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The Anaheim Ducks are about to find out whether their outstanding regular season means anything in the playoffs.
The Ducks realize their impressive record and Pacific Division title won't matter much to the surging Detroit Red Wings.
Second-seeded Anaheim drew a tough first-round matchup with postseason-tested Detroit, which has given trouble to Teemu Selanne and his teammates for years. They're meeting in the postseason for the sixth time in 16 years.
While the Ducks largely coasted into the playoffs after jumping to a fantastic early-season start, the Red Wings are humming after playing tense games down the stretch just to make it into their 22nd straight postseason.
Game 1 is Tuesday night at Honda Center.
BEST OF MAXIM
In the second period of Game 1 on Tuesday night, the Ducks' Corey Perry ill-advisedly skated through the crease and lifted his left skate, which came into contact with the face of Wings netminder Jimmy Howard.
Have a look at the dangerous play below [via SB Nation]:
The Clint Malarchuk incident always comes to mind in these situations. Thankfully, Howard was okay...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Teemu Selanne scored the tiebreaking power-play goal early in the third period, Jonas Hiller made 21 saves, and the Anaheim Ducks returned to the postseason with a 3-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night.
Nick Bonino also scored a power-play goal, and Francois Beauchemin added an empty-netter for the second-seeded Ducks. They hung on in the...
I recently landed a sweet new addition to my Ryan Getzlaf Collection. Numbered 16/35, it's a fantastic patch from the Authentic Fabrics subset of 2012-2013 Upper Deck SP Game Used.Three colors, stitching, Getzy pictured in both the Captain's C and a visor, and all for the paltry sum of $4 delivered? Winner winner. The Ducks open the playoffs tonight at home, hosting the Red...
Veteran Anaheim Ducks Jonas Hiller gradually rounded into form during the lockout-shortened season.His goals-against average during the first two months of the season were 3.43 and 3.23. His turnaround came in March, when he played in 13 games and started 12 of them. Hiller’s GAAs for the last two months were 1.95 and 1.94. His save percentages those months were .926 and .931...
Teemu Selanne scored the tiebreaking power-play goal early in the third period, Jonas Hiller made 21 saves, and the Anaheim Ducks returned to the postseason with a 3-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night.
Nick Bonino also scored a power-play goal, and Francois Beauchemin added an empty-netter for the second-seeded Ducks. They hung on in the final minutes of the opener...
The Anaheim Ducks have recalled defender Matt Clark from the AHL. Not much of a producer with the stick, he hasn’t played for the Ducks this season.
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The Anaheim Ducks have recalled defensiveman Nate Guenin. Scoring, 24 points in 66 games this season, he adds depth to the Ducks, but not much more.
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The Detroit Red Wings clinched a playoff berth on Saturday night and will open the 2013 playoffs against the Anaheim Ducks. The NHL is expected to release the complete playoff schedule on Sunday, though the Wings and Ducks figure to open Tuesday.
We’ll update the schedule as it become available.
Game 1, TBD: Detroit at Anaheim
Game 2, TBD: Detroit at Anaheim
Game 3, TBD: Anaheim...
A day after the Anaheim Ducks wrapped up the most impressive regular season in franchise history, they were eager to forget all about it.
The Ducks realize their impressive record and Pacific Division title won't matter much to the Detroit Red Wings, who had to scramble just to make the postseason while Anaheim only needed to coast. That's why Detroit is a fashionable pick...
Corey Perry has never been one to shy away from playing the role of irritant when the Detroit Red Wings and Anaheim Ducks get together. And the Ducks veteran was up to his old tricks again Tuesday during Game 1 of the teams’ Western Conference playoff series.
In the second period of the game, Perry had a scoring chance in close on Wings goalie Jimmy Howard. Howard made the save...
Some of the Anaheim Ducks players and Bruce Boudreau talk about facing the Wings.
I dig previews. It shows how little most of the supposed experts really know. So why wait? Lets take a look.
Detroit Free Press:
Helene St. James - Red Wings in six. The travel will test, but the way the Red Wings have been playing for the past week should carry them through this series. The Wings already showed twice this season that they can win in Anaheim. The...
The Captain had one of his best regular season campaigns ever, potting 15 goals to go along with 34 helpers. His 49 points led the team, and Getzy also chipped in 3 shootout goals in his 44 games.Playoffs begin this week with the Ducks hosting the Detroit Red Wings. s'go!
This the the ninth time the Ducks have gone to the post season. It will be the sixth time they have to face the Detroit Red Wings.
No wonder these two teams and their fans hate each other. They are sick of seeing each other.
The first time they met in 1997, the Ducks put up a huge fight, taking the Red Wings to multiple overtimes. They still were swept by the...
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Matchup: Detroit Red Wings vs. Anaheim Ducks
Venue: Honda Center; Anaheim, CA
Time: 10:30 PM EST
Television: Detroit- FS-D; National- NBC Sports Network
Series: Tied 0-0
It took until the final game of the season, but the Detroit Red Wings were able to clinch their 22nd consecutive playoff berth in dominating...