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.
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.
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.