With these Anaheim Ducks, apparently all things are possible, even winning at Joe Louis Arena. The Ducks finally got their fourth regular season win (after a mere 37 attempts) with a 5-2 defeat of the Red Wings.
Red Wings fans were not very happy about that. They are used to seeing their home team trounce upon the Ducks. That is to be expected. The last time Anaheim came into their building and won was February 10, 2008. Before that? March 19, 2002.
"They're a depleted team, so you can't overlook that," said Bobby Ryan. "It's just one of those buildings that sucks the life out of you. It's hard to get ready and the whole building is hot -- you're falling asleep before the game sometimes."
Did it help that the Red Wings no longer have the services of Nicklas Lidstrom and Tomas Holmstrom, who both retired? Or that Pavel Datsyuk was scratched from the line up minutes before the game, adding to the already long list of injured Wings? Probably.
However, the ...