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Fox Sports West:
If not for Jonathan Quicks outstanding goaltending performance Tuesday night in St. Louis, the defending Stanley Cup Champions would have found themselves down by more than just a goal after the first period.
Quick was outstanding stopping 13 shots in the opening frame and 40 in the game, before his miscue behind the net in overtime led to the game-winning shorthanded goal by the Blues Alex Steen.
It was the first game-winning shorthanded goal in the Stanley Cup playoffs since 2006.
"When the puck went down behind the Kings net, I figured I'd try and put some pressure on Quick and I got fortunate it hit my stick," Steen told Hockey Night in Canada.
Quick is no stranger to poor play with the puck in the playoffs.
In Game 5 of last years Stanley Cup Finals, his giveaway led directly to goal by the Devils, Zach Parise.
The Blues' victory snaps an eight-game losing streak to the Kings and spoiled what was almost a magical comeback by the defending Stanley Cup C...
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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...
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...
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...
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...
Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry is an enigma -- a gifted scorer who has an edge but can't seem to play a clean, physical game.
During the second period of the Ducks' 3-1 victory over the Red Wings on Tuesday, Perry skated across the Wings crease, in between goalie Jimmy Howard and defenseman Nik Kronwall.
Perry, in trying to avoid Howard, leaped up in air and clipped...
Some of the Anaheim Ducks players and Bruce Boudreau talk about facing the Wings.
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...
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...
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...