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Menu Riley Sheahan scored with 3 remaining the third period to give the Detroit Red a 2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on night for their fifth straight win. Tatar also scored and Petr Mrazek made 30 saves to help Detroit end a four-game losing streak to Anaheim. After Sheahan forced a turnover inside the Ducks’ zone by tying up Getzlaf at the blue line, Larkin collected the loose puck and got it back to Sheahan. He unleashed a blistering wrist shot past Gibson. Corey scored for the Ducks, and Gibson stopped 22 shots. Anaheim did not earn a point for only the second time its last nine games. The Ducks pulled Gibson for an extra attacker with 1 remaining. Shea had a good look on goal, but his shot sailed over Mrazek’s right shoulder. After several Detroit clearances, Sami Vatanen couldn’t get a final desperation shot off time. Detroit took the lead just 16 seconds, with Tatar’s pass redirecting off Hampus Lindholm’s stick at the top of the crease. It was the second own goal a week for Anaheim, with the only goal allowed a 4 win over Winnipeg last also inadvertently careening off a Ducks’ stick. Anaheim seemed out of sorts after falling behind early, with Kesler and Vatanen taking unnecessary penalties. Nate Thompson had a short-handed breakaway on the second Red ‘ power play but sent his shot off the crossbar and out of play. The Ducks’ first official shot on goal didn’t come until exactly halfway through the period. The second was much more effective. took Getzlaf’s pass and put a backhand top shelf to tie the game.
It was ‘s 16th goal of the and third the last four games. Anaheim nearly took the lead seconds later on a 3-on-2 rush off the ensuing faceoff but Horcuff whiffed on the shot. The Red could have gone ahead 2 if not for a bizarre sequence on a shot by Sheahan. Television replays showed Sheahan’s shot went before hitting off the camera inside the goal and going through the top of the netting. However, the shot was not ruled a goal real-time and a video review did not overrule the initial call. Anaheim’s best chance to take the lead the second period came on a shot by the opening minutes that hit the inside of the post, while Gibson denied Gustav Nyquist the closing 90 seconds. With a noticeable and vocal contingent of Red fans attendance, the game took on an atmosphere recalling the fierce playoff battles between the two teams before Detroit joined the Eastern Conference 2014. NOTES: Detroit scratched C Joakim Andersson and D Jakub Kindl. Kindl, a first-round pick 2005, cleared waivers…. Anaheim scratched D Korbinian Holzer and F Maroon…. Detroit continues its six-game trip Monday night at Los Angeles…. Anaheim returns to action Wednesday night at home against Ottawa.