[<< wikinews] NHL: Detroit burns Calgary in first playoff matchup
Thursday, April 12, 2007 
Red Wings lead series 1-0. (Best of Seven)

Calgary never knew what hit them Thursday night, as the Detroit Red Wings, which came into the playoffs as the first seed in the West, cruised to victory. By 8:36 in the first period, the Red Wings had opened up a 2-0 lead on the Flames, with Valtteri Filppula and Nicklas Lidstrom scoring on Calgary netminder Miikka Kiprusoff, who was bombarded by shots the entire game. Dominik Hasek was spectacular in goal, as he has been so many times this season, stopping 19 of 20 shots faced. Calgary's only consolation came at 14:55 in the third, when Alex Tanguay scored a power play goal.
Despite the Red Wings victory, the Flames will have a chance to tie up the series, which is just getting started, when they will do battle again against Detroit on Sunday. Opening face off is scheduled for 1:00 EDT.


== Scoring Summary ==


== Goaltending ==


== Three Stars of the Game ==
#1 = Nicklas Lidstrom, D, Detroit Red Wings - 1 Goal, 1 Assist
#2 = Pavel Datsyuk, C, Detroit Red Wings - 1 Goal, 1 Assist
#3 = Mathieu Schneider, D, Detroit Red Wings - 1 Goal, 1 Assist


== External links ==
Official Website of the Detroit Red Wings
Official Website of the Calgary Flames
National Hockey League Official Website


== Sources ==
NHL Online ReportViewer - Game Summary
NHL Online ReportViewer - Event Summary
NHL Online ReportViewer Play-by-Play
Yahoo! Sports Boxscore - Detroit Red Wings 4, Calgary Flames 1