Top 5: Most Influential Detroit Red Wing Playoff Goals

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#3 – Steve Yzerman With The Slap Shot

In 1996 the Detroit Red Wings knocked the Winnipeg Jets out of the playoffs and out of Winnipeg, but the biggest story was the series against the St. Louis Blues and Wayne Gretzky. The Red Wings won the first two games of the series, and then the Blues rattled off three consecutive wins. Detroit staved off elimination by winning game six, but the fight for the series was just beginning.

In game seven both Chris Osgood and John Casey were playing lights out and because of them zero goals were scored in regulation or in the first overtime. The game went into a second overtime, but the overtime did not last long as Steve Yzerman took the puck from Wayne Gretzky and ripped a shot past Casey.

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