Captain Ryan Getzlaf started things off with a goal at 7:50 of the third period. Teemu Selanne celebrated his second of the series five minutes later. Then, keeping the dramatics for late, Bobby Ryan evened the scored with 2:22 left in regulation.
But while the Honda Center was ready to explode in overtime at the sight of a completed comeback and a commanding 2-0 series lead for Anaheim, it wasn't meant to be. Just 1:21 into the extra frame, Red Wings forward Gustav Nyquist slotted home the winner after a gorgeous individual effort by Valtteri Filppula to set up the goal:
Credit Getzlaf, Selanne and Ryan for helping the Ducks force overtime, but give all the praise to Jonas Hiller, who made 10 saves in the third period to keep the comeback alive.
Game 3 is Saturday night in Detroit. Which way will the momentum swing in this series after that ending?
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