Pavel Datsyuk and Nicklas Lidstrom each scored twice as the Red Wings rolled to a 6-1, Game Seven win at Phoenix in the Western Conference quarterfinals. Brad Stuart and Todd Bertuzzi also lit the lamp for Detroit, which took control of the game in the second period when it scored four goals. Henrik Zetterberg and Brian Rafalski had three assists each, and Jimmy Howard made 32 saves in the win.
The Red Wings will take on the top-seeded San Jose Sharks in the conference semifinals. The Coyotes were 0-for-5 on the power play last night while the Red Wings were 3-for-6 with the man-advantage.
The Red Wings have won a game seven 13 times, an N-H-L record, but last night’s victory was their first on the road in a game seven since 1964.
The N-H-L today will announce the schedule for the Red Wings/Sharks second round series. Detroit was 3-0-and-1 during the regular season against San Jose.