Franzen Scores Game-Winner To Help Red Wings Advance

By Bryan Jeon

Just hours after Calgary Flames backup goalie Jamie McLennan was suspended five games by the league for his slash on Johan Franzen in Game 5 the day before, the latter got the last laugh, scoring the series-advancing game-winner in double overtime for the Detroit Red Wings in a 2-1 victory. It was Franzen’s second goal of the series, which was assisted by Nicklas Lidstrom, who had a solid series with two goals and five assists in the 4-2 series win.

Detroit outshot the Flames 55-21 in Game 6, outshooting them in every game this series. Goalie Miikka Kiprusoff had another busy night, recording 53 saves, as the Flames were outshot 255-129 in the six-game series. The difference of 126 shots on goal was the largest by opposing teams in any NHL playoff series during the expansion era.

The top-seeded team in the Western Conference will either play the sixth-seeded Dallas Stars or fifth-seeded San Jose Sharks in the second round. The Stars play the Canucks in Vancouver for Game 7 Monday at 6pm PT.

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3 responses to “Franzen Scores Game-Winner To Help Red Wings Advance

  1. Chris, I think we need to put a friendly bet on the Red Wings-Sharks series. A Chick-fil-A dinner sound good?

    Bryan

  2. Update: Series tied up, 2-2.

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