NHL News and Notes May - 13

NHL News and Notes May - 13

Hockey Today - May 13
Sat, May 12, 2007
By Associated Press

SCOREBOARD Sunday, May 13

Anaheim at Detroit (7:30 p.m. EDT). The Red Wings edged the Ducks 2-1 in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals on Friday night. Oddsmakers have listed the Wings as -127 favorites and the total is set at 4 1/2 goals.

STAR Friday

-Dominik Hasek, Red Wings, made 31 saves and Detroit held off Anaheim 2-1.

LUCKY BOUNCES

Detroit beat Anaheim in the opener of the Western Conference finals on Friday night with two ugly goals. Tomas Holmstrom scored the winner with 4:54 left in regulation on a shot that hit him standing in front of the net before hitting the ice and trickling into the net. Early in the first period, Henrik Zetterberg's shot - that appeared to be a pass - deflected off Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin and got past goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere.

SNAPPED

Detroit's Dominik Hasek gave up his first goal in nearly 157 minutes on Friday night, but it was the only tally he surrendered in a 2-1 win over Anaheim in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals. He finished with 31 saves.

QUESTION MARKS

Buffalo's Tim Connolly, Dainius Zubrus and Dmitri Kalinin all missed practice Friday, but coach Lindy Ruff said all three should play in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals on Saturday night.

SIGNED

Philadelphia signed forward Scottie Upshall to a two-year contract on Friday. Upshall was acquired by the Flyers from Nashville in the Peter Forsberg trade on Feb. 15.

SPEAKING

''The sky hasn't fallen in yet, has it? It wouldn't be the Sabres if we didn't do it the hard way.'' - Buffalo goalie Ryan Miller on the top-seeded Sabres losing Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals to Ottawa on Thursday night.

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