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Maltby lifts Red Wings

Kirk Maltby scored his second goal of the night 2:39 into double overtime to lift the Red Wings to a 3-2 victory over the Edmonton Oilers in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series last night in Detroit.

Edmonton's Dwayne Roloson made 54 saves and Manny Legace finished with 23 for the Red Wings.

Maltby ended the game that lasted 3 1/2 hours with a long shot from outside the right circle that was deflected past Roloson by the stick of Edmonton teammate Rem Murray.

Maltby made it 2-2 with 6:17 left in regulation when he scored off a rebound on a goal that stood after a video review. He had just five goals this season after scoring 14 in each of the previous two.

Flames 2, Mighty Ducks 1 -- Darren McCarty scored 9:45 into overtime to give host Calgary a victory in the opening game of the Western Conference playoff series.

McCarty skated freely into the Ducks zone and one-timed a pass from Kristian Huselius by Ilya Bryzgalov, a surprise starter for the Mighty Ducks.

''Every now and then I'll bang one of those in and it just seems to be at the right time," McCarty told Canadian Broadcasting Company.

Tony Amonte scored in the second period for the Flames, and Jeff Friesen got Anaheim even in the third at 5:17.

Jean-Sebastien Giguere, Anaheim's No. 1 goalie, practiced in the morning but missed the game with what the team called a lower-body injury.

Senators 4, Lightning 1 -- Martin Havlat and Jason Spezza scored power-play goals 1:07 apart early in the third period and Mike Fisher added a shorthanded goal as host Ottawa rallied in the opener of the Eastern Conference series.

Daniel Alfredsson scored into an empty net with 1:02 remaining and Ottawa's Ray Emery made 35 saves in his postseason debut.

Emery, who drew an assist on Spezza's go-ahead goal 6:13 into the third, has carried the load for the Senators since Dominik Hasek was injured at the Olympics.

Tampa Bay's Vincent Lecavalier opened the scoring on a two-man advantage late in the first.

Havlat tied it during Ottawa's fifth power play at 5:06 of the third, deking Lightning goalie John Grahame and firing a shot over his outstretched right pad.

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