Ducks 5, Red Wings 2

Paul Harris, The Sports Xchange
The SportsXchange

DETROIT -- The Anaheim Ducks scored four goals in the first period en route to a 5-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday at the Joe Louis Arena.
Defenseman Sami Vatanen led the way with a goal and an assist, helping the Ducks to sixth straight win.
Center Nick Bonino, right winger Jakob Silfverberg, right winger Corey Perry and center Saku Koivu also scored for Anaheim (24-7-5). Center Andrew Cogliano had three assists and goaltender Jonas Hiller made 16 saves.
Right winger Tomas Jurco got his first career goal and right winger Danny Cleary scored for Detroit (15-12-9), which lost its third straight in regulation and is winless in its last six (0-4-2). Goalie Jonas Gustavsson stopped eight of 11 shots before being replaced by Petr Mrazek late in the first period.
Mrazek made 17 saves.
Jurco, playing in his second NHL game, opened the scoring with a breakaway goal 3:15 into the game after taking a pass from left winger Drew Miller.
But it only took Anaheim 25 seconds to take over the game.
Silfverberg, in his first game back after missing 24 games with a broken right hand, tied it at 1 at 3:40 by putting in the carom off the end boards -- which came off defenseman Francois Beauchemin's wide shot -- for his fifth goal. Bonino gave the Ducks the lead 1:49 later when he put in a one-timer from the bottom of the left circle. It was Bonino's 10th goal. Perry scored his 22nd goal of the season with 1:43 left in the period from the right circle off the rush to chase Gustavsson in favor of Mrazek.
Vatanen made it 4-1 on a slap shot from the right circle with a second left in the first for his fourth goal.
Koivu scored for the Ducks in the second period to make it 5-1 before Cleary got his goal with less than two minutes left in the third.
NOTES: Anaheim C Ryan Getzlaf went to the dressing room with 5:40 left in the first period after being shoved into the boards from behind by Detroit D Kyle Quincey. Getzlaf's mouth was cut, and Quincey received a five-minute boarding penalty and a game misconduct. Getzlaf scored at least a point in each of his previous 16 games. He had points in two games before missing three games with an injury, then continued the run when he returned. ... Detroit was without RW Johan Franzen and LW Justin Abdelkader due to possible concussions. ... Anaheim D Mark Fistric missed his third game with an upper-body injury. ... Red Wings RW Gustav Nyquist didn't play because of a sore groin.

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