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Red Wings 2, Ducks 1

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ANAHEIM -- The Detroit Red Wings came to Anaheim and doused the NHL's hottest team as they defeated the Ducks for the second straight game with a 2-1 win on Sunday night at the Honda Center.

Anaheim entered the two-game set with points in 17 of its last 19 contests.

After a 5-1 Detroit shellacking on Friday, the Red Wings showed little let up two days later.

Detroit scored twice in the first period to take complete control early against an Anaheim squad that has rallied from behind 14 times in 30 games, the highest 30-game total since 1987-88.

The Red Wings, though, managed to keep the feisty Ducks at bay, squashing multiple scoring opportunities. Anaheim managed 34 shots on goal to Detroit's 21, but Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard notched 33 saves.

The Ducks challenged late with multiple looks in Detroit territory, but penalties to Ryan Getzlaf, Corey Perry and Teemu Selanne with less than a minute left deflated the arena.

Anaheim was only scrambling because Detroit applied the pressure early.

Daniel Cleary put the Red Wings up early with a tipped slapshot from Jakub Kindl past Jonas Hiller on a power play at the 4:14 mark of the first period.

Drew Miller emerged from a clogged scrum just outside the goalie box to poke a goal past Hiller at the 8:46 mark of the first period, staking the Red Wings to the 2-0 lead.

Anaheim cut the Detroit lead to 2-1 late in the second period on a one-timer wrist shot by Getzlaf. Getzlaf stroked the puck past Howard at the 19:14 mark of the second period off assists from Saku Koivu and Perry.

NOTES: Anaheim's Nick Bonino missed his seventh straight game with a lower-body injury. He remains listed as day-to-day. ... Detroit remains without Carlo Colaiacovo, Darren Helm, Todd Bertuzzi, Mikael Samuelsson and Kyle Quincey. Colaiacovo was taken off the injured reserve list on March 23. ... Anaheim won the first matchup this season between the two teams, 5-2, on Feb. 15 in Detroit. ... The Red Wings have lost 182 man games because of injuries. ... The Ducks' consecutive home dates with Detroit marked just the second time in franchise history that they've squared off against the same team in back-to-back home games. ... Zetterberg became just the 19th player in Red Wings history to dress for 700 games. ... Anaheim's 48 points entering the game tied with Pittsburgh for second in the NHL behind Chicago. Detroit has ravaged Anaheim in the series between the two teams, sporting a 47-18-7-2 record against the Ducks entering the game. ... Anaheim's 95 goals through 30 games ranked as the second-highest output in team history.
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