It's the Ducks
Posted April 28, 2009 - 07:56 AM
Had the Sharks managed to come back to beat the Ducks, the Red Wings would have faced the Vancouver Canucks.
The Red Wings were 3-1 against the Ducks this season but both teams made significant changes after their last meeting. Detroit "flipped a switch" at the start of the playoffs, changing their style of play with stronger defense and better goaltending. Anaheim acquired defenseman Ryan Whitney for Chris Kunitz and James Wisniewski for Samuel Pahlsson, got Francois Beauchemin back from injury, and has been getting stellar goaltending from Jonas Hiller.
Posted April 29, 2009 - 06:08 AM
The eighth-seeded Ducks advanced to face the Red Wings after upsetting the San Jose Sharks in the first round. Number two seed Detroit advanced with a sweep of the Columbus Blue Jackets.
The Red Wings will open at home on Friday night, with a Sunday afternoon game following before the series shifts to Anaheim.
Game 1 - May 1 - @ Detroit - 7:00 PM
Game 2 - May 3 - @ Detroit - 2:00 PM
Game 3 - May 5 - @ Anaheim - 10:30 PM
Game 4 - May 7 - @ Anaheim - 10:30 PM
Game 5 - May 10 - @ Detroit - 5:00 PM
Game 6 - May 12 - @ Anaheim - TBD
Game 7 - May 14 - @ Detroit - TBD
Posted April 29, 2009 - 05:34 PM
If I'm lucky (considering the first playoff game I went to was when Mathieu Schneider broke his wrist against the Sharks in '07) Pronger will get injured.
I hope it's not like last time with the ridiculous penalties and favoring the Ducks.
Posted April 29, 2009 - 06:26 PM
Posted April 30, 2009 - 03:41 PM
Posted April 30, 2009 - 10:19 PM
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