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Another clutch comeback for Detroit

Posted on: April 20, 2010 9:30 pm
Edited on: April 20, 2010 9:31 pm
By Erin Brown

The Detroit Red Wings can add another clutch comeback to their résumé.

Trailing 2-1 in its series with the Phoenix Coyotes, battle-tested Detroit posted its sixth straight Game 4 triumph.

Jimmy Howard made 29 saves for the first postseason shutout by a Red Wings rookie since Chris Osgood in 1996, and Henrik Zetterberg scored twice in Detroit's 3-0 win.

The Red Wings have not dropped a Game 4 decision to fall behind three games to one in a decade. That loss came to the Colorado Avalanche in the form of a 3-2 overtime decision on May 3, 2000.

The series rallies, however, have not always resulted in series wins. Detroit has lost two of its last five series when tying it at two apiece.

Clutch Comebacks
Date Opponent Round Game 4 Series
Apr. 20, 2010 Phoenix Conf. Quarterfinals W, 3-0 ?
May 7, 2009 Anaheim Conf. Semifinals W, 6-3 W, 4-3
May 2, 2007 San Jose Conf. Semifinals W, 3-2 (OT) W, 4-2
Apr. 27, 2006 Edmonton Conf. Quarterfinals W, 4-2 L, 4-2
Apr. 29, 2004 Calgary Conf. Semifinals W, 4-2 L, 4-2
Apr. 23, 2002 Vancouver Conf. Quarterfinals W, 4-2 W, 4-2

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