The Cup Run Starts Here: Anaheim Ducks Host Detroit Red Wings

Anaheim Ducks Look to Start Deep Cup Run Tonight in Quarter Final Round

Mar 24, 2013; Anaheim, CA, USA; Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf (15) and defenseman Brian Beauchemin (23) argue with referee Gord Dwyer (19) as Detroit Red Wings left wing Henrik Zetterberg (40) listens in the third period at the Honda Center. The Red Wings defeated the Ducks 2-1. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Anaheim -  The Anaheim Ducks look to ensure their best regular season since the Cup is not a waste. The Ducks have one of those good problems in that they have two number one netminders. The younger players will be looking to their four remaining teammates from that team to help them along. 

Despite their seeding, the Detroit Red Wings are a dangerous team. They scraped together enough points to clinch their 22nd straight appearance in the run for the Stanley Cup.

Many analysts are predicting predicting the Red Wings to win the series, however the Ducks have the edge in almost every category. I say the Ducks will win in five if not six.

Team Stats:

team.teamCommonName Stats team.teamCommonName
48 GP 48
24 W 30
16 L 12
8 OT 6
56 P 66
0.583 P% 0.688
2.54 G/G 2.79
2.29 GA/G 2.40
18.4 PP% 21.5
81.7 PK% 81.5
9.8 PIM/G 11.1
30.1 S/G 28.1
27.5 SA/G 27.9.9
50.8 FO% 47.5

Season Head-to-Head Match-ups:

Date Vis/Home Final
Feb 15, 2013 ANA@DET ANA, 5 – 2
Mar 22, 2013 DET@ANA DET, 5 – 1
Mar 24, 2013 DET@ANA DET, 2 – 1

Projected Goalie Matchup:

team.teamCommonName team.teamCommonName
Name Jimmy Howard Jonas Hiller
GP 42 25
Wins 21 15
Losses 13 6
OTL 7 4
SO 5 1
GAA 2.13 2.36
Save % .923 .913

Injury report:

Team Player Type Status
team.teamCommonName Luca Sbisa Lower Body Day-to-Day
team.teamCommonName Drew Miller Hand Out For Postseason
team.teamCommonName Mikael Samuelsson Upper Body Day-to-Day
team.teamCommonName Todd Bertuzzi Lower Body Day-to-Day
team.teamCommonName Darren Helm Back Out For Postseason

*On Injured Reserve

Team Records:

Detroit Red Wings: 24-16-8, 56 points #7 Seed

Anaheim Ducks: 30-12-6, 66 points #2 Seed

Broadcast Info:

TV: Fox Sports-West, NBCSN, TSN, RDS
Radio:  ESPN 710

Topics: Anaheim Ducks, Darren Helm, Detroit Red Wings, Drew Miller, Jimmy Howard, Jonas Hiller, Luca Sbisa, Mikael Samuelsson, Stanley Cup, Todd Bertuzzi

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