Red Wings Rally to Beat Ducks, Earn 30th Win
Chris Osgood played back to back games for the first time since December; he made 25 saves to earn his 14th win of the season.
The Wings trailed 2-1 after the first and 3-2 after the second but rallied in the third to win it and reach the thirty win mark, joining the Bruins and Sharks.
Tomas Holmstrom scored the first goal 9:03 into the first redirecting a shot by Niklas Lidstrom who had two assists in the game. Pavel Datsyuk also had two assists.
The Ducks tied it with a goal by Ryan Getzlaf who also had two assists. Corey Perry scored on the power play to give the Ducks the lead with a little over a minute to go.
Detroit responded in the second with a power play goal by Jiri Hudler – his 17th of the season, but Steve Montador put the ducks back on top later in the period.
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The third period was dominated by the Wings who scored two goals by Daniel Cleary to tie it and Johan Franzen for the go ahead 35 seconds later. Cleary snapped a wrister past Jean-Sebastian Giguere and Franzen tapped in a rebound off a shot by Datsyuk to give the Wings the lead and the win. It was Franzen’s 19th on the year.
Giguere made 29 saves for the Ducks who dropped their third in the last four games. The Wings have won 7 of their last 8 and earned two points to remain comfortably ahead of the Blackhawks, who continue to play well.
ProHockey-fans.com Detroit Red Wings Correspondent