SCOREBOARD
Saturday, May 12
Ottawa at Buffalo (8 p.m. EDT). The Senators will try to win the first two games of a series for the first time in franchise history.

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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