Viktor Still Off to Fast(h) Start
Detroit, MI - The Anaheim Ducks took advantage of multiple turnovers by the Detroit Red Wings last night. Viktor Fasth extended his winning start to seven games with Jonas Hiller still being sidelined with a lower body injury.
The opening frame was a fast affair. The Ducks outshot the Wings in the first and never looked back in that department.
The Red Wings drew first blood on Joakim Andersson‘s first of the year just over three minutes into the middle frame. Matt Beleskey netted the equalizer 20 seconds later on a wrister for his second of the year. Peter Holland launched the puck over the glass at the 4:46 mark. While on this man advantage, Detroit cashed in as Tomas Tatar netted his second of the year near the end of the power play. Corey Perry tied it up at the 7:37 mark and that’s where the two teams stood going into the third.
The Ducks dominated the third. They came out scoring and didn’t look back. Andrew Cogliano tipped in a Saku Koivu shot to give the Ducks the lead 1:02 into the final frame. Bobby Ryan netted his fifth of the year 48 seconds later to cement the lead. While trying to gain an advantage late in the game, the Wings tried for the extra attacker, but Cogliano was able to ice the game by notching an empty-netter with 1:49 left in the game.
SCORING BY PERIOD:
Power Play Efficiency
|RW Bobby Ryan||1 G, 0 A, +1, 3 SOG|
|RW Teemu Selanne||0 G, 1 A, +1, 2 SOG|
|C Tomas Tatar||1 G, 1 A, Even, 2 SOG|
The Ducks will wrap up the road trip tonight at Nashville.