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The Ducks will attempt to avenge their 2013 playoff elimination with a game against the Red Wings in Detroit, as if that were possible in a regular season game.

STOP DIVING!!!! - Corey Perry
STOP DIVING!!!! - Corey Perry
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Anaheim Ducks
@ Detroit Red Wings

Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, 4:30PM PT
Joe Louis Arena

TV: Prime Ticket
Radio: AM 830

Your Enemy: Winging It In Motown

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The Detroit Red Wings are at home again after being shutout by the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-0 at Joe Louis Arena. The Anaheim Ducks look to extend their win streak to six games as they play their first of a four game road trip.

Numbers for Nerds: 12 — The number of points that separate the Ducks and Red Wings in the overall league standings after 35 games played by each club.

Team Records: Anaheim: 23-7-5. Detroit: 15-11-9

Team Leaders: Anaheim: points – Ryan Getzlaf (39); goals – Corey Perry (21); assists – Ryan Getzlaf (23); time-on-ice – Cam Fowler (24:03 / game); plus-minus – Dustin Penner (plus-20). Detroit: points – Henrik Zetterberg (30); goals – Pavel Datsyuk (13); assists – Henrik Zetterberg (19); time-on-ice – Niklas Kronwall (23:52 / game); plus-minus – Henrik Zetterberg (+12). [Ed. Note: No Zetterbeg in the lineup for Detroit tonight. Too bad, eh? -CK]

Goaltenders: Anaheim – Jonas Hiller: 13-4-4, .915 SV%, 2.47 GAA, 2 SO; Frederik Andersen: 8-1-0, .938 SV%, 1.74 GAA, 0 SO; Viktor Fasth (IR): 2-2-1, .885 SV%, 2.95 GAA, 0 SO. Detroit – Jonas Gustavsson: 8-2-2, .926 SV%, 2.09 GAA, 0 S0; Jimmy Howard (IR): 6-8-7, .910 SV%, 2.65 GAA, 2 SO; Petr Mrazek: 1-1-0, .950 SV%, 1.01 GAA, 1 SO.

Power Play: Anaheim – 16.7% 19th in the NHL. Detroit – 18.3% 12th in the NHL.

Penalty Kill: Anaheim – 80.7% 22nd in the NHL. Detroit – 84.6% 9th in the NHL.