Series tied at 1
After playing 3 periods of hockey on Sunday, neither the Ducks nor Wings had the lead. So how about 3 more? The Wings dominated the first two periods of OT but weredefeated in the early minutes of the third overtime when Todd Marchant ripped a shot over the glove hand of Chris Osgood. Marchant's goal left the Red Wings and the crowd stunned as the series shifts back to Anaheim.
The good news for the Wings is that they played well on the road in the regular season (only a -3 win differential than at home) and the Ducks played worse at home than on the road. Does this mean anything? Nah, probably not but it could be a psychological edge for the Wings heading into the Honda Center.
What to look for: Anaheim's Jonas Hiller has lived up to the reputation he gained in the series versus the Sharks. He stopped a total of 59 shots in Game 2 and wasthe main reason for the Ducks winning and for the game heading to overtime. If he's on again, it will be hard for the Wings to win. From the Wings, look for Johan Franzen to continue his post season production while the Wings also look for Pavel Datsyuk to get something going offensively.
Game 3 starts at 10:30 p.m. ET and is being shown on Versus. As always, GO WINGS!