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Ducks 3, Red Wings 2 (OT)

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ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Center Nick Bonino scored 1:54 into overtime and lifted the Anaheim Ducks to a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings in Game 5 of this Western Conference quarterfinal before a standing-room-only crowd of 17,395 at Honda Center on Wednesday night.

Bonino fielded a pass from defenseman Ben Lovejoy near the left of the Red Wings' goal and slapped it past goalie Jimmy Howard to give the Ducks a 3-2 advantage in the best-of-seven series. It was Bonino's third goal of the series.

Ryan Getzlaf of the Ducks had tied the score at 2 on a power-play goal with only 32 seconds left in the second period. It remained that way until Bonino scored his game-winner.

Anaheim goalie Jonas Hiller stopped 29 shots, while Howard had 31 saves.

Detroit missed a big opportunity in the second period when center Daniel Winnik was issued a major for slamming Daniel Cleary into the boards at 14:15. But the Ducks' defense prevented the Red Wings from scoring and got a break when Brendan Smith committed a holding penalty when Getzlaf stole the puck from him at 18:26.

Game 6 is Friday at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit.

The Red Wings took a 1-0 lead on a power-play goal by Johan Franzen at 5:28 of the first period. For Franzen, it was his third goal of the series and it occurred 27 seconds after Anaheim's Corey Perry was sent to the penalty box for goalie interference.

The Ducks had a two-man advantage for 22 seconds after a high-sticking penalty was called on Corey Emmerton at 9:35 of the period. But Anaheim failed to get a shot off.

However, the Ducks tied the score at 1-1 when Kyle Palmieri scored with 2:19 remaining in the first.

Anaheim outshot Detroit 18-9 in the first. Through 13 minutes of the period, the Ducks held a 14-4 advantage.

The Red Wings regained the lead at 10:08 of the second when Mikael Samuelsson scored his first goal of the series, rebounding a miss by Henrik Zetterberg and slipping it past Hiller for a 2-1 advantage.

NOTES: NHL commissioner Gary Bettman attended the game. ... Detroit left wing Justin Abdelkader served the second game of his two-game suspension and is expected to return for Game 6. ... Defenseman Toni Lydman, who was on the receiving end of the hit that resulted in Abdelkader's suspension, was scratched for the second consecutive game. Lydman continues to suffer headaches. His availability for Game 6 is uncertain. ... Before Wednesday, the 13 goals by the Ducks had been scored by 10 different players, while seven Red Wings had accounted for their nine goals.
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