Game 3 of this Western Conference Quarterfinal may have turned in the Anaheim Ducks' favor on an illegal hit, and now the Detroit Red Wings will have to hope history doesn't reveal the series turned on it as well.
Detroit forward Justin Abdelkader was assessed a five-minute major penalty for charging and a game misconduct after hitting Anaheim defenseman Toni Lydman
late in the second period of a scoreless game, and the Ducks rolled
from that point in a 4-0 victory Saturday night at Joe Louis Arena.
The Ducks scored once on the five-minute power play but controlled
play for most of the game after the hit and now hold a 2-1 lead in this
best-of-7 series with Game 4 on Monday night here at The Joe.