Anaheim 3, Detroit 1

Sunday, 11.20.2005 / 9:00 PM PT / News
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Anaheim 3, Detroit 1

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Teemu Selanne and Andy McDonald scored for the Ducks, Jonathan Hedstrom added an empty net goal and Ilya Bryzgalov stopped 28 shots as Anaheim beat the Detroit Red Wings, 3-1, before a sold-out Arrowhead Pond on Friday afternoon.

“This is exactly the game that we wanted to play," said Selanne. 

"Obviously, they have a lot of talent and scoring power, so we had to play smart. It was a solid effort.”

McDonald (8, Penner) started the scoring for the Ducks when he cleaned up a rebound on a shot by Ducks rookie Dustin Penner and got it past Red Wings goaltender Manny Legace at 15:20 of the first period.  The assist was Penner's first career NHL point.

The rookie right wing has been a force in the Ducks' attack since joining the club on Wednesday night in Dallas.

“I try to bring physical play and a hard work ethic, said Penner.  "I just want to blend in the team real well and try to open up the ice for the quicker guys.”

Bryzgalov would keep the game scoreless toward the end of the first period with a tremendous save on Red Wings veteran forward Brendan Shanahan.  The Russian netminder dove headlong across his crease to glove Shanahan's attempt out of mid-air and keep the Ducks on top.

“There were turning points in the game and I think the save Bryzgalov made early in the game was the game-saver," said Ducks head coach Randy Carlyle.  "It turned the tide and allowed us to recoup. You could feel it on the bench. It was a turning point for our hockey club.”

Henrik Zetterberg (9, Datsyuk, Williams) would answer for Detroit at 2:49 of the second period with a power play goal to tie the contest, 1-1.

Former Ducks head coach and current Red Wings boss Mike Babcock, in his first trip into the Arrowhead Pond this season, was unhappy with his club's inability to attack the net.

“I think you’ve got to give them credit. They played hard and did what they needed to do defensively and they banged one in on the power play," said Babcock. 

"We had our chances on the power play and we didn’t attack the net. If you don’t attack and get second chances, goalies are pretty good in this league.”

Selanne (13, McDonald, Salei) would get the eventual game-winner with his team-leading 13th goal of the season, on the power play at 9:26 of the third period.  Selanne extended his goal streak to three games with the tally.

“It was a good feeling and I really hope this will be a good confidence boost for us,” said Selanne. 

“We have another game Sunday, so we’ve just got to keep pushing.”

Hedstrom (6, S Niedermayer) added an empty net goal for the Ducks, short-handed at 18:44 of the third period to seal the victory for Anaheim.

The Ducks will face-off against another original six NHL team at the Arrowhead Pond on Sunday at 5 PM when they take-on the Chicago Blackhawks.

NOTES: Anaheim has now won two out of its last three contests.  The Ducks beat Phoenix 2-1 on Tuesday night and were defeated on Wednesday night, 3-1 by the Dallas Stars...Detroit goaltender Manny Legace left the game with a sprained knee and was replaced by Chris Osgood at the start of the second period...McDonald extended his point streak to four games (2-3=5) and his assist streak to three games (1-3=4).  Hedstrom's empty net, shorthanded tally was his second shorthanded goal of the season.  The Ducks now have five shorthanded markers on the season...Today's game marked the first game of Anaheim's longest homestand of the season (5 games).  The Ducks will face Chicago (Sunday), Phoenix (Nov. 30), Atlanta (Dec. 3) and Carolina (Dec. 6) at the Arrowhead Pond before heading east to face three Northeast Division opponents.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 236 226 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 248 201 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 232 208 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 229 189 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 242 222 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 231 201 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 230 210 99
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SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
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R. Getzlaf 6 2 8 6 10
J. Silfverberg 6 2 5 6 7
R. Kesler 6 3 3 3 6
S. Vatanen 6 2 4 6 6
H. Lindholm 6 1 5 4 6
P. Maroon 6 2 2 4 4
A. Cogliano 6 1 3 4 4
C. Fowler 6 1 2 3 3
S. Despres 6 0 3 2 3
 
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