Series (Game 1 of 4)
Detroit leads 3-1
(2-4-1, 5 pts)
(7-1-0, 14 pts)
7:30 PM ET, October 21, 2005
Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan
P. Datsyuk (Red Wings - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 0
J. Woolley (Red Wings - D): Goals: 0, Assists: 2
Anaheim (2-3-1) at Detroit (6-1-0), 7:30 pm EDT
DETROIT (Ticker) -- Mike Babcock could not ask for a better start
to his tenure as coach of the Detroit Red Wings.
The Red Wings try to become the first team to win seven games
this season when they host the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim on
Babcock has led Detroit to six wins in his first seven contests
at "Hockeytown" after replacing Dave Lewis, who failed to guide
the Red Wings to the Stanley Cup finals in his two seasons as
Jiri Fischer scored his third goal of the season in the final
minute of overtime Monday to lead the Red Wings to their third
straight victory, a 3-2 triumph over the San Jose Sharks.
Kris Draper, the 2003-2004 Frank J. Selke Trophy winner, is
listed as day-to-day after being hit in the face with a puck in
the second period, which led to swelling around his right eye.
Detroit may also be without longtime captain Steve Yzerman, who
did not play Monday because of a groin injury.
Anaheim has dropped four of its last five contests, including
Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the St. Louis Blues. Teemu Selanne and
Sandis Ozolinsh scored for the Mighty Ducks.
Sergei Federov, who scored 400 goals and won three Stanley Cup
championships in 13 seasons with the Red Wings, has missed the
last three games for Anaheim with a strained groin.
The Mighty Ducks have just one victory in their last 14 games at