Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Teemu Selanne scored the game-winner early in the third period, as the Anaheim Ducks downed the Detroit Red Wings, 3-1, on Tuesday in Game 1 of their Western Conference quarterfinal series from Honda Center.
Nick Bonino potted a power-play goal in the first and Francois Beauchemin added an empty-netter to seal the victory for the Pacific Division champion Ducks, who received 21 saves from Jonas Hiller.
Daniel Cleary registered the lone Detroit goal, while Jimmy Howard allowed two goals on 26 shots for the Red Wings, who won their final four regular-season games to clinch their 22nd consecutive playoff berth.
Game 2 of this best-of-seven series is slated for Thursday in Anaheim.
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