Originally written on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 11/15/14

UNIONDALE, NY - JANUARY 12: Jimmy Howard #35 of the Detroit Red Wings tends net against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Coliseum on January 12, 2010 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jimmy Howard made 33 saves, Dan Cleary and Drew Miller scored first-period goals, and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Anaheim Ducks on the road for the second time in three days with a 2-1 victory on Sunday night. The Ducks, who trail idle Chicago by three points for the NHL's best record, have dropped consecutive games in regulation for the first time this season following a 22-3-4 start that was the best in franchise history. They also had back-to-back shootout losses on the road against the Phoenix Coyotes earlier this month. Anaheim captain Ryan Getzlaf scored on a power play with 46 seconds left in the second period, ending his 13-game goal drought against Detroit. Jonas Hiller stopped 21 shots after going 8-0-2 with a 1.86 goals-against average and .933 save percentage in his previous 10 starts. Just two nights after a 5-1 defeat that included Justin Abdelkader's first NHL hat trick, the Ducks took the ice knowing that if the playoffs started on Sunday, t...
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