NHL Game Summary - Detroit at Anaheim|
(Wednesday, February 3rd)
Final Score: Anaheim 3, Detroit 1
Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Jonas Hiller was stellar between the pipes,
stopping 46 shots to help Anaheim earn their ninth straight home win, a 3-1
decision over the Detroit Red Wings.
Bobby Ryan, Kyle Chipchura and Ryan Whitney lit the lamp for the Ducks, who
returned to Honda Center after going 3-3-0 on their season-long, six-game road
"We had a good start and that gave us a lot of confidence," Hiller said. "It's
fun to play if you get a lot of shots, but it's also a little tiring."
Pavel Datsyuk was the only Red Wing to solve Anaheim's Swiss netminder. Jimmy
Howard made 27 saves for Detroit, which has dropped eight of its last 11
Whitney beat Howard with a snap shot from the point to open the scoring 1:11
into the contest. A Steve Eminger shot deflected off Chipchura and past Howard
for a 2-0 Ducks lead at 16:13 of the first period.
"They got a couple of goals early on by throwing the puck at the net and
creating traffic," said Detroit defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom.
Ryan hit the net from the low slot at the 8:55 mark of the middle session,
then Datsyuk, denied earlier in the frame on a breakaway, lifted the puck over
the glove of Hiller to put Detroit on the board with 10 seconds left in the
Hiller turned away all 16 shots he faced in the final 20 minutes to make the
two-goal advantage stand up.
Ryan Getzlaf had two assists for the Ducks...Anaheim visits the Kings on
Thursday...The Red Wings fell to 1-1-1 on a five-game road trip that resumes
Saturday in Los Angeles.
02/04 01:43:16 ET