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Thursday, October 4, 2007

Thursday News - Part 1, Ducks/Red Wings coverage

Well I have more coverage of last nights game as well as pictures and video.  There is a preview of the Ducks vs. Columbus game as well.

Video via the Anaheim Ducks official site - Link

OC Register Coverage

The shot clock certainly didn’t indicate it, and neither did the final score.

The Ducks wouldn’t even really acknowledge it after the fact, but they made a mighty impressive statement Wednesday night at Joe Louis Arena.

Despite winding up on the short end of a monumental 42-15 difference in shots on goal and ultimately suffering a 3-2, shootout loss to the Detroit Red Wings, the Ducks displayed healthy degrees of the passion and verve that just might ultimately put to rest the many troubling questions trailing the defending Stanley Cup champions.

With stars Scott Niedermayer and Teemu Selanne still kicking back in Orange County while pondering possible retirement, and returning standouts Jean-Sebastien Giguere and Samuel Pahlsson, as well as prize free-agent addition Mathieu Schneider, on the injured list, the remainder of the Ducks met their latest challenge barely 2½ days after having returned from a questionably planned season-opening, two-game split with the Kings in London, of all places.

To gain a point in the standings, in any fashion, in Detroit’s season-opener no less, had to be considered an unmitigated success.

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LA Times Coverage

Joe Louis Arena isn't the haunted house in which the Ducks have spent many a torturous night.
They've got four wins against the Detroit Red Wings in their last five playoff games there, and since the perennially strong Red Wings can't sell out any home playoff games, much less their season opener Wednesday night, the Ducks might as well feel downright comfortable in what were once hostile surroundings.
Not so fast.
The Ducks were unable to break their five-year regular-season drought in Detroit, losing, 3-2, on Jiri Hudler's decisive goal in the shootout.
Even though the Ducks haven't won a regular-season game in Detroit in nine tries dating to March 19, 2002, it was still a point earned by the short-handed Ducks, whose legs still appeared to be in London.
"We've got to be happy we got a point, but at the same time I don't think we played nearly as solid as we needed to," Ducks forward Todd Bertuzzi said. "The positive is it's a big point, we can get out of here and move on."
As early season games go, it was a vivid reminder of the riveting six-game victory by the Ducks last June. The teams traded leads over the course of the 60 minutes of regulation, with the Red Wings often carrying the play and Anaheim repeatedly turning them away.

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JPowers65 posted pictures to his flickr stream

Anaheim Duck's starting lineup for the Ducks vs. Red Wings season opener1st period face off Ducks vs. WingsA shot and a save by BryzgalovBryzgalov defends his net

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Chris Pronger interver via Versus

Perry's fight