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BOXSCORE | RECAP
Anaheim 3, Detroit 1
When: 10:30 PM ET, Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Where: Honda Center, Anaheim, California
Referees: Tom Kowal, Brad Watson
Linesmen: Brad Kovachik, Brad Lazarowich
Attendance: 17200


Ducks 3, Red Wings 1: Teemu Selanne scored his 42nd career postseason goal to snap a tie early in the third period as second-seeded Anaheim claimed Game 1 of its Western Conference first-round series with visiting Detroit.

Nick Bonino also scored on the power play and defenseman Francois Beauchemin sealed the win with an empty-net goal. Jonas Hiller turned aside 21 shots for the Pacific Division champion Ducks, who host the seventh-seeded Red Wings in Game 2 on Thursday.

Dan Cleary scored with the man advantage and Jimmy Howard finished with 24 saves for Detroit, which won its final four regular-season games to secure its 22nd consecutive playoff appearance.

Selanne made the Red Wings pay after defenseman Jakub Kindl's delay-of-game penalty late in the second period extended into the third. The veteran's one-timer from a sharp angle in the left faceoff circle handcuffed Howard and went just inside the left post to give Anaheim a 2-1 lead 89 seconds into the session.

With Corey Perry providing a screen, Bonino recorded his first career postseason goal by redirecting defenseman Cam Fowler's shot from the point at 10:24 of the first period. Detroit answered nearly six minutes later - and one second after a 5-on-3 power-play expired - as Kindl's shot deflected off Cleary and past Hiller.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Perry's bid to snap a 1-1 deadlock with 6:59 remaining in the second period resulted in goaltender interference after his leg brushed Howard upside the head. Howard sprawled back into his net but remained in the game. ... Anaheim has scored a power-play goal in 15 consecutive postseason games. ... The Red Wings have enjoyed success with the man advantage against the Ducks. Detroit scored on the power play in all three of its regular-season meetings with Anaheim. ... Ducks D Luca Sbisa sat out with a lower-body injury.

Top Game Performances
 
Detroit   Anaheim
Daniel Cleary 1 Points Francois Beauchemin 1
Daniel Cleary 1 Goals Francois Beauchemin 1
Patrick Eaves 1 Assists Matt Beleskey 1
Daniel Cleary 1 Power Play Goals Nick Bonino 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Jimmy Howard .923 Save Percentage Jonas Hiller .955
Jimmy Howard 24 Saves Jonas Hiller 21
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Detroit 22 1 1-4 2-4 8 29
Anaheim 27 3 2-4 3-4 8 27
Upcoming Games
  • Anaheim will play their next game at home against Detroit. The Ducks have a W/L % of .633 after a win and .588 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Anaheim. The Red Wings have a W/L % of .478 after a win and .542 after a loss.