Top 5: Most Influential Detroit Red Wing Playoff Goals

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#4 – The Professor Ends The Game In Triple OT

Sticking with the 2002 Stanley Cup Playoffs, The Detroit Red Wings were playing the Carolina Hurricanes in the Stanley Cup Playoffs and the series was tied at one a piece heading into Game 3. Detroit could not shake Carolina despite being the clear favorite in the series, but in Game 3 that all changed.

Carolina led Game 3 after a goal 7 minutes into the third period, but Detroit roared back and Brett Hull buried a goal with less than 1:30 left in the game. The game then went into overtime, then double overtime, and finally triple overtime. Dominik Hasek and Arturs Irbe both made very crucial saves to keep their teams in the game, but with a little over 5 minute left in the game, The Professor, Igor Larionov ended the game with a deke.

The Red Wings went on to win their next 2 games and capture the Stanley Cup for the third time in six seasons.

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