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The Morning After Skate

Welcome to the morning after! A recap of the games from the night before and quick hit hockey news.

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Anaheim Ducks at New York Rangers

As the Ducks continue on their East Coast road trip without Teemu Selanne, as he went back to California after injury, it would take just minutes after puck drop for the Ducks to establish dominance over the Rangers.

Corey Perry would net his ninth goal of the season as he put a wrist shot past Henrik Lundqvist to give Anaheim the lead in New York less than three minutes into the game.

Kyle Palmieri would follow Perry’s lead and use his wrist shot to give the Ducks a two-goal lead before the midway point in the opening period of the game.

Rangers would see a power play after Ducks Emerson Etem was called for tripping; however, the Rangers were unable to capitalize on the man advantage and the teams headed to intermission with the Ducks leading the Rangers at Madison Square Garden 2-0.

Michael Del Zotto would score his first goal of the season as he brought the Rangers within a goal of the Ducks with assist going to Carl Hagelin and Ryan Callahan.

The third period would see the Ducks Bryan Allen get called for hooking only to be followed up with Ryan Getzlaf called for slashing with time still left on Allen’s penalty. Rangers would be called for hi-sticking with less than two minutes left in the game and then were called for too many men on the ice with a minute still left on the original penalty and were unable to rally for a second goal to force overtime.

Detroit Red Wings at Winnipeg Jets

Looking to round out their first west Canada trip as part of the Eastern Conference with wins Detroit made one last stop last night.

Red Wings netminder Jimmy Howard stood on his head making spectacular saves in the first while Red Wings tough guy Jordin Tootoo started the game off dropping the gloves with Jets Chris Thorburn just sixteen seconds after the puck dropped.

Hooking and holding calls would be the theme of the first period as both teams would see time in the penalty box. With a minute left in the opening period it would be Bryan Little to give the home team the first goal of the game.

Hooking would continue to plague the Red Wings as defenseman Jakub Kindl would get called less than two minutes into the second. Detroit managed to kill off the penalty and shortly thereafter captain Henrik Zetterberg would tie the game with a wrist shot off of a Pavel Datsyuk pass.

With the game tied Detroit would get called for having too many men on the ice and Todd Bertuzzi would sit out for the bench minor. Wings being short-handed would lead to undrafted defenseman Danny DeKeyser netting his first NHL goal off of a slapshot from the blueline.

 

Detroit would try to hang on to their lead over the Jets; however, Michael Frolik would ruin the party as he would tie the game before the teams headed off for the second intermission.

Starting the third period with the game once again tied Matt Halischuck would score his first goal of the season to give Winnipeg the lead over the visiting Red Wings.

Niklas Kronwall would get called for slashing only to have Andrew Ladd negate the power play for the Jets when he tripped Detroit’s Brian Lashoff.

Once Ladd was back on the ice it would not take him long to get a backhanded shot past Jimmy Howard to give the Jets a 4-2 lead.

Hooking still an issue for both teams would see each team with an additional power play; however, Detroit was unable to ground the Jets and are now headed back to Detroit with a loss on their road trip through west Canada.

Wrap Around News

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Tonight’s Line Up

Dallas Stars at Boston Bruins

New York Islanders at Washington Capitals

Ottawa Senators at Columbus Blue Jackets

St. Louis Blues at Montreal Canadiens

Edmonton Oilers at Florida Panthers

Philadelphia Flyers at Carolina Hurricanes

Calgary Flames at Minnesota Wild

Vancouver Canucks at Phoenix Coyotes

Buffalo Sabres at San Jose Sharks

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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

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