|Western Conference Quarterfinals - Best of 7 - Game 5 - Series tied at 2-2|
|31||DETROIT||+125||Ov 5,+105||+120||Ov 5,+115|
|32||ANAHEIM||-145||Un 5,-125||-140||Un 5,-135|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||12-14-0||-0.2||12-14||-0.2||10-12||2.4||30.6||2.5||27.7|
|Last 5 Games||3-2-0||+0.9||3-2||+0.9||1-3||2.4||32.6||2.6||27.6|
|Team Stats (All Games)||52||133||36||45||46||6||6||1573||8.5%||203||38||18.7%||229|
|Team Stats (Road Games)||26||62||21||15||21||5||3||795||7.8%||99||15||15.2%||104|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||12||4||1||5||2||0||163||7.4%||21||4||19.0%||21|
|Team Stats (Playoffs)||4||9||3||1||3||2||0||126||7.1%||17||4||23.5%||16|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||128||38||38||44||8||8||1444||8.9%||182||35||19.2%||198|
|Stats Against (Road Games)|| ||65||19||18||24||4||4||721||9.0%||90||19||21.1%||107|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||13||2||2||9||0||1||138||9.4%||21||5||23.8%||21|
|Stats Against (Playoffs)|| ||13||2||2||9||0||1||121||10.7%||18||5||27.8%||21|
|JONAS GUSTAVSSON (All Games)||7||4||141||124||87.9%||1||2-2||+0.6||2-2-0||+1||1-2|
|JONAS GUSTAVSSON (Road Games)||6||4||129||115||89.1%||1||2-2||+0.6||2-2-0||+1||1-2|
|JONAS GUSTAVSSON (Last 4 Games)||4||3||89||76||85.4%||1||1-2||-1||1-2-0||-1||1-1|
|JONAS GUSTAVSSON (Playoff Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JIMMY HOWARD (All Games)||46||46||1249||1150||92.1%||4||23-23||-2.9||23-23-0||-2||16-24|
|JIMMY HOWARD (Road Games)||20||20||539||496||92.0%||1||9-11||-1.4||9-11-0||-1||8-10|
|JIMMY HOWARD (Last 4 Games)||4||4||120||108||90.0%||0||2-2||-0.1||2-2-0||0||1-2|
|JIMMY HOWARD (Playoff Games)||4||4||120||108||90.0%||0||2-2||-0.1||2-2-0||0||1-2|
|PETR MRAZEK (All Games)||2||2||51||47||92.2%||0||1-1||+0.7||1-1-0||+1||1-0|
|PETR MRAZEK (Road Games)||2||2||51||47||92.2%||0||1-1||+0.7||1-1-0||+1||1-0|
|PETR MRAZEK (Last 4 Games)||2||2||51||47||92.2%||0||1-1||+0.7||1-1-0||+1||1-0|
|PETR MRAZEK (Playoff Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||17-9-0||+2.2||17-9||+2.2||12-12||3.0||29.0||2.6||27.8|
|Last 5 Games||2-3-0||-2||2-3||-2||2-2||3.2||33.4||2.8||31.4|
|Team Stats (All Games)||52||153||38||53||55||7||16||1468||10.4%||153||34||22.2%||258|
|Team Stats (Home Games)||26||79||22||23||31||3||9||754||10.5%||81||20||24.7%||138|
|Team Stats (Last 5 Games)||5||16||3||3||10||0||1||167||9.6%||22||6||27.3%||26|
|Team Stats (Playoffs)||4||13||2||2||9||0||1||121||10.7%||18||5||27.8%||21|
|Stats Against (All Games)|| ||127||47||33||39||8||7||1466||8.7%||180||34||18.9%||218|
|Stats Against (Home Games)|| ||67||28||18||19||2||2||723||9.3%||90||16||17.8%||109|
|Stats Against (Last 5 Games)|| ||14||5||2||5||2||1||157||8.9%||19||4||21.1%||25|
|Stats Against (Playoffs)|| ||9||3||1||3||2||0||126||7.1%||17||4||23.5%||16|
|FREDERIK ANDERSON (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|FREDERIK ANDERSON (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|FREDERIK ANDERSON (Playoff Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JEFF DELAURIERS (All Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JEFF DELAURIERS (Home Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JEFF DELAURIERS (Playoff Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|VIKTOR FASTH (All Games)||25||23||661||609||92.1%||1||15-8||+4.7||15-8-0||+4||11-10|
|VIKTOR FASTH (Home Games)||14||13||366||336||91.8%||1||8-5||-0.4||8-5-0||-1||7-5|
|VIKTOR FASTH (Last 4 Games)||4||4||100||91||91.0%||0||1-3||-3.2||1-3-0||-4||1-2|
|VIKTOR FASTH (Playoff Games)||0||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0-0||0||0-0-0||0||0-0|
|JONAS HILLER (All Games)||30||29||801||733||91.5%||2||17-12||+2.8||17-12-0||+3||8-19|
|JONAS HILLER (Home Games)||14||13||355||320||90.1%||1||9-4||+2.6||9-4-0||+3||5-7|
|JONAS HILLER (Last 4 Games)||4||4||126||117||92.9%||0||2-2||-0.3||2-2-0||0||1-2|
|JONAS HILLER (Playoff Games)||4||4||126||117||92.9%||0||2-2||-0.3||2-2-0||0||1-2|
|Average power rating of opponents played: DETROIT 3.25, ANAHEIM 3.22|
|4/11/2013||SAN JOSE||2-3||L||0, -120||L||5 ov||P|
|4/12/2013||at CHICAGO||2-3||L||0, +170||L||5 ov||P|
|4/14/2013||at NASHVILLE||3-0||W||0, -135||W||5 un||U|
|4/17/2013||at CALGARY||2-3||L||0, -160||L||5.5 un||U|
|4/20/2013||at VANCOUVER||1-2||L||0, +130||L||5 ev||U|
|4/22/2013||PHOENIX||4-0||W||0, -145||W||5 un||U|
|4/24/2013||LOS ANGELES||3-1||W||0, -145||W||5 un||U|
|4/25/2013||NASHVILLE||5-2||W||0, -245||W||5 ov||O|
|4/27/2013||at DALLAS||3-0||W||0, -145||W||5 ov||U|
|4/30/2013||at ANAHEIM||1-3||L||0, +125||L||5 un||U|
|5/2/2013||at ANAHEIM||5-4||W||0, +120||W||5 un||O|
|5/4/2013||ANAHEIM||0-4||L||0, -130||L||5 un||U|
|5/6/2013||ANAHEIM||3-2||W||0, -125||W||5 un||P|
|5/8/2013||at ANAHEIM|| |
|4/13/2013||at LOS ANGELES||1-2||L||0, +130||L||5 ov||U|
|4/17/2013||COLUMBUS||2-3||L||0, -155||L||5 un||P|
|4/19/2013||at CALGARY||1-3||L||0, -160||L||5.5 un||U|
|4/21/2013||at EDMONTON||3-1||W||0, -130||W||5 ov||U|
|4/22/2013||at EDMONTON||3-0||W||0, -125||W||5 ov||U|
|4/25/2013||at VANCOUVER||3-1||W||0, +160||W||5 ev||U|
|4/27/2013||PHOENIX||3-5||L||0, -170||L||5 ov||O|
|4/30/2013||DETROIT||3-1||W||0, -145||W||5 un||U|
|5/2/2013||DETROIT||4-5||L||0, -140||L||5 un||O|
|5/4/2013||at DETROIT||4-0||W||0, +110||W||5 un||U|
|5/6/2013||at DETROIT||2-3||L||0, +105||L||5 un||P|
|5/10/2013||at DETROIT|| |
LAST SEASON: 48-28-6, 102 points. Lost to Nashville 4-1 in first round.
COACH: Mike Babcock, 8th season with Red Wings, 352-154-68; 10th overall, 421-216-19 in NHL.
ADDED: RW Damien Brunner, RW Mikael Samuelsson, RW Jordin Tootoo, G Jonas Gustavsson, D Carlo Colaiacovo.
LOST: D Nicklas Lidstrom, D Brad Stuart, LW Jiri Hudler, LW Tomas Holmstrom.
PLAYER TO WATCH: Brunner. The 26-year-old rookie led the Swiss league with 60 points last season. He might get a lot of chances to produce on a line with Henrik Zetterberg, a teammate overseas during the lockout, and Pavel Datsyuk.
OUTLOOK: Without Lidstrom and Stuart on the blue line, extending the franchise's postseason streak to 22 will be quite a challenge. The Red Wings, though, have a shot to be better offensively and in net with a series of subtle moves after failing to make a splash in the summer when free agents Zach Parise and Ryan Suter turned down their offers to play together in Minnesota.
LAST SEASON: 34-36-12, 80 points. Missed playoffs by finishing 11th in the Western Conference.
COACH: Bruce Boudreau, 2nd season with Ducks, 27-23-8; 6th overall, 228-111-48 in NHL.
ADDED: D Bryan Allen, D Sheldon Souray, G Viktor Fasth, LW Daniel Winnik, RW Brad Staubitz.
LOST: D Lubomir Visnovsky, LW Niklas Hagman, D Sheldon Brookbank, G Dan Ellis.
PLAYER TO WATCH: C Ryan Getzlaf. The Ducks' top playmaker heads into his contract year coming off the worst statistical season of his decorated career. The NHL and Olympic champion needs a huge season with Corey Perry, who's also heading for free agency.
OUTLOOK: Anaheim bolstered its defense with Allen and Souray, but largely kept its offense intact despite last season's disappointments. Even with few changes, the Ducks believe their star-studded veteran roster should be in the playoff hunt again
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NHL PLAYOFF PREVIEW (DETROIT-ANAHEIM) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
(DELETES reference to Ducks outshooting Red Wings in third graf)
*Red Wings-Ducks Preview* =========================
By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer
Detroit At Anaheim, Game Five, 10:00 p.m. EDT
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Ryan Getzlaf knows the Anaheim Ducks could be getting frustrated.
Instead, he thinks they're just getting started.
The Ducks have controlled long stretches of their matchup with Detroit, outscoring the Red Wings over the first four games while getting superior goaltending from Jonas Hiller. Yet the series is even heading into Game 5 on Wednesday night at Honda Center.
Second-seeded Anaheim's stellar regular-season record and formidable talent haven't mattered to the Red Wings, who sneaked out two overtime victories despite playing with a lead in just one of the series' four games.
It's a recipe for tension in the Ducks' dressing room heading into a pivotal point of the first-round series. But to Getzlaf and his teammates, every element of the playoff march is a privilege, particularly after the Ducks missed the postseason in two of the past three years.
"We're far from frustrated," the Anaheim captain said Tuesday after the Ducks' long flight from Detroit to Orange County. "This is playoff hockey. This is the best time of the year, and we're in a best-of-three series now. We always knew it was going to be a long series. ... It's been a grind throughout the year. We've always been able to rise up to the occasion, and we're hoping for that tomorrow (in Game 5)."
The Ducks expect to have little trouble regrouping after they barely missed a chance to take a 3-1 series lead in Game 4 on Monday night. After Anaheim blew a third-period lead, Damien Brunner's overtime goal evened the series for the Red Wings, who appeared to be on the ropes after getting shut out by Hiller in the first 100 minutes of the teams' two games at Joe Louis Arena.
"One goal the other way (in Game 4), and everybody is happy around here," Getzlaf said.
Instead, the Ducks must find additional determination to get past their playoff-tested opponents. Anaheim will have the advantage of its favored matchups on home ice in Game 5 and a potential Game 7, yet neither team believes matchups or friendly crowds have made much impact on this series.
"Quite frankly, the matchups only work if your team is playing well and you get a lead," Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau said. "If you don't get a lead, you may have some great defensive matchups, but you're going to have to change because you need to score goals. We'll get the last change (in Game 5), which will help, because I thought the last game they were definitely trying to get (Pavel) Datsyuk's line against one specific line, and we tried to change it a few times. It's a difficult thing to do."
Datsyuk scored the tying goal with 6:33 left in regulation in Game 4 for the Red Wings, who finally flexed their offensive skills at home after five-plus periods without a score.
The Red Wings made an obvious effort to get more shots at Hiller in Game 4, sending pucks at the Anaheim net at every opportunity. Hiller was solid all night, but the Red Wings' mentality eventually led to Brunner's winning goal.
"The plan was to get more shots, and shoot from worse angles," Detroit's Valtteri Filppula said. "We did a good job. We were able to get pucks back in the offensive zone. I didn't think we did that enough in the previous game."
The Ducks are hoping to increase their own offensive pressure on Jimmy Howard on Wednesday. Howard acknowledged he hadn't been Hiller's equal in the series, giving up 12 goals on 120 shots, but he played tremendously well in Game 4 when the Ducks pressed for a possible clinching goal.
"I just wanted to give the guys a chance to win," Howard said. "They deserved that. I knew I had to be better. I wanted to be better. ... In the playoffs, all it takes is a goalie to get hot, and anything can happen."
Although Anaheim has generated plenty of offensive chances, the Ducks could use a goal from high-scoring Corey Perry, who won the Richard Trophy with 50 goals in 2011 during his MVP season. He hasn't found the net in the playoffs, and he missed on a couple of golden chances in Game 4.
"If those went in, we wouldn't be having this conversation," Perry said Tuesday. "They had a lot of shots (in Game 4), but we had some good chances, too. We've got to create more chances, keep plugging away, and hopefully get some ugly ones."
Boudreau criticized a few unnamed Ducks after Game 4 for being "passengers" - passive participants who didn't do enough work to help Anaheim. Major lineup changes seem unlikely after the Ducks' fairly solid play throughout the series, but Boudreau is eager to get his team rolling quickly, before any struggles lead to a potential elimination game.
Detroit again will be without Justin Abdelkader, who must finish his two-game suspension for a big hit on Anaheim's Toni Lydman. The veteran defenseman sat out Game 4 with apparent after-effects from the collision, and Lydman didn't skate in the Ducks' optional practice after traveling Tuesday.
While the Ducks prepared for the pressure of Game 5, the Red Wings worked on minor adjustments for their latest trip to Honda Center, where they've won three of their four games this season.
"We have to go in their barn and steal another game," Detroit coach Mike Babcock said.
|Last Updated: 10/31/2014 1:52:47 AM EST|