April 30, 2013; Anaheim, CA, USA; Anaheim Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin (23) is congratulated by center Daniel Winnik (34) and defenseman Sheldon Souray (44) after scoring an empty net goal against the Detroit Red Wings during the third period in game one of the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs at the Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Anaheim Ducks Down Detroit

Hiller strong in net as Ducks roll to Game 1 victory

Anaheim – Jonas Hiller was strong in net this evening only allowing one goal. The Anaheim Ducks used an outstanding power play and defense to shut down the Detroit Red Wings.

First Period

The first period was a special teams struggle as both teams exchanged power play goal. Nick Bonino netted the first score at the 10:24 mark. Detroit responded on the tail end of a 5-on-3 when Dan Cleary notched his first of the postseason 16:05 into the opening frame.

Second Period

The middle frame offered a defensive struggle as neither team could put the biscuit in the basket. The Ducks had two power play chances, though were not able to capitalize within the frame as their second opportunity was forced to be carried over to the final frame. The Red Wings did not cash in either on their two chances, the second after a scary moment as Corey Perry crashed into Jimmy Howard and hit Howard’s mask with his skate.

Third Period

Teemu Selanne proved he was more than just an elder statesman in the sport by netting the game winning goal just 1:29 into the final frame. The Ducks held the lead until the closing stages when Francois Beauchemin iced the game with his empty netter.

Roster Scratches:

Team Player Type
team.teamCommonName Todd Bertuzzi Back
team.teamCommonName Carlo Colaiacovo Healthy
team.teamCommonName Jared Coreau Healthy
team.teamCommonName Brian Lashoff Healthy
team.teamCommonName Drew Miller Broken Hand
team.teamCommonName Mikael Samuelsson Upper Body
team.teamCommonName Ian White Healthy
team.teamCommonName Frederik Andersen Healthy
team.teamCommonName Mat Clark Healthy
team.teamCommonName Radek Dvorak Healthy
team.teamCommonName Max Friberg Healthy
team.teamCommonName John Gibson Healthy
team.teamCommonName Nate Guenin Healthy
team.teamCommonName Jordan Hendry Healthy
team.teamCommonName Peter Holland Healthy
team.teamCommonName Hampus Lindholm Concussion
team.teamCommonName Matthew Lombardi Healthy
team.teamCommonName Patrick Maroon Healthy
team.teamCommonName Rickard Rakell Healthy
team.teamCommonName Luca Sbisa Lower Body
team.teamCommonName Devante Smith-Pelly Healthy
team.teamCommonName Brad Staubitz Healthy
team.teamCommonName Sami Vatanen Healthy
team.teamCommonName Harry Zolnierczyk Healthy

Game Statistics:

SCORING BY PERIOD:

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

SOG:

SHOTS 1 2 3 Total
team.teamCommonName 6 5 11 22
team.teamCommonName 7 10 10 27

Hits By Period:

Hits 1 2 3 TOTAL
team.teamCommonName 11 3 10 24
team.teamCommonName 14 14 7 35

Blocks By Period:

Blocks 1 2 3 TOTAL
team.teamCommonName 6 8 1 15
team.teamCommonName 5 7 5 17

Power Play Efficiency:

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

Other Statistics:

team.teamCommonName Stats team.teamCommonName
24 HITS 35
29 FOW 27
13 GIV 8
3 TAK 2
15 BLK 17
8 PIM 8

Three Stars:

Star Team Pos/Name Stats
team.teamCommonName RW Teemu Selanne 1 G, 0 A, Even, 1 SOG
team.teamCommonName Jonas Hiller 21 SVS, 1 GA, Save Pct.: .955
team.teamCommonName C Saku Koivu 0 G, 0 A, Even, 2 SOG

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Tags: Anaheim Ducks Corey Perry Dan Cleary Detroit Red Wings Francois Beauchemin Jimmy Howard Jonas Hiller Nick Bonino Teemu Selanne

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