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Red Wings-Ducks: Detroit Survives Thanks to Ugly, Made-for-Playoffs Goal

Published by on May 15, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

Thomas Edison ought to be proud. It was Edison, the inventor, who famously opined, “Genius is one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.” Ole Tom would have loved the Red Wings’ series-winning goal Thursday night at Joe Louis Arena.

It was a typical playoff tally—devoid of artistry, full of ugly.

Dan Cleary’s goal with exactly three minutes left in the third period wouldn’t make the highlight reel of a beer league team’s end-of-the-year video.

But it was beautiful to the Red Wings, who now move on to face the Chicago Blackhawks in a Western Conference Finals series that can’t possibly be any more taxing than what the Wings and Anaheim Ducks just w...

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