The Red Wings took two of three games from the Ducks this season, with the road team winning all three contests. The Red Wings won the two most recent meetings by scores of 5-1 and 2-1.
The Red Wings are obvious underdogs in this series, but won the final four games of their season to claim the No. 7 seed and avoid the juggernaut Chicago Blackhawks. Being the underdog, Detroit needs a game plan to come out on top of this series.
Here are five keys that will help the Red Wings defeat the Ducks and advance to the second round of the playoffs.