ANA
34-36-12
DET
48-28-6

22 SOG
50 SOG

Red Wings 5, Ducks 0

Bill Roose  - Managing Editor | DetroitRedWings.com | Wednesday, 08.06.2014 / 4:48 AM

DETROIT – From a season-low to a season-high – that’s the difference one game made for the Red Wings Saturday night.

In Thursday’s 4-1 loss to Calgary, the Wings were limited to a season-low 29 shots. Amazing what difference a day will make.

Saturday the Wings peppered 50 shots at the Anaheim goal en route to scoring nearly as many goals as they had in the previous six games, beating the Ducks, 5-0, and snapping a six-game winless streak.

“I thought we had great effort for 60-minutes,” said Nicklas Lidstrom, who had two goals and an assist. “I thought we stuck with it, even after the first period when we were up 1-0. We told ourselves that we had to stick with the game plan, and keep shooting the puck and keep spending time in their zone, and I thought we were able to do that tonight.”

The Wings had 17 different players post at least one shot, and eight with three or more, including Tomas Holmstrom, who had six, and Danny Cleary and Darren Helm with five each.

“Obviously, we needed a win badly,” Wings coach Mike Babcock said. “It was nice to see some guys score some goals so you can get the weight of the world off your back and now you can get on with having a good homestand.”

The Wings (6-5-1) have three more home games – against Colorado, Edmonton and Dallas – before they head out on a four-game trip out west.

Detroit’s other goals came from Niklas Kronwall, Henrik Zetterberg and Johan Franzen.

Meanwhile, Howard earned his second shutout – and the team’s third – stopping all 22 shots that he faced.

“The guys did a great job. We knew it was upon us,” Howard said. “We knew the talent was in this dressing room to get it done. I was just going out there and working hard for them for the full 60 minutes.”

The Wings had great jump from the opening face-off, out-shooting the Ducks, 16-1, to start the game. Detroit even had nine shots on its first two power-plays of the game. Still, after collecting 18 shots – their highest first period total of the season – the Wings only had a one-goal lead at the first intermission.

“That’s when we said in here, ‘You have to stay with it,’ ” Lidstrom said. “ ‘We’re doing a lot of good things. We have to get some more chances.’ And I think we did that too.”

Zetterberg put the Wings up 2-0 at 1:55 of the second period. And less than a minute later Lidstrom scored his first of the night.

“The first one I just tried to shoot it far side on the ice, hoping to hit something,” Lidstrom said. “I couldn’t get it short side where I wanted it first. The guy was taking that away, so I think I got a lucky bounce and it went in.”

Lidstrom’s second goal came on the power-play with Holmstrom pestering Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller at 1:39 of the third.

“And on the power-play, Homer was doing what Homer does best – standing there and bugging the goalie,” Lidstrom said. “I don’t think (Hiller) saw the puck at all.”

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Scoring Summary
1st Period
07:04DET Niklas Kronwall (2) ASST: Valtteri Filppula (6), Johan Franzen (4) 1 - 0 DET
2nd Period
01:55DET Henrik Zetterberg (3) ASST: Johan Franzen (5), Nicklas Lidstrom (5) 2 - 0 DET
02:45DET Nicklas Lidstrom (4) ASST: Drew Miller (3), Fabian Brunnstrom (1) 3 - 0 DET
3rd Period
01:39DET PPG - Nicklas Lidstrom (5) ASST: Pavel Datsyuk (7), Ian White (3) 4 - 0 DET
10:37DET Johan Franzen (5) ASST: Ian White (4) 5 - 0 DET
Three Stars of the Game
Nicklas Lidstrom
1st
Nicklas Lidstrom
D
G: 2Shots: 3
A: 1Hits: 1
PTS: 3PIM: 0
+/-: 3TOI: 21:24
Johan Franzen
2nd
Johan Franzen
RW
G: 1Shots: 6
A: 2Hits: 1
PTS: 3PIM: 2
+/-: 3TOI: 14:34
Jimmy Howard
3rd
Jimmy Howard
G
SA: 22TOI: 60:00
GA: 0EV: 17-17
PIM: 0PP: 5-5
SV%: 1.000SH: 0-0
Penalty Summary
1st Period
04:58ANA Maxime Macenauer  Hooking against  Justin Abdelkader
08:56ANA Kurtis Foster  Interference against  Cory Emmerton
15:55DET Justin Abdelkader  Interference - Goalkeeper against  Jonas Hiller
2nd Period
03:36DET Johan Franzen  Hooking against  Bobby Ryan
05:29DET Jiri Hudler  Too many men on the ice
3rd Period
01:02ANA Teemu Selanne  Misconduct
01:02ANA Teemu Selanne  Unsportsmanlike conduct
01:39ANA Teemu Selanne  Game misconduct
13:20ANA Kurtis Foster  Hi-sticking against  Jiri Hudler
13:51DET Fabian Brunnstrom  Tripping against  Francois Beauchemin
19:03DET Jonathan Ericsson  Delaying Game - Puck over glass
shots by period
PeriodANADET
1st718
2nd618
3rd914
Total2250
Team Stats
CategoryANADET
Power Plays0/51/4
Hits2923
Faceoff Wins2538
Giveaways68
Takeaways613
Blocked Shots144
Penalty Minutes2810
  • ANAHEIM
  • DETROIT
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4C. FowlerD00-42027:50
5L. SbisaD0000016:45
6K. FosterD0002416:44
7A. CoglianoC0001017:16
8T. SelanneR00002212:45
9B. RyanR0001017:22
10C. PerryR00-21023:23
11S. KoivuC0003016:34
15R. GetzlafC00-23020:24
17L. VisnovskyD0002020:03
23F. BeaucheminD00-31023:56
32T. LydmanD00-10014:39
39M. BeleskeyL00-2108:34
41A. GordonR00-1109:40
49M. MacenauerC00-22210:15
64B. McMillanC00-20012:13
74P. HollandC0000011:06
77D. Smith-PellyR00-12013:54
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1J. Hiller4045.88950:37
38D. Ellis551.0009:23
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5N. LidstromD2133021:24
8J. AbdelkaderL0001213:05
11D. ClearyR0005018:44
13P. DatsyukC0102018:32
18I. WhiteD0232019:52
20D. MillerL0111011:28
22M. CommodoreD0000013:06
23B. StuartD0003023:40
26J. HudlerC0012011:49
40H. ZetterbergL1032016:29
43D. HelmC0005015:17
48C. EmmertonC0014012:32
51V. FilppulaC0134014:39
52J. EricssonD0002215:18
55N. KronwallD1013025:00
76F. BrunnstromL0111210:39
93J. FranzenR1236214:34
96T. HolmstromL0004014:52
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
35J. Howard22221.00060:00