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Red Wings @ Ducks - Game 1 - 4/30


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#1 YzerFan19

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Posted April 30, 2013 - 05:10 PM

The Red Wings open their Western Conference Quarterfinal series with the Ducks tonight in Anaheim.

 

The teams have met four times previously in the playoffs, with each team taking two series.  Both teams have gone on to win the Stanley Cup once after a Detroit-Anaheim matchup.

 

Stupid stat of the day: Detroit is 3-1 in the first game of a series in Anaheim and 3-1 in a Game One against Anaheim.  This is the first time the teams have opened a series in Anaheim, so that first set of games would all be Game Three.

 

The Red Wings will be going with the same lineup as won the last four games of the season to get them into the playoffs.  This means that Todd Bertuzzi and Mikael Samuelsson will be healthy scratches up front while Ian White, Carlo Colaiacovo and Brian Lashoff are out on the blue line.  Jimmy Howard gets the start in the Detroit net.

 

Game time is 10:30 PM on FSD.



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Posted April 30, 2013 - 08:49 PM

Anyone watching the "other" games tonight? LA/St. Louis seems to be the more emotional matchup....Blues are monstersl

#3 YzerFan19

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Posted April 30, 2013 - 09:38 PM

Wow, those pregame stats were all wrong.  4-1 in series openers against Anaheim, 3-2 in the first game of a series in Anaheim, and they've met five times with Detroit taking 3 and Anaheim taking 2.  The Wings have gone to the finals twice after beating the (Mighty) Ducks with one Cup win, Anaheim has made it there both times with one Cup win.



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Posted April 30, 2013 - 11:55 PM

Am I stating the obvious that Jimmy is all that's keeping the game close? (C'mon boys! Don't let this effort go to waste!)

#5 OldBroad

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Posted May 01, 2013 - 12:07 AM

I hate the ducks. Really.




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