Series (Game 2 of 4)
Detroit leads 3-1
(16-6-2, 34 pts)
(9-11-4, 22 pts)
4:00 PM ET, November 25, 2005
Honda Center, Anaheim, California
A. McDonald (Ducks - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 1
D. Penner (Ducks - LW): Goals: 0, Assists: 1
Detroit (16-5-2) at Anaheim (8-11-4) 4:00 pm EST
ANAHEIM, California (Ticker) -- The Detroit Red Wings
channelled their concern for their teammate with a dominant
performance on Wednesday. They will look to keep that momentum
rolling when they visit the Mighty Ducks on Anaheim on Friday.
Two days after defenseman Jiri Fischer suffered a seizure on the
bench during the first period of Detroit's contest with the
Nashville Predators, the Red Wings responded with a convincing
7-3 triumph over the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday.
Mikael Samuelsson scored two goals and assisted on two others
for Detroit, which snapped a season-high four-game losing
Friday's game at Anaheim should be an emotional one for Detroit
coach Mike Babcock, who guided the Mighty Ducks to an appearance
in the Stanley Cup Finals in 2003.
Babcock, who signed with the Red Wings on July 14, will be
coaching his first game at Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim since
leaving the Ducks.
Anaheim has dropped nine of its last 10 games and will be
without star goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere, who was placed
on injured reserve Wednesday with a groin injury.