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
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
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