Final

Series (Game 2 of 4)

Detroit leads 3-1

Game 1: Friday, October 21st
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Game 2: Friday, November 25th
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Game 3: Wednesday, March 1st
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Game 4: Wednesday, March 15th
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Red Wings 1

(16-6-2, 34 pts)

Ducks 3

(9-11-4, 22 pts)

4:00 PM ET, November 25, 2005

Honda Center, Anaheim, California

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ANA 1 0 23

A. McDonald (Ducks - C): Goals: 1, Assists: 1

D. Penner (Ducks - LW): Goals: 0, Assists: 1

Late power play seals Ducks win over Red Wings

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Andy McDonald scored Anaheim's first goal and set up Teemu Selanne's game-winner during a power play midway through the third period, leading the Mighty Ducks to a 3-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Friday.

Selanne drew a hooking penalty from Pavel Datsyuk with 12:16 remaining, then capitalized on the man advantage by converting a rebound of McDonald's shot. It was the 12th straight game the Red Wings allowed a power-play goal. They have given up 18 in 67 short-handed situations during that stretch.

Henrik Zetterberg's power-play goal in the second period was all the Red Wings could muster on 28 shots against goalie Ilya Bryzgalov as they began a three-game swing through California with their fourth straight road loss.

Detroit spent the final 1:22 on a power play after Anaheim defenseman Ruslan Salei was sent off for slashing Mikael Samuelsson, but Ducks rookie Jonathan Hedstrom scored into an empty net with 16 seconds to play.

Detroit goaltender Manny Legace sprained his knee with 2 minutes left in the first period, kicking out his left leg on a shot along the ice by Samuel Pahlsson as the Ducks' center tried for the far corner of the net. Play continued for another 30 seconds, and Legace stopped point-blank shots from McDonald and Francois Beauchemin while still on his knees in obvious pain before finally getting a whistle.

Trainers came out on the ice and worked for several minutes on Legace, who kept flexing his legs in the crease until he felt secure enough to continue. He made two more saves and finished the period, but Osgood replaced him at the start of the second with the Red Wings trailing 1-0 and stopped 18 of the 19 shots shots he faced.

Playing before their second sellout crowd this season, the Ducks opened the scoring at 15:20 of the first period with McDonald's eighth goal. Zetterberg tied it at 2:49 of the second period with his ninth of the season, flipping a short backhander over Bryzgalov's glove. The goal came 40 seconds after Anaheim defenseman Sandis Ozolinsh was sent off for hooking Datsyuk.

The game was Detroit coach Mike Babcock's first in Anaheim since leaving the Ducks after two seasons. He guided them to the Stanley Cup finals in 2003, but Anaheim missed the playoffs in 2004 and Babcock signed a three-year deal with the Red Wings in mid-July after new Ducks general manager Brian Burke offered him a one-year deal.

Game notes


Detroit's home game last Monday against Nashville, halted with 7½ minutes left in the first period after Fischer's seizure, was rescheduled for Apr. 16. ... The Ducks scored more than two goals for the first time in eight games and have two victories in their last 11. ... Detroit is 8-1 when Zetterberg scores a goal. ... Osgood turns 33 years old on Saturday. ... D Kyle Quincey, promoted from Grand Rapids of the AHL to replace Fischer on the active roster, made his NHL debut. ... The Red Wings entered with a league-leading 23.9 percentage on the power play, despite going only 6-for-43 with the man advantage over their previous nine games. ... Detroit LW Tomas Holmstrom has no goals in his last seven games following a four-game stretch in which he scored seven times.

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