Red Wings Shut Down Ducks, Rally for Win

The Detroit Red Wings held the Anaheim Ducks to a season-low 16 shots Monday night, with goaltender Chris Osgood stopping all but one as the Wings earned a hard-fought 2-1 win.

Chris Kunitz scored Anaheim's lone goal just 1:50 into the game as he and Teemu Selanne pressured Detroit defenseman Brad Stuart into coughing up the puck behind the Wings' net.

Selanne moved out to Osgood's left but pushed the puck off to Kunitz, who came out to the right side of the Detroit netminder and backhanded a shot into the back of the net.

The Red Wings battled back, firing 38 shots on Anaheim goalie Jean-Sebastien Giguere in the first two periods. With 5:34 left in the second, one of those found its way through as Nicklas Lidstrom sent a shot from the blue line that was tipped in front by Johan Franzen.

The goal was Franzen's 100th career point and 60th career goal.

Giguere succumbed to dehydration in his first game in over a week and was forced to leave the game to start the third period, replaced by Jonas Hiller.

Hiller would stop eight of nine shots against but it was the first that slipped through, just 1:48 into the third.

Dan Cleary raced into the zone on a two-on-one with Marian Hossa, feeding the puck across for a shot by Hossa off the stick of defender Bret Hedican and between Hiller's pads.

The Red Wings' 47 total shots were a season-high for the team.

Neither team scored on the power play. Detroit had four tries with the extra attacker while Anaheim had two.

The Red Wings return to the ice on Thursday when they host the Vancouver Canucks.

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You're f*cking kidding me. Saturday Kronner gets stripped of the puck in the corner, tonight Stuart loses it behind the net.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/1/2008 at 7:41 PM

 

Jesus, the Wings just had some glorious chances. They've gotta convert on those. At least they get the PP now.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/1/2008 at 7:52 PM

 

Moen with the cheap shot to end the period. Surprise.

After Huds hit the post, I was sure the Ducks would score before the end of the period.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/1/2008 at 8:12 PM

 

Vastly outshooting the Ducks, but hardly any of those shots are coming from in the slot. And without Holmstrom, the shots from the point just seem too easy for Giguere.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 12/1/2008 at 8:50 PM

 

Tied up, bitches. That had to have been tipped, finally a shot with traffic in front.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/1/2008 at 8:54 PM

 

Franzen with the tip?

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 12/1/2008 at 8:54 PM

 

Yep, that's J.M.F. Franzen making an appearance.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/1/2008 at 8:55 PM

 

Finally! Franzen strikes again!

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 12/1/2008 at 8:56 PM

 

Mickey calls out the fans, nice.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/1/2008 at 8:57 PM

 

Boooyaaa!!

Evening. Listening in on Red Wings radio in Ft Still, OK tonight.

Will be out here until 20 Dec

Might try to catch a Stars or a Ft. Worth Ice Bats game while I'm out here.

Posted by DetroitRiver on 12/1/2008 at 8:58 PM

 

By the radio, it sounds like the Wings have been all over the quacks this period.

Posted by DetroitRiver on 12/1/2008 at 9:04 PM

 

Uhm, why did the goalies get switched? =/ Giguere was doing a fine job in my opinion. >.>

(had the tv muted during intermission)

Hossa gets a goal 2 minutes in.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 12/1/2008 at 9:23 PM

 

Oh yeah Hossa!

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 12/1/2008 at 9:28 PM

 

Just landed a ticket for Friday's game in Dallas vs THE WINGS!!!!!!!!!!!

WOOOOOOHOOOOOO!!!!!!!

Posted by DetroitRiver on 12/1/2008 at 9:29 PM

 

Giguere out because of "dehydration." Fine by me so far. <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" />

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/1/2008 at 9:34 PM

 

Knew the cheap call on the Wings was coming ever since they pulled ahead.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/1/2008 at 9:41 PM

 

Thank you, Chrissy. <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" />

Lame call though.

Edit: On replay, not so lame.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/1/2008 at 9:45 PM

 

Ducks are turning it back on. I'm holding my breath more than I should.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/1/2008 at 9:49 PM

 

Is it my connection here or is anyone else getting their log-in bumped?

Anywho, I go to see the Wings in Dallas this Friday and the following weekend, I might go up to Oklahoma City to catch a few CHL games.

Posted by DetroitRiver on 12/1/2008 at 9:51 PM

 

Fingers crossed, fighting the urge to close my eyes for 63 seconds.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/1/2008 at 9:58 PM

 

And the Wings hold on to win!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/1/2008 at 10:00 PM

 

Ducks were very tired after playing last night, it showed. Wings played a good game but still could've lost it easily. Score was closer than it should've been, still got the win though. Cleary is focused, good to have him back after injury. Holmstrom and Chelios are coming back soon, Chelios thinking of going to Griffins for a few? Howe did play one game for the Vipers in the 90's so I don't think Chelios would be oldest to play.

Posted by RideTheRedWave on 12/2/2008 at 7:36 AM

 

The Vipers were IHL which folded and some teams merged to the AHL...Chelli would still be oldest in the AHL.

Posted by drwmike33 on 12/2/2008 at 6:41 PM

 
Marian Hossa

Marian Hossa
Credit: Clark Rasmussen

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