Red Wings 3, Ducks 2, OT
Todd Bertuzzi tied it midway through the third period and scored
a power-play goal 1:07 into overtime to give the Detroit Red Wings
a 3-2 comeback victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night.
Bertuzzi beat Jean-Sebastien Giguere from the bottom of the
right circle in overtime.
Tomas Holmstrom also scored, and Jimmy Howard stopped 25 shots
Saku Koivu and Dan Sexton each had a goal and an assist for
Anaheim, and Giguere made 28 saves. The Ducks have lost nine
straight on the road.
Bertuzzi tied it at 2 at 9:36 of the third, banking a shot in
off Giguere’s skate from the right corner.
Holmstrom’s power-play goal 2:17 into the third put Detroit on
the board. He put in a one-time shot from the slot for his 12th
goal and broke the Red Wings’ 102:24 overall scoreless drought and
142:18 dry spell at Joe Louis Arena.
Anaheim took a 2-0 lead in the second period.
Koivu opened the scoring at 8:05 of the middle period with his
fifth goal when he tipped in Sexton’s pass. Sexton’s goal came with
55 seconds left in the second when his harmless looking shot from
the right corner deflected in off Howard’s stick. It was Sexton’s
NOTE: After the single charge pending against Anaheim owners Dr.
Henry Samueli and wife Susan Samueli was vacated by a U.S. District
Court judge on Wednesday, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman lifted the
ban on the pair’s involvement with the Ducks and the NHL on Friday.
The ban had been effect since the charges were originally filed.
… Detroit F Dan Cleary missed his first game after separating a
shoulder Wednesday night against St. Louis. He is expected to miss
about a month. … The jumbotron scoreboard wasn’t working for the
first half of the first period. … Sexton has three goals in his
last two games, his second and third in the NHL.