2nd-seeded ’07-’08 Red Wings Clinch Three-Peat by Defeating 8th-seeded ’96-’97 Red Wings in Six Games

Goaltender _____ Osgood finished off a good series with a 30-save shutout to send the '07-'08 Red Wings to another UNP. (via Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Goaltender Chris Osgood finished off a good series with a 33-save shutout to send the ’07-’08 Red Wings to another UNP. (via Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Here is the 2016 Detroit Red Wings Qualifying Tournament in its entirety.

Early on in this series, it looked like the 2nd-seeded ’07-’08 Detroit Red Wings were gonna run with it. They took the first three games of the series by a combined score of 13-4. Game 1 was a 5-1 final behind a balanced offensive attack of five different goal scorers. Goaltender Chris Osgood, the starter for both teams in this final, started off a good series for the ’07-’08 Red Wings by stopped 28 of 29 shots against. He followed that up by stopped 33 of 34 shots agaisnt in a 2-1 win in Game 2 as Johan Franzen and Daniel Cleary score their only two goals, both in the first period. Meanwhile, Osgood stopped 51 of 53 shots against for the 8th-seeded ’96-’97 Detroit Red Wings in the loss. The ’07-’08 Red Wings’ offense woke back up in Game 3 with a 6-1 win. Both Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg posted four-point efforts, with three goals and an assist and one goal and three assists, respectively.

The ’96-’97 Red Wings finally got on the board in the series with a 2-1 overtime win in Game 4. Brendan Shanahan scored the OT winner after Sergei Fedorov with a game-tying goal with four and a half minutes remaining in regulation. Not a bad pair. Shanny followed that OT winner with a four-goal effort in Game 5 as the ’96-’97 Red Wings staved off elimination with a 5-4 win. Defenseman Vladimir Konstantinov and Steve Yzerman tallied a pair of assists for the ’96-’97 Red Wings. Their momentum ended their, however, because a 33-save shutout performance from Osgood led the ’07-’08 Red Wings to a 3-0 win in Game 6 to clinch the three-peat. Franzen, more commonly known as the Mule, was the only player in the win to register more than on point with his two assists. The ’07-’08 Red Wings are now the 18th team that will now have been their franchises representative in all three Ultimate NHL Playoffs.

GAME 1:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’96-’97 Red Wings 0 1 0 1
’07-’08 Red Wings 0 4 1 5

GAME SUMMARY:  ’07-’08 DET – 5   ’96-’97 DET – 1   (1-0   ’07-’08 DET)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – Pavel Datsyuk (’07-’08 DET) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   Even   6 S

2nd Star: G – Chris Osgood (’07-’08 DET) – W   1.00 GAA   .966 SV% (28 SV’s)

3rd Star: D – Brian Rafalski (’07-’08 DET) – 0 G   2 A   2 P   +2   2 S

GAME 2:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’96-’97 Red Wings 0 1 0 1
’07-’08 Red Wings 2 0 0 2

GAME SUMMARY:  ’07-’08 DET – 2   ’96-’97 DET – 1   (2-0   ’07-’08 DET)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Chris Osgood (’07-’08 DET) – W   1.00 GAA   .971 SV% (33 SV’s)

2nd Star: G – Chris Osgood (’96-’97 DET) – L   2.00 GAA   .962 SV% (51 SV’s)

3rd Star: RW – Daniel Cleary (’07-’08 DET) – 1 G   0 A   1 P   +1   3 S

GAME 3:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’07-’08 Red Wings 2 3 1 6
’96-’97 Red Wings 0 1 1 2

GAME SUMMARY:  ’07-’08 DET – 6   ’96-’97 DET – 2   (3-0   ’07-’08 DET)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: C – Pavel Datsyuk (’07-’08 DET) – 3 G   1 A   4 P   +4   6 S

2nd Star: LW – Henrik Zetterberg (’07-’08 DET) – 1 G   3 A   4 P   +4   9 S

3rd Star: G – Chris Osgood (’07-’08 DET) – W   2.00 GAA   .943 SV% (33 SV’s)

GAME 4:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’07-’08 Red Wings 0 1 0 0 1
’96-’97 Red Wings 0 0 1 1 2

GAME SUMMARY:  ’96-’97 DET – 2   ’07-’08 DET – 1   (OT)   (3-1   ’07-’08 DET)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Chris Osgood (’96-’97 DET) – W   1.00 GAA   .960 SV% (24 SV’s)

2nd Star: G – Chris Osgood (’07-’08 DET) – OTL   2.00 GAA   .941 SV% (32 SV’s)

3rd Star: D – Brian Rafalski (’07-’08 DET) – 1 G   0 A   1 P   +1   4 S

GAME 5:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’96-’97 Red Wings 2 2 1 5
’07-’08 Red Wings 1 2 1 4

GAME SUMMARY:  ’96-’97 DET – 5   ’07-’08 DET – 4   (3-2   ’07-’08 DET)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: LW – Brendan Shanahan (’96-’97 DET) – 4 G   0 A   4 P   +3   9 S   2 PIM

2nd Star: LW – Henrik Zetterberg (’07-’08 DET) – 2 G   0 A   2 P   -1   7 S

3rd Star: C – Johan Franzen (’07-’08 DET) – 1 G   1 A   2 P   +2   3 S

GAME 6:

1st Period 2nd Period 3rd Period Overtime Total
’07-’08 Red Wings 1 0 2 3
’96-’97 Red Wings 0 0 0 0

GAME SUMMARY:  ’07-’08 DET – 3   ’96-’97 DET – 0   (4-2   ’07-’08 DET)

STARS OF THE GAME:

1st Star: G – Chris Osgood (’07-’08 DET) – W   0.00 GAA   1.000 SV% (33 SV’s)   SO

2nd Star: C – Johan Franzen (’07-’08 DET) – 0 G   2 A   2 P   +2   3 S

3rd Star: D – Brian Rafalski (’07-’08 DET) – 1 G   0 A   1 P   +2   4 S

Up next is the 2016 Toronto Maple Leafs Qualifying Tournament

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