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[Game Thread] Gm 1: Ducks @ Wings

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Anaheim (42-33-7, 91 pts) vs. Detroit (51-21-10, 112 pts)


Anaheim is fresh off their upset of the 1 seeded Sharks while the Wings are just fresh. Its been 8 days since the Wings took the ice last for a competitive game and have had plenty of time to rest while the Ducks entertained the physical Sharks for six games.


The Sharks play virtually the same game as the Red Wings so there shouldn't be much need for adjustment on the Ducks part. The Sharks may play the same game but no one can play it as well as the Red Wings. The Red Wings will try to control the puck for the majority of the game and get as many shots on net as possible. If the Ducks fall into trouble in the penalty category, Detroit could capitalize often andmake a big difference in the game.


What to look for: Jonas Hiller will have to put forth another monumental effort in net as he faces the team that lead the league in shots per game. Ryan Getzlaf will need to lead the Ducks offensively as Chris Osgood looks to improve upon his already stellar playoff performance. The Wings will look for Hossa and Zetterberg to continue their production while trying to get Datsyuk going offensively.


Game 1 starts at 7 p.m. ET and will be on Versus and as always, GO WINGS!