Zetterberg Leads 3rd-seeded ’07-’08 Red Wings Over 30th-seeded ’85-’86 Whalers in Six Games

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The 30th-seeded ’85-’86 Hartford Whalers put up a good fight, but in the end the top-end talent of the 3rd-seeded ’07-’08 Detroit Red Wings became too much. And by top-end talent, I mean Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk.

Those two are first and second in goals, assists and points for the Red Wings in this series. Zetterberg scored eight times and Datsyuk scored four times while Datsyuk tallied seven assists and Zetterberg tallied six assists. Zetterberg actually accounted for all four of Detroit’s game-winning goals in this series (4, duh). Defenseman Brian Rafalski also posted six assists to tie with Zetterberg for second. Zetterberg finished with a team-high 14 points in the six games while Datsyuk totaled 11 points. Rafalski and his defensive partner Nicklas Lidstrom both posted +5 plus/minus ratings to tie for the team lead. Mikael Samuelsson was second with a +3 rating. Chris Osgood was decent in net. He didn’t face as much pressure as his counterpart, but he posted a 2.50 goals against average to go along with a .918 save percentage in the six games. He did post a 33-save shutout performance back in Game 3 as Detroit took a 2-1 series lead.

Sylvain Turgeon had a good series for Hartford, as evident by his inclusion in the Three Stars of the Series section below. He scored six goals and added an assists for seven points. His six goals were a team-high while Ray Ferraro was second with three. Here’s a sentence never said, typed or heard. Ron Francis led his team in assists. He tallied six apples in the series while both while defenseman Dave Babych and Kevin Dineen were tied for second with five. Francis also led Hartford in points in the six games with eight while Turgeon and Dineen were tied for second behind him with seven. Babych posted an impressive +6 plus/minus rating. That’s impressive since his team got outscored 21-17 in the series. Nasty defenseman Ulf Samuelsson was second behind Babych with a +3. Goaltender Mike Liut was pretty busy in this series as he faced an average of almost 50 shots on goal per game. He finished the series with a 3.50 goals against average and a .929 save percentage.

Here are this series’ links:

Three Stars of the Series:

  1. DET – LW – Henrik Zetterberg – 8 G   6 A   14 P   +1   72 S   4 GWG   7 Star Points
  2. HAR – G – Mike Liut – 6 GP   6 GS   2-3-1   3.50 GAA   .929 SV%   7 Star Points
  3. HAR – LW – Sylvain Turgeon – 6 G   1 A   7 P   +2   35 S   1 GWG   2 PIM   4 Star Points

GAME 1:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
#30 ‘85-’86 Whalers 1 2 1 0 4
#3 ‘07-’08 Red Wings 1 1 2 1 5

GAME SUMMARY:  ‘07-’08 DET – 5   ‘85-’86 HAR – 4   (OT)   (1-0   ‘07-’08 DET)

1st Period:

  • 1 – 0 DET – 1:31 – DET: J. Franzen (1) assisted by B. Lebda (1), T. Holmstrom (1)
  • 1 – 1 tie – 17:58 – HAR: D. Babych (1) assisted by R. Neufeld (3), P. Lawless (2)

 

2nd Period:

  • 2 – 1 HAR – 3:24 – HAR: R. Ferraro (2) assisted by K. Dineen (4), D. Murzyn (3)
  • 2 – 2 tie – 6:47 – DET: V. Filppula (1) assisted by N. Lidstrom (1), B. Rafalski (1)
  • 3 – 2 HAR – 15:27 – HAR: K. Dineen (3) assisted by R. Ferraro (1), D. Murzyn (4)

 

3rd Period:

  • 4 – 2 HAR – 2:30 – HAR: D. Evason (4) assisted by J. Quenneville (5), T. Bothwell (1)
  • 4 – 3 HAR – 6:00 – DET: H. Zetterberg (1) assisted by P. Datsyuk (1), B. Lebda (2)
  • 4 – 4 tie – 16:38 – PP – DET: H. Zetterberg (2) assisted by P. Datsyuk (2), B. Rafalski (2)

 

Overtime:

  • 5 – 4 DET – 2:54 – DET: H. Zetterberg (3) assisted by P. Datsyuk (3), B. Stuart (1)

 

TEAM STATS:

#30 ‘85-’86 Whalers

#3 ‘07-’08 Red Wings

4

Goals

5

38

Shots

58

0/1

PP

1/3

2/3

SH

1/1

0%

PP%

33%

66%

PK%

100%

GWG

H. Zetterberg (1)

STARS OF THE GAME:

  • 1st Star: Henrik Zetterberg (DET)
  • 2nd Star: Kevin Dineen (HAR)
  • 3rd Star: Ray Ferraro (HAR)

 

GAME 2:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
#30 ‘85-’86 Whalers 0 2 2 4
#3 ‘07-’08 Red Wings 2 0 0 2

GAME SUMMARY:  ‘85-’86 HAR – 4   ‘07-’08 DET – 2   (1-1)

1st Period:

  • 1 – 0 DET – 3:28 – DET: N. Lidstrom (1) assisted by H. Zetterberg (1), B. Rafalski (3)
  • 2 – 0 DET – 10:45 – PP – DET: T. Kopecky (1) assisted by B. Rafalski (4), H. Zetterberg (2)

 

2nd Period:

  • 2 – 1 DET – 0:34 – HAR: R. Francis (6) assisted by D. Babych (3)
  • 2 – 2 tie – 1:00 – HAR: R. Francis (7) assisted by D. Babych (4), S. Turgeon (4)

 

3rd Period:

  • 3 – 2 HAR – 15:33 – HAR: R. Ferraro (3) assisted by K. Dineen (5), D. Babych (5)
  • 4 – 2 HAR – 19:33 – EN – HAR: S. Turgeon (4) assisted by R. Francis (5), K. Dineen (6)

 

TEAM STATS:

#30 ‘85-’86 Whalers

#3 ‘07-’08 Red Wings

4

Goals

2

27

Shots

51

0/2

PP

1/2

1/2

SH

2/2

0%

PP%

50%

5-%

PK%

100%

R. Ferraro (1)

GWG

STARS OF THE GAME:

  • 1st Star: Ron Francis (HAR)
  • 2nd Star: Mike Liut (HAR)
  • 3rd Star: Dave Babych (HAR)

 

GAME 3:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
#3 ‘07-’08 Red Wings 0 1 2 3
#30 ‘85-’86 Whalers 0 0 0 0

GAME SUMMARY:  ‘07-’08 DET – 3   ‘85-’86 HAR – 0   (2-1   ‘07-’08 DET)

1st Period:

 

2nd Period:

  • 1 – 0 DET – 11:46 – DET: H. Zetterberg (4) assisted by N. Lidstrom (2)

 

3rd Period:

  • 2 – 0 DET – 5:30 – DET: H. Zetterberg (5) assisted by P. Datsyuk (4), M. Samuelsson (1)
  • 3 – 0 DET – 15:56 – PP – DET: H. Zetterberg (6) assisted by N. Kronwall (1)

 

TEAM STATS:

#3 ‘07-’08 Red Wings

#30 ‘85-’86 Whalers

3

Goals

0

46

Shots

33

1/3

PP

0/1

1/1

SH

2/3

33%

PP%

0%

100%

PK%

66%

H. Zetterberg (2)

GWG

STARS OF THE GAME:

  • 1st Star: Chris Osgood (DET)
  • 2nd Star: Henrik Zetterberg (DET)
  • 3rd Star: Mike Liut (HAR)

 

GAME 4:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
#3 ‘07-’08 Red Wings 0 2 0 2
#30 ‘85-’86 Whalers 0 1 3 4

GAME SUMMARY:  ‘85-’86 HAR – 4   ‘07-’08 DET – 2   (2-2)

1st Period:

 

2nd Period:

  • 1 – 0 DET – 5:03 – DET: J. Hudler (1) assisted by B. Lebda (3), M. Ellis (1)
  • 1 – 1 tie – 10:46 – HAR: K. Dineen (4) assisted by R. Francis (6)
  • 2 – 1 DET – 16:48 – PP – DET: P. Datsyuk (1) assisted by T. Kopecky (1)

 

3rd Period:

  • 2 – 2 tie – 7:20 – HAR: U. Samuelsson (1) assisted by D. Babych (6)
  • 3 – 2 HAR – 14:24 – HAR: S. Turgeon (5) assisted by R. Francis (7), J. Quenneville (6)
  • 4 – 2 HAR – 19:18 – EN – HAR: S. Turgeon (6) assisted by K. Dineen (7)

 

TEAM STATS:

#3 ‘07-’08 Red Wings

#30 ‘85-’86 Whalers

2

Goals

4

44

Shots

26

1/2

PP

0/1

1/1

SH

1/2

50%

PP%

0%

100%

PK%

50%

GWG

S. Turgeon (1)

STARS OF THE GAME:

  • 1st Star: Sylvain Turgeon (HAR)
  • 2nd Star: Mike Liut (HAR)
  • 3rd Star: Kevin Dineen (HAR)

 

GAME 5:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
#30 ‘85-’86 Whalers 0 1 1 2
#3 ‘07-’08 Red Wings 3 0 1 4

GAME SUMMARY:  ‘07-’08 DET – 4   ‘85-’86 HAR – 2   (3-2   ‘07-’08 DET)

1st Period:

  • 1 – 0 DET – 2:12 – DET: V. Filppula (2) assisted by M. Ellis (2), A. Lilja (1)
  • 2 – 0 DET – 4:31 – DET: N. Lidstrom (2) assisted by V. Filppula (1), J. Hudler (1)
  • 3 – 0 DET – 7:28 – PP – DET: H. Zetterberg (7) assisted by P. Datsyuk (5), D. Meech (1)

 

2nd Period:

  • 3 – 1 DET – 5:42 – HAR: S. Turgeon (7) assisted by R. Francis (8), J. Anderson (4)

 

3rd Period:

  • 3 – 2 DET – 5:29 – PP – HAR: J. Anderson (2) assisted by J. Quenneville (7)
  • 4 – 2 DET – 12:18 – PP – DET: P. Datsyuk (5) assisted by B. Rafalski (5), H. Zetterberg (3)

 

TEAM STATS:

#30 ‘85-’86 Whalers

#3 ‘07-’08 Red Wings

2

Goals

4

27

Shots

54

1/2

PP

2/5

3/5

SH

1/2

50%

PP%

40%

60%

PK%

50%

GWG

H. Zetterberg (3)

STARS OF THE GAME:

 

GAME 6:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
#3 ‘07-’08 Red Wings 2 2 1 5
#30 ‘85-’86 Whalers 2 0 1 3

GAME SUMMARY:  ‘07-’08 DET – 5   ‘85-’86 HAR – 3   (4-2   ‘07-’08 DET)

1st Period:

  • 1 – 0 DET – 3:30 – DET: B. Rafalski (1) assisted by H. Zetterberg (4), P. Datsyuk (6)
  • 1 – 1 tie – 9:15 – HAR: R. Ferraro (4) assisted by S. Gavin (3), K. Dineen (8)
  • 2 – 1 DET – 15:16 – DET: P. Datsyuk (3) assisted by B. Rafalski (6), H. Zetterberg (5)
  • 2 – 2 tie – 18:58 – HAR: S. Turgeon (8) assisted by R. Francis (9), D. Babych (7)

 

2nd Period:

  • 3 – 2 DET – 3:17 – DET: P. Datsyuk (4) assisted by H. Zetterberg (6)
  • 4 – 2 DET – 19:18 – PP – DET: H. Zetterberg (8) assisted by P. Datsyuk (7)

 

3rd Period:

  • 4 – 3 DET – 9:16 – HAR: S. Turgeon (9) assisted by R. Francis (10), T. Bothwell (2)
  • 5 – 3 DET – 11:59 – DET: J. Hudler (2) assisted by B. Lebda (4), M. Ellis (3)

 

TEAM STATS:

#3 ‘07-’08 Red Wings

#30 ‘85-’86 Whalers

5

Goals

3

42

Shots

35

1/1

PP

SH

0/1

100%

PP%

PK%

0%

H. Zetterberg (1)

GWG

STARS OF THE GAME:

  • 1st Star: Pavel Datsyuk (DET)
  • 2nd Star: Henrik Zetterberg (DET)
  • 3rd Star: Sylvain Turgeon (HAR)

The Detroit franchise leap-frogged a couple of teams in the UNP rankings, and the ’07-’08 Red Wings have now advanced into the Third Round after having a First Round bye in both tournaments. The ’85-’86 Whalers are also in their second straight UNP, but this year they advanced from the First Round after blowing a 3-2 series lead and losing a multi-overtime Game 7 in last year’s First Round. Next up in the Third Round, the ’07-’08 Wings will either face the 14th-seeded ’34-’35 Montreal Maroons or the 19th-seeded ’10-’11 Carolina Hurricanes!

Up next in the Second Round are the 5th-seeded ’14-’15 Chicago Blackhawks and the 28th-seeded ’09-’10 San Jose Sharks!

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