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Ducks Fall to Red Wings, 4-1, Trail Series 3 Games to 2

Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 1:49 AM
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Ducks Fall to Red Wings, 4-1, Trail Series 3 Games to 2
Anaheim Ducks 1, Detroit Red Wings 4
Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said his team didn't play desperately Sunday, and their 4-1 loss to the Red Wings in Game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals reflected that. The Ducks trail 3-2 in the series, as it heads back to Anaheim for Tuesday's Game 6.

The Ducks again got support from goalie Jonas Hiller in net, but his 34 saves weren't enough, especially when Detroit scored twice in a 39-second span in the second period. Both of those goals came off Ducks turnovers -- by Ryan Getzlaf in the Detroit zone and James Wisniewski near center ice -- which gave way to goals by Johan Franzen and Jiri Hudler, respectively.

The Ducks did manage to cut in half a 2-0 deficit on a power play goal by defenseman Ryan Whitney 15:37 into the second period, but that was the extent of the damage Anaheim would do.

“We didn’t have pretty much everything you need to fully compete,” Ducks captain Scott Niedermayer said. “We didn’t play well positionally, play our game plan as well as we need to, and that’s the result. They deserved to win. We didn’t.

“We had an opportunity to take a lead in the series, late in the series, and we didn’t have the effort we needed to do that. That’s disappointing.”

The Ducks actually had an opportunity to tie the game late in the middle session, but Erik Christensen was robbed by Detroit goalie Chris Osgood on a point blank shot.

“I actually bent down and told him, ‘Nice save, Ozzie,’” Christensen said. “I had him along the ice. He was going one way. I was going the other way. He just reached out and it was right in his glove — unlucky for me, lucky for him.

“It could have changed the momentum completely.”

Anaheim also had a chance following a hooking penalty on Dan Cleary 3:50 into the third period, but couldn't manage a shot on the ensuing power play.

“Up until we got the power play in the third, I thought we could find a way to sneak one here,” Ducks coach Randy Carlyle said. “What’s disappointing is we had a power play in the third, in a 2-1 hockey game, and we didn’t do very much with it. I think that took away any momentum we were building.”

The Red Wings uiltimately shut the door on a Darren Helm talley at 16:52 and a Henrik Zetterberg empty-netter goal with 51.1 seconds left.

“I thought at times we looked worn down,” Carlyle said. “We’ll fly home. We’ll re-energize, re-focus. We’ll visit on the things that we have to do and emotionally try to charge ourselves. We weren’t emotionally involved enough on a consistent basis."

Like Carlyle, Ducks defenseman James Wisniewski was disappointed with the team's intensity.

"We played like Game 38 of the regular season," Wisniewski said.

scoring summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
03:23
DET
Johan Franzen (7) ASST: Justin Abdelkader (1), Jonathan Ericsson (2)
1 - 0 DET
04:02
DET
Jiri Hudler (3) ASST: Henrik Zetterberg (4), Brett Lebda (2)
2 - 0 DET
15:37
ANA
PPG - Ryan Whitney (1) ASST: Erik Christensen (2), Andrew Ebbett (2)
2 - 1 DET
3rd Period
16:52
DET
Darren Helm (1) ASST: Henrik Zetterberg (5), Daniel Cleary (6)
3 - 1 DET
19:08
DET
EN - Henrik Zetterberg (6) ASST: Nicklas Lidstrom (7), Pavel Datsyuk (3)
4 - 1 DET
penalty summary
1st Period
08:16
ANA
Sheldon Brookbank  Interference against  Darren Helm
15:46
DET
Brad Stuart  Slashing against  Teemu Selanne
2nd Period
07:33
ANA
Sheldon Brookbank  Tripping against  Daniel Cleary
13:41
DET
Niklas Kronwall  Interference against  Drew Miller
3rd Period
03:50
DET
Daniel Cleary  Hooking against  Corey Perry
08:05
ANA
Todd Marchant  Holding against  Pavel Datsyuk
20:00
ANA
Sheldon Brookbank  Cross checking against  Justin Abdelkader
goalie stats
Jonas Hiller
SA: 37TOI: 59:23
Saves: 34EV: 27 - 30
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 5
SV%: .919SH: 2 - 2
Chris Osgood
Chris Osgood
7-2-0
SA: 17TOI: 60:00
Saves: 16EV: 12 - 12
PIM: 0PP: 4 - 5
SV%: .941SH: 0 - 0

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