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GameThread: Ducks @ Red Wings, The Rivlary

Despite the vitriol aimed at our California kin, the Red Wings have the most playoff history with the Ducks and the this rivalry runs deeper than is often credited.

Just another day...shottin', scorin'
Just another day...shottin', scorin'
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Anaheim Ducks
@ Detroit Red Wings

Saturday, October 11, 2014
Joe Louis Arena

TV: Prime Ticket
Radio: AM 830

Your Enemy: Winging It In Motown

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Numbers for Nerds:

According to, the Ducks boast an impressive 5-30-3 record at Joe Louis Arena. Honestly, that is impressive, because I didn't know we had actually won five games in that godforsaken place.

Team Records

Ducks: 0-1-0, 0 Points (Fourth in the Pacific, on goal differential)

Red Wings: 1-0-0, 2 Points (Second in the Atlantic)

Team Leaders:

Ducks: Scoring-Points, Corey Perry and Ryan Kessler (3); goals, Corey Perry (3); assists, Ryan Kessler, Ryan Getzlaf, and Sami Vatanen (2)

Time on ice-Hampus Lindholm, 23:45; Ryan Getzlaf, 20:17; Francois Beauchemin, 20:10

ES Corsi For%-Corey Perry, 58%; Ryan Getzlaf, 56%; Patrick Maroon, 54%

Red Wings: Scoring-Points, Johan Franzen, (2); goals, Justin Abdelkader and Gustav Nyquist (1); assists, Johan Franzen, (2)

Time on ice-Niklas Kronwall, 21:53; Brendan Smith, 21:31; Jonathan Ericsson, 20:25

ES Corsi For%-Joakim Andersson, 100%; Niklas Kronwall, 81%; Drew Miller, 78%


Ducks: Frederik Andersen, no starts this season. Last season, 28 GP, 20-5-0 2.29 GAA .923 SV%

Red Wings: Jimmy Howard, 1-0-0 1.00 GAA .941 SV%

Power Play:

Ducks: 50%. 3 PPG for in 6 opportunities. 1 SHG against

Red Wings: 25%. 1 PPG for in 4 opportunites

Penalty Kill:

Ducks: 75%. 1 PPG against in 4 opportunites

Red Wings: 100%. 0 PPG against in 4 opportunities