Detroit Red Wings: Top 5 Playoff Goals Of The Last 5 Years

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Dec 6, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Red Wings center Darren Helm (43) celebrates his goal in the third period against the New York Rangers at Joe Louis Arena. Detroit won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

#1: Darren Helm’s Game Winner In San Jose

Another Detroit Red Wings’ thrilling late-game goal tops our list of the 5 best Red Wing postseason goals. This one comes courtesy of everyone’s favorite speedy center,

Darren Helm


In 2010-2011, for a second consecutive year, the Red Wings found themselves easily disposing of the Arizona Coyotes in the first-round and then taking on the San Jose Sharks in the second-round. Heading into game 4 of the San Jose series, the Red Wings found themselves looking at being possibly swept out of the playoffs as San Jose held a 3-0 series lead over them.

As the final minutes of the third and final period ticked away, the Wings and Sharks were tied at three goals apiece. Helm won a draw in the Shark’s zone with just a little under two minutes left to play in the game as the Wings battled to keep the puck in the zone. Helm lined up along the right-side of Antti Niemi and was able to catch the goalie out of position after receiving a nice pass from Patrick Eaves.

Helm’s goal would win the game for the Red Wings, and prevent the team from being swept on home-ice. It was a moment/goal that exemplifies what makes playoff hockey stand out as one of the most exciting postseason in all professional sports, proving that nothing is over until it is truly over.

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