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The overnight report: Red Wings-Ducks wrap-up—an ‘open-ended’ statement game

The Detroit Red Wings managed to salvage the very final game of their 5-game home-stand, and they did so in dramatic fashion, rallying from 2-0 and 3-1 deficits en route to a 6-4 victory over the Anaheim Ducks.

Detroit snapped an 0-3-and-1 skid thanks in part to Tomas Tatar's first hat trick (box score for curly fries here), but Steve Ott also sparked the team via a 1st period fight, Niklas Kronwall "Kronwalled" a Duck, Xavier Ouellet had a goal and an assist, Anthony Mantha and Thomas Vanek had 2 assiss apiece and the Wings managed to withstand the Ducks' pop-gun offense despite a less-than-perfect performance from a battling, pesistent Petr Mrazek.

For the Red Wings, a literal "good bounce" also helped deliver the victory, and the Anaheim Ducks absolutely lamented the fact that Tomas Tatar's 2nd goal, which helped power the Wings' rally from their 3-1 deficit, bounced off the back boards, off Jonathan Bernier's skate, then elbow, and into the net, as noted by the Orange County Register's Eric Stephens:

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Quick Recap- Wings/Ducks

George is attending a family Christmas event so here I am.

This will be short, spent half the game posting the goals, all of them, which are below.

6-4 was the final in Detroit's favor but it sure didn't look good with Detroit going down 3-1 early but the Wings didn't cave and found their offense again.

Discuss...

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Afternoon news: Ducks on the Joe; a Game-Day Preview video; company lines & a Tyler Bertuzzi update

Of Red Wings and Ducks-related note this afternoon:

1. This note is sitting on ESPN's NHL front page right now:

The Red Wings, who play host to the Ducks on Saturday night, have scored one or zero goals in each of their last four games. No NHL team has had a longer streak in the last two seasons. The Red Wings haven't scored fewer than two goals in each of five consecutive games since a seven-game stretch of such games in March 1977 (source: Elias Sports Bureau).

2. On the Ducks' side of the ice, AnaheimDucks.com's Kyle Shohara asked the Ducks to weigh in with their memories of Joe Louis Arena...

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Red Wings-Ducks game-day articles: Wings preach optimism, team defense, early-game focus

The Red Wings struck an optimistic tone as the team held an optional morning skate ahead of tonight's game against the Anaheim Ducks (7 PM EST on FSD/FS West 2/97.1  FM). At pesent, it appears that Petr Mrazek will oppose Jonathan Bernier in the Ducks' net, and after the Wings' morning skate, Thomas Vanek and Danny DeKeyser spoke optimistically with the Free Press's George Sipple:

“I don’t think we’re that far off, as crazy as that sounds,” forward Thomas Vanek said after an optional practice this morning at Joe Louis Arena. “I say the last two or three (games) haven’t been very good. Sometimes all it takes is one win, doesn’t matter how ugly or how good it is. One win to kind of relax and get on a roll from there.”

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Red Wings-Ducks morning skate Tweets and articles: Vanek good to go, Wings optimistic

The Detroit Red Wings hope to earn a home-ice win when they host the Anaheim Ducks this evening (7 PM EST on FSD/FS West 2/97.1 FM).

Ahead of the Wings and Ducks' morning skates, MLive's Ansar Khan penned a game preview...

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Chris Chelios (mostly) discusses Team USA in a Puck Daddy Q and A

Red Wings assistant coach Chris Chelios engaged in a wide-ranging Q and A with Puck Daddy's Josh Cooper, mostly discussing Team USA's World Cup failures, and among Chelios's answers:

Have you talked to USA Hockey about coaching them at some point?

Absolutely, absolutely, yeah.

I’ve coached the Deutschland Cup. I’ve coached the World Juniors. Had they asked me to be involved in the World Cup, I would have but I don’t think I would have gotten along too well with Tortorella. I mean, if they wanted me to be a part of it – I’m sure he picked his coaching staff – then they would have asked me. But they didn’t. In a way I was kind of disappointed I wasn’t involved in the World Cup at some capacity. I was in the Olympics in Vancouver with them as part of the management staff. You look at all the other European teams and Canada and they have a lot of ex-players involved with their teams from the NHL and I didn’t see that with the US and I’m still wondering why more of our players aren’t involved. I guess Phil Housley – a very great NHL player was involved in the World Cup this year. But again, I’d never turn it down. I’ve always looked forward to it and they know if I’m available I’m ready to coach the team. It’s a great honor.

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The overnight report: Red Wings-Ducks set-up

The Detroit Red Wings will attempt to salvage a solitary win from their 0-3-and-1 home stand tonight against the Anaheim Ducks (7:30 PM EST ON FSD/FS West 2/97.1 FM), and the Wings have a stiff task on their hands as they kick off a set of 3 games in 4 nights.

The 16-10-and-5 Ducks have won 4 of their past 5 games and 6 of 8 in December, with their most recent victory coming in the form of a 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday, and it sounds like the Ducks are going to gear up for their "Farewell to the Joe," as they told the Los Angeles Times' Curtis Zupke...

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Prospect news: Walleye defeat Utah; Givani Smith scores a goal

Of prospect-related note: In the ECHL, the Toledo Walleye started a back-to-back series with the Utah Grizzlies on a high note, winning 2-1 over Utah on goals from Scott Czarnowczan and Dane Walters and a 28-save performance from Cal Heeter.

The Walleye's website posted a recap:

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‘Two Things’: On the ‘Road to the Outdoor Classics’ and Wings working for the Salvation Army

Of Red Wings-related note tonight:

1. You can stream EPIX' "Road to the Outdoor Classics" on NHL.com, and one of its highlights involves Dylan Larkin and Luke Glendening decorating their house for Christmas:

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Cox weighs in on the Wings’ ‘rebuild on the fly’

The Toronto Star's Damien Cox is the latest scribe to weigh in on the Red Wings' "rebuild on the fly," suggesting that the Wings need to react smartly if they don't plan on tanking:

Read. React. Draft and develop, and hope.

That’s the plan.

For starters, read and react to what the current team, and more important, the current group of young players is capable of achieving. That group would include goalie Petr Mrazek, forwards Dylan Larkin, Tomas Tatar, Gustav Nyquist and Riley Sheahan, and defencemen Dan Dekeyser, Xavier Ouellet and Ryan Sproul, with the likes of Anthony Mantha, Andreas Athanasiou, Tyler Bertuzzi, Evgeny Svechnikov and Dennis Cholowski set to become more important players in the near future.

If that group isn’t good enough to make the Wings a contender again — and right now evidence suggests that may be the case — it will be proven out in the standings over the next two to three years.

If that group flops, something more drastic will be required.

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