Top 5: Most Influential Detroit Red Wing Playoff Goals

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#1 – McCarty Dekes And He Scores

He we are at the most influential playoff goal and there is only one correct answer.

In 1997 the Red Wings made it to the Stanley Cup Finals for the second time in three years and were looking for their first Stanley Cup since 1955. The powerful Philadelphia Flyers were standing in Detroit’s way, but the Wings still went on to win the first three games of the series.

In Game 4 the Red Wings once again jumped out ahead of the Flyers in the first period thanks to a goal by Nicklas Lidstrom, but it was Darren McCarty who would be the hero of the game. In the second period with 7 minutes left, McCarty went down the ice with the puck, deked Janne Niinimaa and Ron Hextall, and put the puck into the net to give the Wings a 2-0 lead and a Stanley Cup.

 

What goal would you rank as the most influential playoff goal in recent Red Wings history?

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