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Ducks Clip Wings in OT, 5-4

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 1:49 AM
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Ducks Clip Wings in OT, 5-4
Detroit Red Wings 4, Anaheim Ducks 5
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ANAHEIM – It’s official: The Anaheim Ducks are back.

A four-game road winning streak was enough to garner hope after a rough start to the season, but the real test came tonight at Honda Center against the rolling defending champion Detroit Red Wings. But the Ducks passed with flying colors, bouncing back from a two-goal deficit as well as a potentially devastating late Detroit goal to take it 5-4 in overtime.

Selanne's 21st career hat trick (12th with Anaheim) pushed the Ducks to victory.

Francois Beauchemin scored the game-winner 1:39 into the extra session, batting a flipping puck out of the air past falling goalie Chris Osgood. The celebration for the Ducks fans among the sellout Honda Center crowd was put on hold as replay officials determined whether Beauchemin hit the puck out of the air with a high stick (over the crossbar). But after a two-minute review, referee Mike Leggo skated out to center ice to announce that the goal would stand, and a roar rained down from the seats. It was the second overtime goal of Beauchemin's career, the first coming last January against San Jose.

"It was just instinct," Beauchemin said. "The puck was right there. I just tried to tap it in. You don’t wait for it to come lower then the crossbar. You just hit it and hope it’s good."

It was the fifth straight win for the Ducks after a 1-5-0 start to the season, as the Ducks went over .500 for the first time in the young campaign. Anaheim dealt Detroit (7-1-2) its first road loss of the season after five straight victories.

Said Selanne, "It was a little bit disappointing that we let them score in the last two minutes, but that’s hockey," Selanne said. "You can’t really think about that too long. You just have to bounce back. We knew that we were having a strong game."

Tantalizingly close to victory in regulation, the Ducks gave up a disheartening goal to Henrik Zetterberg with just 1:23 left in the third period and Anaheim clinging to a 4-3 lead. The goal was set up when Dan Cleary chased the puck down just past the extended goal line and sent a pass behind himself for the Zetterberg one-timer.

Teemu Selanne had tied the game 3-3 with his third goal from the bottom of the faceoff circle, one-timing a Chris Pronger pass through a tiny opening under Osgood’s pad. It was his 21st career hat trick, and 12th in a Ducks uniform. It also gave him three power play goals in the game, tying a club record with Paul Kariya, set in 2001.

"Every goal is special, but obviously hat tricks don’t come very often," Selanne said. "It’s great feeling."

Brian Sutherby gave the Ducks their first lead of the game by batting a Corey Perry pass from the slot past Osgood to make it 4-3 Anaheim with 7:04 remaining. Ryan Getzlaf got the play started by knocking the puck away behind the net, and Perry made a gorgeous feed to Sutherby, who was charging in from the bench. It was the third goal of the year for Sutherby, who couldn’t find the net in a Ducks uniform in 45 games last season.

Getzlaf had a hand in every Ducks goal, tying a Ducks record with five assists.

Getzlaf assisted on all five Ducks goals, a career high for him and just the third time in franchise history that one player had five helpers.

The two teams had skated evenly through the first half of the opening period, but Pavel Datsyuk broke through on the power play with a redirect from the slot off a Marian Hossa pass.

Less than three minutes later, the Ducks fought back by taking advantage of some serious power play time of their own. The Wings committed three straight penalties to set the Ducks up on a 5 on 3, and Teemu Selanne made them pay. From the bottom of the circle, Selanne one-timed a Ryan Getzlaf pass from the slot under the crossbar.

The goal was scored before the first penalty expired, giving the Ducks more time with a two-man advantage, but they couldn’t convert on that nor the ensuing 5 on 4.

The Ducks looked like they took the lead with 1:42 left in the first when Chris Pronger’s rocket from the high slot sailed past Osgood, who had fallen to the ice. But officials waved off the goal on a questionable-at-best call when they whistled Selanne for pushing Mikael Samuelsson into Osgood.

Datsyuk struck again 7:53 into the middle session, with a similar-looking goal in which he chipped the puck with one hand on the stick past Giguere. That one also came from Hossa and gave Detroit a 2-1 lead.

The Wings made it a two-goal lead with 3:34 left in the period as Henrik Zetterberg got into the act of redirecting from the slot. With his back to the net, he deflected a Jiri Hudler past the outstretched leg of Giguere, who was way out of position and slammed his stick to the ice in frustration.

A collision with Valtteri Filppula late in the period sent Selanne to the ice and he was very slow to get up. But he stayed in the game and recovered enough to score his second goal on the power play with 51 seconds left. Again from the bottom of the circle, Selanne slid a pass through the crease toward a charging Scott Niedermayer, and it kicked off the skate of a Detroit player into the wide open net.

Jean-Sebastien Giguere had 34 saves for the Ducks to earn his fourth straight victory. Anaheim had three power play goals in the game, after coming into the game ranking near the bottom of the league with just five on the season.

"The power play turned its fortunes around on the road trip," said Ducks coach Randy Carlyle. "In tonight’s game it was huge for our hockey club and it gave us a chance. We know the personnel that we have and the people that are out on the power play, if you give them enough chances they are going to score some goals."

The Ducks look to keep rolling with a Halloween matchup against the Canucks at Honda Center on Friday.


The Ducks extend their winning streak to a season-high five games, the longest since Feb. 17-Mar. 3, 2008 (six games).


Tonight marked Teemu Selanne’s first hat trick (3-0=3) since Feb. 24, 2008 vs. Chicago (3-2=5). It is his 21st career hat trick and 12th with Anaheim. His three power play goals tonight tie the club record for PPG in a single game. Paul Kariya also had three PPG on Mar. 29, 2001 @ San Jose.


Selanne has extended his season-high point streak to four games (5-1=6), which also includes a three-game goal streak (5-0=5), his longest since Feb. 20-29 (four games, 6-2=8). He is now second in the NHL in power play goals with five (three tonight).


Ryan Getzlaf recorded a career-high 0-5=5 assists tonight. It’s just the third time in franchise history the feat has been accomplished (last: Selanne, 11/19/06 vs. Phoenix, 0-5=5). He has also extended his season-high point streak to four games (3-7=10).


The club’s last three PPG effort was on Dec. 10, 2007 @ Columbus in a 4-3 Ducks overtime win.


With two assists tonight, Scott Niedermayer has moved into sole possession of first on the Ducks all-time assists list by a defenseman (127).


Corey Perry has extended his point streak to a season-high five games (2-6=8). It is his longest point streak since his career high seven-game point streak from Jan. 7-20, 2008 (5-7=12).


Tonight marked Francois Beauchemin’s second career OT goal (also Jan. 13, 2008 @ San Jose).


Chris Pronger has earned 0-4=4 assists in the last three games.


Goaltender J.S. Giguere earned his fourth consecutive victory on the season, stopping 34-of-38 shots. He has recorded a 2.90 GAA and .925 SV% during that span. He is just four victories shy of 200 in his NHL career.



1:39 - ANAHEIM GOAL - FRANCOIS BEAUCHEMIN - Getzlaf gets behind the defense and gets hooked from behind by Rafalski just before Osgood pokes his stick out to pop the puck straight in the air. Beauchemin comes from behind to bat it out of the air past a tumbling Osgood. It's under video review as replay officials try to determine if Beauchemin hit it with a high stick (if the puck was over the crossbar, it would be disallowed). After a two-minute delay, the official skates out to center ice to announce, "After further review, the play is a goal" and the crowd goes ballistic. It's Anaheim 5, Detroit 4 in overtime. And I have to admit it, I have chills.

0:30 - The Ducks dodge a bullet when a Hossa shot bounces off Giguere right to Lidstrom, but he whiffs on the follow-up.

0:00 - We're off and running.

3rd Period

20:00 - END OF REGULATION - On the tantalizing cusp of victory, the Ducks give up a Zetterberg goal with 1:23 left and we're going to overtime.

19:56 - With just a few seconds remaining, Kunitz gets Ducks fans' hopes up when he gets loose on the right wing, but his shot goes into Osgood's gut.

18:37 - DETROIT GOAL - HENRIK ZETTERBERG - Dan Cleary chases the puck down near the back boards, and just before taking a shot from Beauchemin, he throw the puck behind him and Zetterberg bats it past Giguere. Heartbreaker for the Ducks, and there are WAY too many cheering Wings fans in this building. It's 4-4.

18:20 - Robbie Niedermayer flips the puck from behind his own blueline, toward the Detroit net and it's icing. Did Robbie think the net was empty?

Another octopus hits the ice, flung from a Detroit idiot. I can't see it from here, but he might be getting a lickin' from Ducks fans right now. At least he SHOULD be.

15:34 - We're under five minutes here and the Ducks are looking to hang on.

12:56 - ANAHEIM GOAL - BRIAN SUTHERBY - Getzlaf knocks the puck loose behind the net and it squirts to Perry, who feeds a charging Sutherby (fresh of the bench) in the slot for the one-timer. Sutherby, who had zero goals as a Ducks last season, has three in just nine games. More importantly, it's 4-3 Ducks.

I don't know if I'm allowed to report this, but Mrs. Tennis Ball just emailed to say she's missing the game because she just got back from her uncle's funeral. And apparently she was getting Ducks game reports on her Blackberry DURING THE FUNERAL. Now, there's a true fan.

10:21 - DET Penalty - Henrik Zetterberg, 2 min. holding. The Ducks get bailed out and they'll have some power play time coming up.

9:38 - ANA Penalty - Scott Niedermayer, 2 min. tripping. Questionable. Looked like Hossa did most of the falling on that one. Detroit players dive better than Greg Louganis.

5:18 - Selanne's stick is broken in half by a slash, no call. It's broken completely as he slams it on the ice in frustration. It should be noted that during the first intermission, Selanne complained on TV about that ridiculous interference call that waived off Pronger's goal.

Someone throws an octopus on the ice after the whistle. That's just great. Here's hoping the guy who did it is tossed on the ice himself.

4:50 - ANAHEIM GOAL - TEEMU SELANNE - It's Selanne yet again, as Pronger fakes a shot from the high slot and feeds Teemu in his happy place, the bottom of the circle. Selanne one-times it low through a very small opening under Osgood's pad. It's a hat trick for Selanne, as the caps coming from the stands are very slow and sporadic. That's the only disappointment on this one, as the Ducks tie it 3-3.

4:25 - DET Penalty - Tomas Kopecky, 2 min. interference. Kopecky fools around in front of the Anaheim net.

3:30 - Giguere makes a great save on a Zetterberg wraparound try.

3:06 - Time expires on the Niedermayer penalty and it's a very big kill for the Ducks.

1:06 - ANA Penalty - Rob Niedermayer, 2 min. holding. Ducks in trouble, facing a 5 on 3.

0:00 - Here we go in the third.

2nd Period

20:00 - END OF PERIOD - The Ducks give up two, but get one back on the power play and trail 3-2. Something tells me this third period will be a doozy.

19:43 - ANA Penalty - Scott Niedermayer, 2 min. interference. I'll be honest. I'm not sure what the hell that was.

19:09 - ANAHEIM GOAL (POWER PLAY) - TEEMU SELANNE - Selanne must be okay, because he makes a great pass from the bottom of the circle through the slot to a charging Niedermayer, and it kicks off the skate of a Detroit player into the open net. It looked initially like Scott Niedermayer scored it, as he raised on fist to the rafters. It's 3-2 Ducks and they're still on the PP.

18:58 - DET Penalty - Niklas Kronwall, 2 min. high sticking. Kronwall gets Scotty in the face as they battle for the puck.

18:47 - The crowd goes silent as Selanne runs into Filppula and goes down to the ice. He doesn't get up right away, as trainer Clark comes out again to take a look. Selanne looks pretty solemn, but eventually skates off on his own and returns to the ice.

The fighting extends into the crowd as two guys start to go at it a few rows behind the glass, and fans rise from their seats to take a look.

17:46 - DET Penalty - Pavel Datsyuk, 2 min. hooking. During a scramble around the Detroit net, Datsyuk hooks Getzlaf.

16:26 - DETROIT GOAL (POWER PLAY) - HENRIK ZETTERBERG - It's yet another redirect from the slot as Zetterberg, with his back to the goal, deflects a Jiri Hudler pass past the outstretched leg of Giguere and inside the post. Giguere slams his stick in disgust. He knew he was out of position on that one. It's 3-1 Detroit.

16:04 - ANA Penalty - Chris Kunitz, 2 min. tripping.

15:15 - Holmstrom gets hit from behind and somehow flops backwards. He would make a great European soccer player.

14:23 - May goes hard into a Draper and he's not getting up. He's trying, but he just can't do it as trainer Tim Clark comes out to help. He eventually gets to his feet, but he's in bad shape. He holds his right skate off the ground as he's helped off the ice and into the dressing room. I'd be very surprised to see him again tonight.

13:20 - Draper gets behind the defense and thankfully shoots it over the net.

12:35 - Teemu Selanne loses control of the puck for about the fifth time tonight. If not for that goal, he'd be having a rough game.

Three girls are in the crowd holding up a sign that says, "PRINCETON LOVES PARROS." Now, are they
from Princeton, or do they just assume that?

10:10 - Holmstrom flops to the ice near the blueline like he was shot by a sniper, but there's of course no diving call.

10:05 - Beauchemin gets a good look from the slot, but Osgood makes the save.

9:01 - DET Penalty - Valtteri Filppula, 2 min. roughing. Chance for the Ducks to get even.

7:53 - DETROIT GOAL - PAVEL DATSYUK - In an almost replay of the first goal, Hossa sends the puck from the top of the circle just over Beauchemin's stick and Datsyuk does a nice job to chip it with one hand on the stick past Giguere. Second of the game for Datsyuk and it's 2-1 Detroit.

Just one
tennis ball and he's sitting a few seats over from where they normally are. Are they messing with our minds?

2:54 - Brad May and Darren McCarty tangle near the redline, and after a few seconds of measuing each other up, May lands a straight right, which gives way to a flurry of punches between them. May takes McCarty down with a half-right-hook-half-tackle move.

1:15 - Getzlaf makes a gorgeous pass on the rush to set up Kunitz on the breakaway, but Kunitz doesn't do much good with it in trying to make a move on Osgood.

The more I look at the replay of them waving off that goal for Selanne pushing Samuelsson into Osgood, the more I think it's just a godawful call. That's all.

0:00 - Underway in the second.

1st Period

20:00 - END OF PERIOD - The Ducks keep Detroit at bay on the power play until the end of the period. And it's a good one, as Detroit gets on the board first on the power play and the Ducks get one back with a PP strike of their own. We're tied 1-1.

18:18 - ANA Penalty - Teemu Selanne, 2 min. interference. Pronger rockets a shot from the high slot that flies past a fallen Osgood into the net. The crowd goes nuts, but it's waved off because the official determined that Selanne pushed Samuelsson into Osgood and knocked the goalie down. Pretty questionable call, and this crowd (the Ducks fans, at least) isn't too pleased about it.

16:31 - ANA Penalty - Ryan Carter, 2 min. roughing and DET Penalty - Dan Cleary, 2 min. roughing. Carter and Sutherby come close to pushing one through with the puck loose behind Osgood, who doesn't locate it at first before flopping on it. And there are some disagreements between the Ducks and Wings around the net. Carter and Cleary apparently do the most damage.

14:11 - Ducks take timeout.

14:11 - ANAHEIM  GOAL (POWER PLAY) - TEEMU SELANNE - The Ducks don't get much going on the PP until Ryan Getzlaf fakes a shot from the slot and sends it to Selanne, who one-times it from a tough angle at the bottom of the circle and roofs it. On top of it, the goal comes before the Samuelsson penalty expires, meaning the Ducks get another 5 on 3. For now, it's 1-1. First 5-on-3 goal of the year for Anaheim.

13:16 - DET Penalty - Henrik Zetterberg, 2 min. delay of game. Zetterberg tries to clear the puck off the glass behind the net and sends it over.

12:51 - DET Penalty - Andreas Lilja, 2 min. roughing. Now Lilja tries to take a cheap shot at Perry, giving him to gloves to the head right in front of the Detroit bench. Ducks on a 5 on 3. Here's hoping they make Detroit pay.

12:19 - DET Penalty - Mikael Samuelsson, 2 min. roughing. Samuelsson squares up with Perry against the glass behind the Wings goal and throws a right to his head. Remarkably, Perry refuses to fight back and only Samuelsson gets the penalty.

11:17 - DETROIT GOAL(POWER PLAY) - PAVEL DATSYUK - Detroit makes quick work on the power play, as Hossa sends the puck toward Datsyuk in the slot and Datsyuk redirects it past Giguere with Holstrom applying one of his patented screens. It's 1-0 Detroit.

10:30 - ANA Penalty - Todd Marchant, 2 min. holding. Marchant skates by Brad Stuart to take a pass on the rush from Selanne and wrists it into Osgood's glove on a breakaway. But Marchant gets called for holding because he pulled Stuart down by the head to get to that puck. Kind of glad he didn't get the puck through Osgood or this crowd would have been pretty crushed.

Watching Corey Perry play the Wings always makes me think of one of my
all-time favorite video clips. And this one is pretty priceless too.

9:50 - The Ducks jump on a bouncing puck on the doorstep, but somehow can't bat it through.

9:20 - Lidstrom bats the puck out of the air and over the glass, and somehow delay of game isn't called. Someone explain that one to me.

7:20 - The Ducks clear it the length of the sheet as the penalty runs out.

6:10 - Giguere is in position to deny a couple of Detroit near-goals.

5:22 - ANA Penalty - Teemu Selanne - As Teemu tries to toe drag into the Detroit zone, he's alleged to have tripped Andreas Lilja with the stick. Detroit is a whopping 32.4 percent on the power play, second in the league.

Lots of red jerseys in this crowd. Can't tell you how thrilled I am by that.

0:00 - And we're underway at Honda Center for the first time since a week ago Sunday.


Another lovely rendition of the anthem by Christina Reyes, who goes sans black-rimmed glasses for this one. And Marian Hossa joins the list of NHL players who skate off the line before the song is finished. Always a classy move.

Starting Goaltenders - ANA Jean-Sebastien Giguere; DET Chris Osgood

Starting Skaters - ANA Francois Beauchemin, Scott Niedermayer, Samuel Pahlsson, Travis Moen, Rob Niedermayer; DET Nicklas Lidstrom, Brian Rafalski, Pavel Datsyuk, Marian Hossa, Tomas Holmstrom

Scratches - ANA Nathan McIver, George Parros; DET Derek Meech, Johan Franzen

Parros is a healthy scratch for the first time this year.

Game Notes

scoring summary
1st Period
PPG - Pavel Datsyuk (2) ASST: Marian Hossa (8), Nicklas Lidstrom (6)
1 - 0 DET
PPG - Teemu Selanne (4) ASST: Ryan Getzlaf (4), Chris Pronger (5)
1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
Pavel Datsyuk (3) ASST: Marian Hossa (9), Tomas Holmstrom (3)
2 - 1 DET
PPG - Henrik Zetterberg (6) ASST: Jiri Hudler (5), Daniel Cleary (3)
3 - 1 DET
PPG - Teemu Selanne (5) ASST: Ryan Getzlaf (5), Scott Niedermayer (5)
3 - 2 DET
3rd Period
PPG - Teemu Selanne (6) ASST: Chris Pronger (6), Ryan Getzlaf (6)
3 - 3 Tie
Brian Sutherby (3) ASST: Corey Perry (7), Ryan Getzlaf (7)
4 - 3 ANA
Henrik Zetterberg (7) ASST: Daniel Cleary (4), Niklas Kronwall (5)
4 - 4 Tie
OT Period
Francois Beauchemin (4) ASST: Ryan Getzlaf (8), Scott Niedermayer (6)
5 - 4 ANA
penalty summary
1st Period
Teemu Selanne  Tripping against  Andreas Lilja
Todd Marchant  Holding against  Brad Stuart
Mikael Samuelsson  Roughing against  Corey Perry
Andreas Lilja  Roughing against  Corey Perry
Henrik Zetterberg  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
Ryan Carter  Roughing against  Daniel Cleary
Daniel Cleary  Roughing against  Ryan Carter
Teemu Selanne  Interference against  Mikael Samuelsson
2nd Period
Darren McCarty  Fighting (maj) against  Brad May
Brad May  Fighting (maj) against  Darren McCarty
Valtteri Filppula  Boarding against  Corey Perry
Chris Kunitz  Tripping against  Brad Stuart
Pavel Datsyuk  Hooking against  Ryan Getzlaf
Niklas Kronwall  Hi-sticking against  Scott Niedermayer
Scott Niedermayer  Interference against  Pavel Datsyuk
3rd Period
Rob Niedermayer  Holding against  Brian Rafalski
Tomas Kopecky  Interference against  Jean-Sebastien Giguere
Scott Niedermayer  Tripping against  Marian Hossa
Henrik Zetterberg  Holding against  Todd Marchant
OT Period
goalie stats
Chris Osgood
Chris Osgood
SA: 34TOI: 61:37
Saves: 29EV: 22 - 24
PIM: 0PP: 7 - 10
SV%: .853SH: 0 - 0
Jean-Sebastien Giguere
Jean-Sebastien Giguere
SA: 38TOI: 61:39
Saves: 34EV: 24 - 26
PIM: 0PP: 9 - 11
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