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Blown Opportunity

Wow. Talk about a blown opportunity by the Wings last night. The Ducks, without suspended defenseman Chris Pronger--their best player and leading scorer in the playoffs--pulled off a huge 5-3 victory in Anaheim to tie the Western Conference Finals 2-2. Read about it here.

If the Wings end up getting bounced, they won't have to look any further than Game 4. They had their chance to grab a commanding lead and let it slip away.

By Tarik El-Bashir  |  May 18, 2007; 9:19 AM ET
 
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Comments

I'm glad the Wings lost. Hope the Ducks build on this momentum.

Posted by: cbstoner | May 18, 2007 9:41 AM | Report abuse

This is a great series. I'm not sure that the absence of Pronger for one game should be seen as that big a deal by either side. The Ducks played a lot of games without Pronger this year when he had his foot injury, and managed very well during that time. Granted these are the playoffs and Pronger is a force, but the Ducks are a very deep team (unlike the team we all know and love here at home) and an experienced team.

Posted by: Fred | May 18, 2007 10:05 AM | Report abuse

Anaheim versus Ottawa int eh finals would be amazing. That Getzlaf kid is really good. It sucks to see fehr out with back problems while Getzlaf is such a huge part of the ducks' success. Hopefully Fehr will change all that.

Posted by: Graham | May 18, 2007 11:04 AM | Report abuse

Yes, it's eerily similar to San Jose's 2-goal lead in Game 4 with a 2 games to 1 lead in the series. Detroit came back and won that game 3 - 2 and then rattle off two more wins to take the series. Isn't momentum an amazing thing!

Posted by: Blueline | May 18, 2007 12:47 PM | Report abuse

Go Ducks! I do not want to see that idiot Todd Bertuzzi get a shot at winning the Cup.

Posted by: Tess | May 18, 2007 2:47 PM | Report abuse

That game was completely lopsided, the Winged Ones were all over the Ducks, the only thing better was Jiggy! I didn't see much difference from most of the games Detroit has been in. They out play and control the tempo and the other team gets the lucky goal's. I hope it's Ott and Det in the finals, I want to see some freak'in goals!!

Posted by: Caps4life | May 18, 2007 4:20 PM | Report abuse

That game was completely lopsided, the Winged Ones were all over the Ducks, the only thing better was Jiggy! I didn't see much difference from most of the games Detroit has been in. They out play and control the tempo and the other team gets the lucky goal's. I hope it's Ott and Det in the finals, I want to see some freak'in goals!!

Posted by: Caps4life | May 18, 2007 4:20 PM | Report abuse

I've disliked Detroit a long time so I'm hoping that Anaheim wins the series. Great win though last night.

Gezlaf has definitely turned into a very good young player. I remember at draft time that he had some definite upside question marks so I didn't mind the Fehr pick. Back to back 50 goal season in the WHL and two good years showing improvement at the AHL level until the back injury which is worrisome.

Posted by: usiel | May 18, 2007 4:35 PM | Report abuse

Hey usiel (its VF) i'm excited about fehr too, its just a case of the grass is always greener...

Fehr's season cut short by back problems while Getzlaf is a main part of the Ducks' success. Although Fehr can dangle that game 7 ot winner over perry, getzlaf, and penner heh

Posted by: Graham | May 21, 2007 11:46 AM | Report abuse

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