VIDEO: Anaheim Rallies Past Detroit

Photo: AP

By Michael Walters

The Anaheim Ducks finished their homestand against the Detroit Red Wings. John Gibson was in net against Ville Husso. Sam Carrick made his season debut and Kevin Shattenkirk was placed on the IR.


Detroit would strike first in this game. Sam Carrick was called for interference about 5 minutes and 48 seconds into the game. Jonatan Berggren would score on the power play to make it 1-0 Detroit.

Anaheim answered back late in the period to tie things up. Oskar Sundqvist was called for cross checking with just under three minutes to go in the period. Adam Henrique let a shot rip in the face-off circle and the rebound came to Mason McTavish in the slot, who buried the puck into the net. The teams headed to the locker room all tied up at one.

In the second period the teams exchanged chances and each had a power play, but remained tied until the final minute of the period. Michael Rasmussen scored with 35 seconds left to give Detroit a 2-1 lead heading into the third period.

The Ducks would go down a man five minutes into the third as Austin Strand was called for tripping. The Red Wings were then called for back-to-back penalties and the Ducks had about a one minute 5-on-3 power play, but they couldn’t convert.

The Ducks then went down a man again at the 10 minute mark, but were able to kill off the penalty. Anaheim had one more power play chance about two minutes later, but still couldn’t get the tying goal.

Anaheim pulled Gibson for the extra attacker in the final minutes of the game. John Klingberg took a shot from just inside the blue line that would go through traffic and find a way into the net behind Husso. Ryan Strome was in front of the net to provide the screen. Bonus hockey would be needed to decide this one.

The teams battled back and forth in the overtime and it looked like the game might go to a shootout until the final minute of play when Strome scored. He intercepted a pass in the slot and fired the puck to Trevor Zegras, who then passed it back to Strome for the easy tap in goal.


This was an entertaining game to watch from start to finish. The teams battled each other pretty evenly during 5-on-5 play. The Ducks had a slight edge in CF% at 54.84% and were dead even in FF% at 50% with the Red Wings. Detroit had 33 shots on goal and Anaheim had 30. In terms of special teams, both teams scored one power play goal.

McTavish had a solid game playing his natural center position. He got to see almost four minutes of power play time and scored with the man advantage. Klingberg turned in a good performance as well. He logged over 22 minutes of ice time and the team outshot Detroit 22 to 10 during 5-on-5 play. He also had the game tying goal in the dying seconds of regulation.

It wasn’t a perfect game, but definitely one the Ducks could hopefully build on as they go on the road for the next few games.

Team Stats/Notes:

Sam Carrick played in his first game of the season.

John Klingberg scored his first goal as a Duck.

The Ducks have gone to overtime six times so far this season. They have won three times and gone to the shootout three times.

Anaheim is still in search of their first regulation win this season.

What’s Next?

The Ducks travel to Winnipeg to take on the Jets Thursday at 5 PM.

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November 16th, 2022


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