Detroit Red Wings vs. Anaheim Ducks: Live Score, Updates and Analysis
Nick Bonino tipped home a power-play goal in the first period to give the Ducks a 1-0 lead.
Detroit tied the game in the first period as they matched on the power play after a 5-on-3 expired. Daniel Cleary tipped home a hard Jakub Kindl shot from the faceoff circle.
Teemu Selanne wired home a wrist shot in the third period to restore Anaheim's one-goal lead, which turned out to be the game-winner.
Francois Beauchemin added an empty-net goal with under a minute to go to ice the game.
Anaheim Ducks 3, Detroit Red Wings 1, final score.
That's all from Anaheim, thanks for following along and good night.
It wasn't that the Red Wings didn't have it tonight. The Ducks simply played a better overall game than the Red Wings did.
The Ducks did what they needed to do to get the scoring chances that they needed to get. The Ducks also capitalized more on their power plays.
Detroit needs to do a much better job as a team of limiting scoring chances, as well as limiting giveaways (13 tonight) if they are to find success in Game 2 and the rest of the series.
Francois Beauchemin scored that empty netter there from almost the full length of the ice. Quite an impressive shot even though the goalie was pulled.
Anaheim scores here with the empty net.
Final score 3-1 Anaheim.
Red Wings need a goal, under a minute to go.
Howard on the bench.
Octopus on the ice.
Filppula takes a penalty for hooking here with just over four minutes to go in the game. This power play could ice the game as the Ducks have already scored twice with the man advantage.
The Anaheim Ducks just won't allow the Red Wings to get in the zone or stay in the zone. Playing a version of "the trap" as the Red Wings can get to the blue line, but the Ducks are forcing the Red Wings to dump the puck into the zone if the Red Wings want to skate by.
Just under eight minutes to go here in regulation with the Ducks still leading 2-1.
Red Wings need to find some offense before time runs out in this one.
The Ducks capitalized again on the power play, with Selanne scoring to put the Ducks in the lead. Jimmy Howard would likely want to have that goal back as it beat him short side between his arm and the post.
The Red Wings ability to get offensive chances in this game is being limited to virtually nothing.
It is unfortunate that the Red Wings cannot get more chances offensively because it seems that when they do get Jonas Hiller moving side to side in the goal, they get plenty of opportunities.
Hiller seems nervous in net.
Third period underway and Teemu Selanne fires and scores on the power play!
The Red Wings gave up far too many chances in that second period. They are extremely lucky to go into the second period with a tie game on their hands.
The Ducks meanwhile have to be shaking their heads in the locker room. So many golden chances in the second period and none of these chances ended up in the back of the net.
Anaheim is out-hitting Detroit by a 2:1 ratio after two periods with a 28-14 hitting advantage. This hitting advantage may have something to do with the giveaways.
Chalk up another giveaway by Jakub Kindl who threw the puck over the boards there with 18 seconds to go in the period.
Unfortunate play there for Jakub Kindl. Kindl had just blocked a couple of shots in a row and then he shot it out of play for a delay of game penalty.
This penalty will carry over to the third period as Anaheim drew the penalty with only 18 seconds left in the game.
Couple of huge chances here for the Ducks on Jimmy Howard. They have to be kicking themselves that they haven't potted any one of these four or five golden chances.
Jimmy Howard, with help of his defensemen, has stood on his head over the past five minutes of game action.
Ducks kill off the penalty, but the Red Wings took quite a few shots on that power play. Red Wings were able to open up Anaheim's defense down low, but no goals.
Anaheim has five giveaways now. Some of those giveaways came on the last power play and led to Red Wings' scoring chances.
Jimmy Howard takes a Corey Perry knee to the face. Goaltender interference is the call and Detroit to the power play again.
That could have ended badly for the Red Wings and for Jimmy Howard if the collision with Howard's head had been any worse.
Well, don't be surprised if another regulation goal isn't scored tonight the way things went in other games.
The Chicago Blackhawks beat the Minnesota Wild 2-1 in overtime and the St. Louis Blues got a gift in overtime from Jonathan Quick to win 2-1 over the Los Angeles Kings.
Although there have been plenty of scoring chances in this game, goaltenders seem to be up to the challenge other than the two goals thus far.
The Red Wings already have seven giveaways in this game to the Ducks' two giveaways.
Detroit needs to do a far better job of taking care of the puck as there have been some "Grade-A" scoring chances on Jimmy Howard so far. The score could be a lot worse for Detroit than 1-1.
Joakim Andersson is going to sit for two minutes after interfering with Teemu Selanne.
Ducks have already scored once on their man advantage and will be looking to take advantage again.
Red Wings fail to score on the power play. Too much shooting from outside with not enough (or any) traffic in front of the net.
That stops the Anaheim momentum momentarily.
Through almost five minutes here in Anaheim, the Ducks have dominated the shots; 5-0 in the second period.
The Ducks have had quite a few dangerous opportunities, but Jimmy Howard has come up big with a bit of help from his defensemen.
Red Wings go back to the power play here as Nick Bonino gets called for holding.
Second period underway here in Anaheim. Early chances by both teams.
First, Gustav Nyquist gets his shot blocked by Bryan Allen. Then Jimmy Howard comes up with a pair of saves.
David Steckel is really making up for the Ducks' apparent lack of a true faceoff man as he continues to win faceoffs for Anaheim.
Red Wings and Ducks each had some huge chances in the first period, but the Red Wings should have pulled the trigger a few more times than they did. There were a number of (at least three chances) where the Red Wings would have had a big-time scoring chance if they had just thrown it at the net.
Both teams have power-play goals, but again, the playoffs are a time where lack of discipline will come back to hurt a team.
Going forward both teams must realize that and keep themselves in position so there will be no need to hook or trip their opponents.
End of the first period here in Detroit. Special teams providing the only offense, as the two teams are tied at 1 after the first period.
Red Wings score on the power play!
Red Wings let the five-on-three end, but scored on the Winnik power play.
Daniel Cleary deflects in a Jakub Kinl blast from middle of the faceoff circle and the game is tied at 1!
Red Wings go to the power play here, as Getzlaf is off for tripping.
Detroit looking to even the score here. 5-on-3 power play goal as Daniel Winnik gets sent off for hooking.
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