I’m not gonna write a game recap. Here’s the deal:
The Wings played the first two periods like they didn’t give a damn and it bit them in the ass. Had that last-second chance gone in I have no doubt they’d have won in OT. They turned it on for the last half of the third period and were looking good. But you can’t expect to win games like that so it should come as no surprise that they didn’t.
The Red Wings look to wrap up their Western Conference Semifinal matchup with the Ducks in Anaheim tonight.
Should they win, it would be the ninth series win on the road in a row for Detroit. The Wings haven’t closed out a series at home since defeating the Carolina Hurricanes in five games in the 2002 Stanley Cup Finals.
Defenseman Brian Rafalski is a game-time decision for the Red Wings. He’s missed the first five games of the series with an upper-body injury. No other lineup changes are expected.