Top 5: Most Influential Detroit Red Wing Playoff Goals

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May 10, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Al the Octopus hangs over the ice before game game six of the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs between the Detroit Red Wings and the Anaheim Ducks at Joe Louis Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Red Wing have made the Stanley Cup Playoffs for a record 22 straight seasons and in that have scored many goals. Today, we are taking a look at the Top 5 most influential goals during that time frame.

#5 – Nicklas Lidstrom From Center Ice

We will start with the 2002 Stanley Cup Quarterfinals, The Vancouver Canucks are leading the Detroit Red Wings in the series 2-0 and Game 3 is all tied up at 1-1.

With less than 30 second left in the game Nicklas Lidstrom carried the puck into the neutral zone and let a slap shot lose on Dan Cloutier. Cloutier misplayed the shot, the puck went into the net, and it sapped all of the energy out of the Canucks. Detroit went on to win the next 4 games and advanced to the Semifinals.

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