February 15, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Red Wings right wing Jordin Tootoo (22) is hit by a shot in front of Anaheim Ducks goalie Viktor Fasth (30) and defenseman Bryan Allen (55) in the third period at Joe Louis Arena. Anaheim won 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Anaheim Ducks Use Strong Third To Beat Detroit Red Wings 5-2

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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.

February 15, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Anaheim Ducks center Andrew Cogliano (7) scores and empty net goal asw55 defends in the third period at Joe Louis Arena. Anaheim won 5-2. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

First Period:

The opening frame was a fast affair. The Ducks outshot the Wings in the first and never looked back in that department.

Second Period:

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.

Third Period:

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.

Game Statistics:

SOG:

SHOTS 1 2 3 Total
team.teamCommonName 14 14 9 37
team.teamCommonName 6 16 6 28

SCORING BY PERIOD:

SCORING 1 2 3 TOTAL
team.teamCommonName 0 2 3 5
team.teamCommonName 0 2 0 2

Power Play Efficiency

Prd team.teamCommonName team.teamCommonName
1st 0-1 0-2
2nd 0-0 1-2
3rd 0-2 0-0
Total 0-3 1-4

Other Statistics:

team.teamCommonName Stats team.teamCommonName
14 HITS 18
22 FOW 30
3 GIV 9
4 TAK 4
12 BLK 14
8 PIM 6

Three Stars:

Star Team Pos/Name Stats
 team.teamCommonName  RW Bobby Ryan 1 G, 0 A, +1, 3 SOG
 team.teamCommonName  RW Teemu Selanne  0 G, 1 A, +1, 2 SOG
 team.teamCommonName  C Tomas Tatar 1 G, 1 A, Even, 2 SOG

The Ducks will wrap up the road trip tonight at Nashville.

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Tags: Anaheim Ducks Andrew Cogliano Bobby Ryan Corey Perry Detroit Red Wings Joakim Andersson Jonas Hiller Matt Beleskey Peter Holland Saku Koivu Teemu Selanne Tomas Tatar Viktor Fasth

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