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Ducks douse Detroit 5-2

Dec 17, 2013, 10:23 PM EDT

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The Anaheim Ducks and Detroit Red Wings entered Tuesday’s game as two teams on very different paths. That didn’t change tonight, either, as the Ducks won 5-2.

This gives the Ducks six wins in a row while the Red Wings have lost six in a row.

While noteworthy forwards like Corey Perry (one goal) and Saku Koivu (one goal, one assist) made their presences felt, the Ducks enjoyed depth contributions, most interestingly with Andrew Cogliano collecting three assists. After a rocky start to this season, Jonas Hiller has won five games in a row.

The misery just seems to accumulate for the Red Wings. Jonas Gustavsson has been one of the team’s most pleasant surprises this season, yet that might begin to change, as “The Monster” allowed three goals on 11 shots in getting the loss. (Petr Mrazek played most of tonight’s game.)

If that wasn’t enough, they might just lose Kyle Quincey to a suspension. (Click here for more on that.)

Maple Leafs and Red Wings fans probably aren’t happy right now but … hey, at least the second episode of 24/7 could be awfully juicy, eh? Eh?

  1. 19to77 - Dec 18, 2013 at 12:47 AM

    Man, what the hell happened to the Wings this year? You’d think moving to the easy conference would have been a GOOD thing…

    • patthehockeyfan - Dec 18, 2013 at 8:41 AM

      The Wings were hoping to move to the east. As the saying (warning) goes: Be careful what you wish for.

      Too bad for the Wings, though. They’re a great organization. Unfortunately, the Wings are pretty beaten up. It’s tough to watch after their playoff run last year (only team to take the ‘Hawks to seven games). They’ll bounce back. They always do.

    • polegojim - Dec 18, 2013 at 2:28 PM

      With all ‘due’ respect… what ROCK have you been hiding under..

      VERY tough Injury run for the Wings… MANY regs and top guns out and patchwork lines.

      Sliver lining… more guys getting opps to prove what they can do and some brought up for a taste of the NHL.

      All I care about is making it to the playoffs… and getting top guys back in time.

  2. muckleflugga - Dec 18, 2013 at 1:08 AM


    moving to the east would have been a good thing if they’d been moving with a healthy group of core players

    detroit’s experienced and talented core is thin and thinning through attrition, so when any in that number are out, players moving up from the minors shoulder a load they’re not quite ready to carry…close and getting closer to be sure

    nothing new there, all teams face same struggle, but wings historical consistency causes eyebrows to raise when they hit a rocky patch

    we’ll save judgement for the run-down to playoffs, when it matters

    • polegojim - Dec 18, 2013 at 2:30 PM

      thank you thank you thank you… interesting to see posts from folks who aren’t paying attention to the game or season….

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