anaheim, Hiller 4-3-0 (37 shots-34 saves). Detroit, Osgood 5-0-0 (24-22). Referees: Kelly Sutherland, Marc Joannette. Linesmen: Brad Lazarowich, Jay Sharrers.

A--20,066.

LATE THURSDAY

CANUCKS 5, BLACKHAWKS 3

Chicago003 -- 3

Vancouver122 -- 5

First: 1, Vancouver, Demitra 1 (Sundin, Wellwood), 15:22 (pp). Penalties--Rypien, Van (boarding), 2:02; Toews, Chi (hooking), 6:17; Ladd, Chi, double minor (high-sticking), 10:26; Keith, Chi (tripping), 14:36.

Second: 2, Vancouver, H.Sedin 2 (D.Sedin, Bernier), 5:13. 3, Vancouver, Kesler 1 (Wellwood, Edler), 15:23. Penalties--Eager, Chi (roughing), 6:22; Mitchell, Van (high-sticking), 11:15; Kane, Chi, double minor (high-sticking), 16:03.

Third: 4, Chicago, Kane 3 (Havlat, Keith), 1:01. 5, Chicago, Kane 4 (Seabrook, Versteeg), 10:11 (pp). 6, Chicago, Bolland 1 (Keith, Eager), 14:31. 7, Vancouver, Salo 2 (Bernier, Raymond), 18:47. 8, Vancouver, R.Johnson 1 (Burrows), 19:44 (en). Penalties--Hordichuk, Van (roughing), 9:26.

Shots on goal: Chicago 10-8-13--31. Vancouver 8-8-11--27. Power-play opportunities: Chicago 1 of 3; Vancouver 1 of 7. Goalies: Chicago, Khabibulin 4-3-0 (26 shots-22 saves). Vancouver, Luongo 5-0-0 (31-28). Referees: Bill McCreary, Eric Furlatt. Linesmen: Scott Driscoll, Steve Miller.

A--18,630.

PLAYOFF LEADERS

Through Thursday

GOALS

GPG

Alexander Semin Washington75

Eric Staal, Carolina75

Phil Kessel, Boston44

Michael Ryder, Boston44

Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh64

Patrick Kane, Chicago64

Evgeni Malkin, Pittsburgh64

Bobby Ryan, Anaheim64

R.J. Umberger, Columbus43

Henrik Zetterberg, Detroit43

Alexandre Burrows, Vancouver53

Simon Gagne, Philadelphia63

Jarome Iginla, Calgary63

David Moss, Calgary63

Corey Perry, Anaheim63

Cam Barker, Chicago73

Martin Havlat, Chicago73

Jussi Jokinen, Carolina73

Alex Ovechkin, Washington73

Zach Parise, New Jersey73

Patrick Sharp, Chicago73

Ray Whitney, Carolina73

Brad Boyes, St Louis42

Daniel Cleary, Detroit42

Johan Franzen, Detroit42

Christopher Higgins, Montreal42

Tomas Holmstrom, Detroit42

Marian Hossa, Detroit42

Jiri Hudler, Detroit42

Chuck Kobasew, Boston42

Alexei Kovalev, Montreal42

David Krejci, Boston42

J, Langenbrunner, New Jersey42

Sami Salo, Vancouver42

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