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game recap

Red Wings 4, Ducks 0

Monday, 06.18.2012 / 10:38 PM

Associated Press

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Red Wings 4, Ducks 0
Anaheim Ducks 0, Detroit Red Wings 4

In the season-opening game to the 2010-11 campaign, the Ducks were unable to muster any offense and were defeated on the road 4-0 by the Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena.

Jonas Hiller stopped 39 of the 43 shots he saw on the night, while Anaheim was only able to manage 21 shots on Detroit netminder Jimmy Howard. Five of those shots came off the stick of Bobby Ryan.

A bright spot in the loss was the NHL debut of 18-year-old defenseman Cam Fowler, who grew up in the state of Michigan. The 12th overall selection in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft had a team-high five blocked shots in 21:20 of ice time (third on the Ducks).

Also a native of Michigan, longtime Dallas Star Mike Modano scored on his first shot with his hometown team 24 seconds after Johan Franzen's goal early in the first period.

Howard collected his fourth career shutout. Pavel Datsyuk and Dan Cleary scored in the second period.

Modano signed with the Red Wings in August after the Dallas Stars decided they didn't want him for a 21st season. The Livonia, Mich., native leads all U.S.-born NHL players with 558 goals and 1,360 points.

The 40-year-old Modano leads all active players with 23 points in season-opening games.

After the Ducks failed to clear the puck, Detroit's Brad Stuart dumped the puck between the circles, Cleary passed it back to Modano and he flicked a shot from just inside the right circle into the net.

Joe Louis Arena was suddenly jumping and so were the Red Wings, putting pressure on the Ducks with Datsyuk's goal early in the second and Cleary's score - off a perfectly positioned pass from Datsyuk - at the 16:55 mark of the period.

Detroit didn't need to score again in the third to hold off the Ducks, who struggled from start to finish to get quality chances against Howard, who was a finalist for rookie of the year last season.

NOTES: Red Wings D Jonathan Ericsson had back spasms in the opener and didn't play after the first period. ... Ducks D Andy Sutton didn't play in the third after getting in a fight with Detroit's Ruslan Salei midway through the second period. ... Red Wings GM Ken Holland said he expects F Kirk Maltby to accept an assignment to the minors or to retire by Monday or Tuesday.

scoring summary
1st Period
05:11
DET
Johan Franzen (1) Snap shot - ASST: Valtteri Filppula (1), Todd Bertuzzi (1)
1 - 0 DET
05:35
DET
Mike Modano (1) Snap shot - ASST: Daniel Cleary (1), Brad Stuart (1)
2 - 0 DET
2nd Period
05:29
DET
Pavel Datsyuk (1) Tip-in - ASST: Henrik Zetterberg (1), Brian Rafalski (1)
3 - 0 DET
16:55
DET
Daniel Cleary (1) Tip-in - ASST: Pavel Datsyuk (1)
4 - 0 DET
3rd Period
NONE
penalty summary
1st Period
09:08
ANA
Bobby Ryan  Hi-sticking against  Daniel Cleary
2nd Period
13:04
ANA
Andy Sutton  Roughing against  Ruslan Salei
13:04
ANA
Corey Perry  Misconduct (10 min)
13:04
DET
Ruslan Salei  Roughing against  Andy Sutton
13:04
DET
Tomas Holmstrom  Misconduct (10 min)
3rd Period
07:41
DET
Henrik Zetterberg  Roughing against  Ryan Getzlaf
07:41
ANA
Ryan Getzlaf  Roughing against  Henrik Zetterberg
07:41
ANA
Ryan Getzlaf  Slashing against  Henrik Zetterberg
07:41
DET
Pavel Datsyuk  Fighting (maj) against  Corey Perry
07:41
ANA
Corey Perry  Fighting (maj) against  Pavel Datsyuk
10:07
ANA
George Parros  Roughing against  Daniel Cleary
10:07
ANA
George Parros  Misconduct (10 min)
12:03
DET
Tomas Holmstrom  Hooking against  Lubomir Visnovsky
16:23
DET
Brad Stuart  Fighting (maj) against  Sheldon Brookbank
16:23
ANA
Sheldon Brookbank  Fighting (maj) against  Brad Stuart
16:23
ANA
Bobby Ryan  Interference against  Valtteri Filppula
17:01
ANA
Dan Sexton  Too many men/ice - bench
17:36
ANA
Paul Mara  Hooking against  Daniel Cleary
goalie stats
Jonas Hiller
SA: 43TOI: 60:00
Saves: 39EV: 23 - 27
PIM: 0PP: 16 - 16
SV%: .907SH: 0 - 0
Jimmy Howard
Jimmy Howard
SA: 21TOI: 59:33
Saves: 21EV: 19 - 19
PIM: 0PP: 1 - 1
SV%: 1.000SH: 1 - 1

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