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National Hockey League
Anaheim 3, Detroit 1
When: 7:30 PM ET, Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Where: Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, Michigan
Referees: Brad Meier, Dan O'Halloran
Linesmen: Tyson Baker, Devin Berg
Attendance: 18209

Nick Ritchie and Jakob Silfverberg scored 47 seconds apart midway through the third period, and the Anaheim Ducks topped the host Detroit Red Wings 3-1 on Tuesday.

Rickard Rakell also scored in the third period off a Silfverberg assist as Anaheim remained unbeaten through three games. Ducks goaltender John Gibson made 31 saves.

Filip Hronek scored for Detroit while Jimmy Howard stopped 26 shots. Anthony Mantha, who scored four goals against Dallas on Sunday, came up empty on four shots on goal as the Red Wings lost for the first time in three games this season.

Hronek broke the scoreless deadlock with five seconds left in the second period on a delayed penalty after Howard had skated to the Detroit bench. He ripped a shot that caromed off the right post and out to the right point. Dylan Larkin gathered it in and slid the puck to Andreas Athanasiou, who nudged it to Hronek. This time, his blast from the left circle went over Gibson's glove and found the top corner of the net.

Anaheim tied it early at 4:52 of the third. Tyler Bertuzzi lost the puck to Ryan Getzlaf in his own zone. Getzlaf passed it Silfverberg, who dropped it off to Hampus Lindholm. His shot was stopped by Howard, but Rakell scored on the rebound.

Larkin appeared to put the Red Wings back on top at 8:06 of the final period with a shot from the left circle. However, the goal was disallowed after a review showed that Detroit was offside.

Ritchie backhanded the puck past Howard at 9:10 to put Anaheim on top. He scored after a shot from the left point by Brendan Guhle bounced off Derek Grant's body and onto his stick in front.

Silfverberg scored his first goal of the season less than a minute later. Devin Shore passed the puck to Silfverberg, who beat Howard on the stick side as his shot deflected off defenseman Patrik Nemeth's stick. Getzlaf was also credited with an assist.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Anaheim   Detroit
Jakob Silfverberg 2 Points Filip Hronek 1
Jakob Silfverberg 1 Goals Filip Hronek 1
Jakob Silfverberg 1 Assists Andreas Athanasiou 1
N/A Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
John Gibson .969 Save Percentage Jimmy Howard .897
John Gibson 31 Saves Jimmy Howard 26
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Anaheim 29 3 0-3 2-2 4 27
Detroit 32 1 0-2 3-3 6 18
Upcoming Games
  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against Montreal. The Red Wings have a W/L % of .500 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Anaheim will play their next game on the road against Pittsburgh. The Ducks have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and .000 after a loss.