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Late penalty, power-play outage dooms Ducks

Updated: May 12, 2007, 12:46 AM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

DETROIT -- Anaheim coach Randy Carlyle said it was like Ryan Getzlaf got caught with his hands in the cookie jar.

It might well have been the entire team that got caught in such a predicament as the Western Conference finals began with a 2-1 victory by the Detroit Red Wings on Friday night.

Less than five minutes to go in a 1-1 game and Getzlaf took a slash from Detroit defenseman Brett Lebda, turned and slashed him back on the hip -- lightly, surely enough; so lightly, in fact, ...

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