Detroit Red Wings are in the Hot Seat

GoucheCorrespondent IMay 14, 2009

ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 07:  (L-R) Goalie Chris Osgood #30, Johan Franzen #93 and Nicklas Lidstrom #5 of the Detroit Red Wings celebrate after their win over the Anaheim Ducks in Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals at Honda Center on May 7, 2009 in Anaheim, California.  The Red Wings won 6-3.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Detroit Red Wings put on a very sloppy performance on their first power play, in Tuesday night’s game against the Anaheim Ducks, but killed off their own penalty quite readily.

The Ducks turned over the puck several times in the first, but managed to get out of the period with no damage done. Anaheim out-shot the Red Wings 12-8 in the first. The indications were that the Ducks would do well.

The second period opened with Detroit in the penalty box, and soon after they killed that one off, they took  a delay of game penalty, which resulted in Anaheim’s Ryan Getzlaf’ scoring the first goal of the game.

The Red Wings appeared a little disorganized, but settled down midway in the period and had several scoring chances, however, Hiller wasn’t giving up anything.

Anaheim’s Corey Perry gets the Ducks their second goal with 2 minutes left in the period.

The Red Wings had spurts of power, but couldn’t put it all together; and the Duck’s momentum just kept on coming.

I think the game ended early in the third. The two goals for Anaheim in the second period seemed to end the story. The Ducks did a great job of containing the Red Wings and Jonas Hiller was faultless.

Except for the two goals that got past Chris Osgood, he played steady the rest of the game.

Detroit’s, Johan Franzen scored with three minutes left in the game, but the end of Detroit’s scoring drought came a little too late. Detroit will have a tough time curbing the momentum  the Ducks have built up and that what I think, Momma Gouche.


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