VIDEO: Ducks Clip Red Wings In Shootout

Photo: FLM

By Michael Walters

The Anaheim Ducks hosted the Detroit Red Wings in their make up game, which was originally scheduled last Thursday. Ryan Getzlaf made his return to the lineup after being in the COVID protocol. Brayden Tracey and Lukas Dostal make their NHL debuts. Thomas Greiss was in net for Detroit.


Things got feisty early in this one as Nicolas Deslauriers and Givani Smith dropped the gloves a few minutes into this game. Smith also received two minutes for a instigator penalty and a misconduct. The Ducks ended up with a power play after everything was said and done.

Trevor Zegras would score on the power play with a nice one timer goal that gave Anaheim the early 1-0 lead.

The Ducks got into penalty trouble at the end of the period with back-to-back penalties. Detroit had a 5-on-3 power play for 1:39. Anaheim was able to survive the period and keep their one goal lead.

The Red Wings scored in the opening seconds of the middle frame. Filip Hronek got the power play goal to tie things up at one. Detroit would add another goal later in the period on a nice wrap around pass to Tyler Bertuzzi, who had an open net to shoot at.

It appeared the Ducks tied things up late in the period on a shot by Troy Terry, but the play continued on. Eventually the game was stopped and the replay showed Terry had in fact scored. His shot went under the cross bar in the net and then came back out quickly. The teams were tied at two after two.

Anaheim took the lead early in the third as Max Comtois finally got his first goal of the season. Rickard Rakell made a nice pass and found Comtois at the side of the net for the tap in score.

Detroit would score once again tie things up. Vladislav Namestnikov would take a shot, which deflected off Kevin Shattenkirk and past Dostal. The teams battled to a 3-3 tie at the end of relegation.


The Ducks had a 2-on-1 early in OT, but couldn’t convert. Then Rickard Rakell, Jamie Drysdale, and Troy Terry ended up stuck on the ice for over three minutes. They were exhausted out there, but Detroit couldn’t score. Dostal made a save and finally the Ducks were able to get a change. A shootout would be necessary to determine a winner.


Zegras would score first for the Ducks going five-hole. Rakell would then win the game as he out waited Greiss and then roofed the puck for the winning score.

Analysis (Stats By Natural Stat Trick):

This was an exciting game, which started with a scrap and then went back and forth with a few lead changes.

In terms of even strength play, the teams were well matched. The Ducks had 41 shot attempts to the Red Wings 51. The Ducks recorded 24 shots on goal and the Red Wings had 28 during 5-on-5 play.

In term’s of puck possession, the teams were close, except in the second period. The Ducks were an ugly 26.92 CF% and 31.82 FF% during even strength. The late goal by Terry helped salvage that period.

The Ducks did get into penalty trouble again like in the previous night. This time they gave up one goal, but while down two players. Anaheim also had some of their players get stuck on the ice in overtime, but Dostal was able to force the game to a shootout. Dostal played well in his debut and showed why he could be a future long term goalie for Anaheim.

It was great to see Anaheim rebound with a win after flatlining in the third period against the Rangers the night before.

Team News/Stats:

Lukas Dostal earned his first career NHL win in his first start. He made 33 saves which is the most by a Ducks goalie in their NHL debut.

Terry leads the team with 22 goals. His is tied for third in the league in goals scored.

Cam Fowler logged a monster 35 minutes and 11 seconds of ice time, which is a career high.

Brayden Tracey didn’t see any shifts after the second period, but he did play Saturday and Friday for the Gulls, so this isn’t a surprise.

What’s Next?

The Ducks host the Penguins on Tuesday at 7PM PT.

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January 9th, 2022


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