ANAHEIM, Cal. (Michigan News Source) – In a late game on the West Coast, the Anaheim Ducks scored two goals in less than five minutes to come from behind to win in overtime, 3-2. Detroit is now 7-5-4 and in fifth place in the Eastern Conference losing their last four games.
Detroit had a 2-1 lead headed into the final minute of play when John Klingberg had a shot through the traffic at the 19:13 mark to tie the game and send it to overtime. Just over four minutes into overtime, Ryan Strome grabbed a Detroit pass as they were clearing the goal and zipped it in for the game winning goal.
Head coach Derek Lalonde syas, “We had a really good start to our season and we’ve been competitive in this league because we take risk out of our game. Unfortunately, a couple times throughout that third and especially in overtime, we got away from that.”
Jonatan Berggren scored his first NHL Goal on a power play to start the scoring for the Red Wings. In the first period, at 7:12, a crazy shot off of Anaheim’s Colton White’s head fell into the crease, Berggren took a quick swipe at it and landed the first goal. It happened when Lucas Raymond passed over to Filip Hronek who took the shot that went off of White’s head. Berggren’s quick reaction put Detroit up, 1-0. At 17:47 in the first period, Anaheim tied up the game when Mason McTavish had a rebound shot on a power play.
“It was fun to score my first NHL goal. It was an unreal feeling when I saw the puck go in,” says Rasmussen.
Detroit took the 2-1 lead just before the second period ended at 19:25. Michael Rasmussen spun and took a shot that went past the goalie for the one-goal advantage. The Red Wings had the advantatge for most of the third period until Anaheim tied up in the final minute. The Ducks then only took about four minutes for the win in overtime.
The Red Wings will play next on Thursday night against San Jose Sharks at the SAP Center in their third game of a four-game road trip.