ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -Bjorn Melin scored in his NHL debut and the Anaheim Ducks also got goals from Travis Moen and Ryan Getzlaf to beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-2 on Sunday night, ending a four-game losing streak.
Ilya Bryzgalov, making his third consecutive start in net because of Jean-Sebastien Giguere's groin injury, made 33 saves to help send Detroit to its third straight loss. Rob Niedermayer added an empty-net goal with 4.1 seconds left.
Mikael Samuelsson and Tomas Holmstrom scored power-play goals for the Red Wings, who are 0-3 on their five-game trip. Both of their three-game losing streaks this season have included losses to Anaheim and San Jose.
Melin, a 25-year-old right wing acquired from the New York Islanders in March 2002, put Anaheim ahead 2-1 at 10:36 of the second when his intended centering pass for Andy McDonald changed direction off the stick of Detroit's Brett Lebda and got past Dominik Hasek. The play began when Teemu Selanne intercepted Robert Lang's breakout pass outside the Red Wings' blue line.
Getzlaf made it 3-1 about 2 minutes later with his 17th goal, beating Hasek to the stick side with a slap shot from the top of the right circle. Hasek was back between the pipes for the first time since allowing a career-high eight goals in Thursday's 9-4 loss to the Sharks.
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