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May 5, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman
DETROIT - As expected, the Detroit Red Wings' Justin Abdelkader will have a hearing with the league later Sunday, according to the NHL's department of player safety. The hearing, scheduled for 4 p.m. EST, comes after Abdelkader's hit on Ducks defenseman Toni Lydman late in the second period of Game 3 on Saturday. Abdelkader received a five-minute major penalty for charging and an automatic game misconduct at 15:11. A woozy Lydman left the game and did not return. Anaheim scored 18 seconds into the ensuing power play in what had been a scoreless game and then used the momentum of captain Ryan Getzlaf's shorthanded goal in the third period to seize a 4-0 victory over the Red Wings in Game 3. The Ducks lead the series, two games to one. Abdelkader is facing the possibility of a multigame suspension, and if the hit was a game-changer on Saturday, it could greatly change the outlook of the series.
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May 13, 2013 | Lisa Dillman
First, the Red Wings made Corey Perry almost disappear, turning the Ducks forward and former league MVP into a virtual nonfactor for seven games as he failed to score even once. For its next act, Detroit made Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf almost vanish in the final two games of the series, limiting him to one assist and making him look oddly mortal in the faceoff circle. There are plenty of reasons -- big and small -- why the Red Wings beat the Ducks in the Western Conference quarterfinals, finishing them off with a 3-2 victory in Game 7 Sunday night at Honda Center.
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May 6, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman, Los Angeles Times
DETROIT — The last thing Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau said before leaving the podium a few hours before Game 3 was something of a cross between cautionary and prescient. "You hope it doesn't become a special-teams game because usually that ends up in controversy somehow," he said. Oh well. Just how did that turn out for the Ducks and Red Wings? Anaheim is expected to be without veteran defenseman Toni Lydman for Game 4 Monday night, and the Ducks will be facing an altered Detroit lineup at a crucial time.
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May 6, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman, Los Angeles Times
DETROIT — The last thing Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau said before leaving the podium a few hours before Game 3 was something of a cross between cautionary and prescient. "You hope it doesn't become a special-teams game because usually that ends up in controversy somehow," he said. Oh well. Just how did that turn out for the Ducks and Red Wings? Anaheim is expected to be without veteran defenseman Toni Lydman for Game 4 Monday night, and the Ducks will be facing an altered Detroit lineup at a crucial time.
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May 13, 2013 | Lisa Dillman
First, the Red Wings made Corey Perry almost disappear, turning the Ducks forward and former league MVP into a virtual nonfactor for seven games as he failed to score even once. For its next act, Detroit made Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf almost vanish in the final two games of the series, limiting him to one assist and making him look oddly mortal in the faceoff circle. There are plenty of reasons -- big and small -- why the Red Wings beat the Ducks in the Western Conference quarterfinals, finishing them off with a 3-2 victory in Game 7 Sunday night at Honda Center.
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May 6, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman, Los Angeles Times
DETROIT - The poke check, while slow-developing, might have pulled Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller out of trouble after Detroit's Gustav Nyquist split the defense and attacked with a burst of speed. But everything seemed to turn sideways. The puck went off the knee of Ducks defenseman Bryan Allen. Hiller alertly kicked out his left leg and made the save. But three saves? That was asking too much. BOX SCORE: Detroit 3, Ducks 2 The Ducks failed to pick up the trailing forward, Damien Brunner, a natural goal scorer who certainly wasn't going to miss an easy tap-in.
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May 6, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman
DETROIT - Suspended forward Justin Abdelkader will be out of Detroit's lineup for the next two games, but the Ducks could be missing injured defenseman Toni Lydman for an even longer period of time. Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau said as much after Monday's morning skate here. Game 4 is Monday night and the Ducks lead the playoff series, two games to one. “He plays a hard game," Boudreau said of Abdelkader. "But he made a mistake and he's paying for it. ... We're probably going to be without our guy for much longer than two games.” Lydman, who continues to suffer from headaches and a sore neck, was at Joe Louis Arena but declined to meet with reporters.
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March 22, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times
All that has defined the Ducks' season wasn't happening Friday night. The home dominance. The knack for comebacks. The impenetrable goaltending. The Detroit Red Wings, riding a hat trick by left wing Justin Abdelkader that matched his previous season goal total, ended the Ducks' franchise-record 13-game winning streak at Honda Center with a 5-1 victory. Caught in a flat-footed performance that was ripe with the feeling they let down after beating Western Conference leader Chicago only two nights earlier, the Ducks (22-4-4)
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May 4, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman
DETROIT - Controversy was bound to appear at some stage of this tightly contested playoff series, and it showed up at Joe Louis Arena late in the second period in Game 3. It came in the form of a crushing hit by Detroit forward Justin Abdelkader on Ducks defenseman Toni Lydman, driving a woozy Lydman from the game and leading to Abdelkader's ejection. Talk about the definition of a game changer. BOX SCORE: Ducks 4, Detroit 0 The Ducks' Nick Bonino scored 18 seconds into the five-minute major penalty for charging assessed to Abdelkader, breaking open a scoreless game, and Anaheim did not look back, beating Detroit, 4-0, on Saturday night.
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October 16, 2009 | Associated Press
Nicklas Lidstrom became the first European defenseman and eighth overall to reach 1,000 points, assisting on two goals in the Detroit Red Wings' 5-2 victory over the Kings on Thursday night. The Swedish star has 229 goals and 771 assists in 1,336 career games. Jonathan Ericsson and Henrik Zetterberg each had a goal and an assist, Tomas Holmstrom, Kirk Maltby and Brian Rafalski also scored, and Chris Osgood made 24 saves for the Red Wings. Dustin Brown and Justin Williams scored for the Kings, and Jonathan Quick stopped 27 shots.
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May 6, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman, Los Angeles Times
DETROIT - The poke check, while slow-developing, might have pulled Ducks goalie Jonas Hiller out of trouble after Detroit's Gustav Nyquist split the defense and attacked with a burst of speed. But everything seemed to turn sideways. The puck went off the knee of Ducks defenseman Bryan Allen. Hiller alertly kicked out his left leg and made the save. But three saves? That was asking too much. BOX SCORE: Detroit 3, Ducks 2 The Ducks failed to pick up the trailing forward, Damien Brunner, a natural goal scorer who certainly wasn't going to miss an easy tap-in.
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May 6, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman
DETROIT - Suspended forward Justin Abdelkader will be out of Detroit's lineup for the next two games, but the Ducks could be missing injured defenseman Toni Lydman for an even longer period of time. Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau said as much after Monday's morning skate here. Game 4 is Monday night and the Ducks lead the playoff series, two games to one. “He plays a hard game," Boudreau said of Abdelkader. "But he made a mistake and he's paying for it. ... We're probably going to be without our guy for much longer than two games.” Lydman, who continues to suffer from headaches and a sore neck, was at Joe Louis Arena but declined to meet with reporters.
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May 5, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman
DETROIT - As expected, the Detroit Red Wings' Justin Abdelkader will have a hearing with the league later Sunday, according to the NHL's department of player safety. The hearing, scheduled for 4 p.m. EST, comes after Abdelkader's hit on Ducks defenseman Toni Lydman late in the second period of Game 3 on Saturday. Abdelkader received a five-minute major penalty for charging and an automatic game misconduct at 15:11. A woozy Lydman left the game and did not return. Anaheim scored 18 seconds into the ensuing power play in what had been a scoreless game and then used the momentum of captain Ryan Getzlaf's shorthanded goal in the third period to seize a 4-0 victory over the Red Wings in Game 3. The Ducks lead the series, two games to one. Abdelkader is facing the possibility of a multigame suspension, and if the hit was a game-changer on Saturday, it could greatly change the outlook of the series.
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May 4, 2013 | By Lisa Dillman
DETROIT - Controversy was bound to appear at some stage of this tightly contested playoff series, and it showed up at Joe Louis Arena late in the second period in Game 3. It came in the form of a crushing hit by Detroit forward Justin Abdelkader on Ducks defenseman Toni Lydman, driving a woozy Lydman from the game and leading to Abdelkader's ejection. Talk about the definition of a game changer. BOX SCORE: Ducks 4, Detroit 0 The Ducks' Nick Bonino scored 18 seconds into the five-minute major penalty for charging assessed to Abdelkader, breaking open a scoreless game, and Anaheim did not look back, beating Detroit, 4-0, on Saturday night.
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March 22, 2013 | By Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times
All that has defined the Ducks' season wasn't happening Friday night. The home dominance. The knack for comebacks. The impenetrable goaltending. The Detroit Red Wings, riding a hat trick by left wing Justin Abdelkader that matched his previous season goal total, ended the Ducks' franchise-record 13-game winning streak at Honda Center with a 5-1 victory. Caught in a flat-footed performance that was ripe with the feeling they let down after beating Western Conference leader Chicago only two nights earlier, the Ducks (22-4-4)
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May 5, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Phillies slugger Ryan Howard belts home run for blind child. It makes a great headline and a better story. There is always some skepticism when you hear about a major leaguer hitting a home run at the request of a fan, but one of the feel-good stories of the weekend came from such a moment. Howard met a 7-year-old boy only identified as A.J. from Center Valley, Pa., on Friday night before the Phillies hosted the Miami Marlins. The story goes that A.J. asked Howard to hit a homer for him. The big first baseman did just that in the second inning when he smacked his fifth home run of the season.
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May 2, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Join Times Kings writer Lisa Dillman and hockey Hall of Famer Lisa Dillman at 1 p.m. today for a live discussion of the Kings and the Ducks. The Kings are down 1-0 in their first-round playoff series with St. Louis. As Elliott wrote Wednesday , "Speaking after an optional practice Wednesday, the morning after the team's 2-1 overtime loss at St. Louis, Coach Darryl Sutter was clear about who must step up. Asked how the Kings can counter the Blues' energetic fourth line of Chris Porter, Ryan Reaves and Adam Cracknell, Sutter was blunt: "Some of the boys that play on our fourth line have to play like big boys.
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