Red Wings' Skid Continues with Shutout Loss to Ducks

The Detroit Red Wings suffered their third loss in a row and their eighth in the last eleven games Wednesday night, a 4-0 shutout by the Anaheim Ducks.

After a scoreless first period, the Ducks opened the game's scoring at 8:52 of the second. Teemu Selanne tipped a Cam Fowler shot past Detroit goalie Joey MacDonald from inside the crease for his 1400th career point, giving Anaheim a 1-0 lead.

Kyle Palmieri made it 2-0 with 4:11 left in the period, stealing the puck from defenseman Brendan Smith down low and beating MacDonald on a backhand chance from in close all alone.

Bobby Ryan banged home the rebound of a Ryan Getzlaf chance 3:06 later to put the Ducks up 3-0 entering the second intermission.

Palmieri would add another goal at 1:22 of the third to round out the scoring.

MacDonald stopped 20 of the 24 shots he faced on the night, while Anaheim netminder Jonas Hiller made 23 saves in the shutout effort.

Neither team scored a power play goal. Detroit had three chances with the extra attacker while the Ducks had two.

The Red Wings continue their West Coast road trip on Saturday when they visit the San Jose Sharks.

Notes: Detroit forward Todd Bertuzzi returned from injury, replacing Gustav Nyquist in the lineup. Nyquist will be returned to the Grand Rapids Griffins with Bertuzzi healthy.

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No comments on the Wings - Kings tilt last night as I skipped it, instead we're heading right on to the Wings and Ducks tonight.

Detroit gets Todd Bertuzzi back in the lineup. Gustav Nyquist will be a healthy scratch and will be sent back to the Grand Rapids Griffins after the game is over. I imagine the delay is just in case something happens in warmups (in which case he would dress tonight) or during the game (in which case he could be needed in San Jose).

Joey MacDonald gets the start for the Wings.

Game time is 10:00 PM with TV on FSD.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/14/2012 at 9:24 PM


Wings trying to be a little too pretty that shift?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/14/2012 at 10:21 PM


Scoreless on the last twenty-five power plays. Ugly as hell.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/14/2012 at 11:01 PM


Wonder what Homer has to say about that goal.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/14/2012 at 11:14 PM


Smith looking like a rookie there. Bad time for that.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/14/2012 at 11:30 PM


No defense. Awful rebound. Fantastic all around.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/14/2012 at 11:34 PM

Todd Bertuzzi

Todd Bertuzzi
Credit: Clark Rasmussen

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