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Detroit Can See Reign in the Forecast

Game 3: After routing Flyers, 6-1, Red Wings can end 42-year championship drought with one more victory.

June 06, 1997|HELENE ELLIOTT | TIMES STAFF WRITER

If they were lucky, they were also very good. Fedorov scored on a rebound at 3:12 of the second period to pad the Red Wings' lead to 4-1, and Shanahan effectively sealed the victory by banking the puck off Hextall with 43 seconds left in the period for his ninth playoff goal. Lapointe merely made it an even half-dozen with a big slap shot from the top of the right circle 68 seconds into the third period.

"They created some good chances. Their offense was really rolling tonight," said Hextall, who started the series opener but was replaced by Garth Snow in Game 2, both 4-2 Detroit victories. "They used their speed and they used their [penalty] kill and they did a hell of a job. . . .

"We got dominated by a hockey club that played a terrific hockey game. And, on the other end of things, we were very bad."

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Detroit leads series 3-0

* Game 1Detroit 4, Philadelphia 2

* Game 2Detroit 4, Philadelphia 2

* Game 3Detroit 6, Philadelphia 1

* SaturdayPhiladelphia at Detroit, 5 p.m.

* TuesdayDetroit at Philadelphia, 5 p.m.-x

* ThursdayPhiladelphia at Detroit, 5 p.m.-x

* June 14Detroit at Philadelphia, 5 p.m.-x

x-if necessary

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