Anaheim at Detroit

Red Wings edge slumping Ducks on Yzerman's jersey retirement

CBS wire reports

DETROIT -- Steve Yzerman's jersey was hoisted to the rafters and the Detroit Red Wings pulled into a first-place tie with Nashville in the Central Division.

It was a good night in Hockeytown.

Henrik Zetterberg scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period and Detroit held on for a 2-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday night after Yzerman's No. 19 jersey was retired.

"It certainly helped the festivities that we were able to get out of here with a win," Red Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom said. "We started off sluggish because we were sitting around for more than an hour, but then we played well.

"I'm sure Steve was proud."

After a ceremony that lasted nearly 1 1/2 hours, Tomas Holmstrom kept the sold-out crowd happy with a power-play goal one minute into the second period. Ryan Getzlaf made it 1-all a couple of minutes later while the Ducks had a two-man advantage.

Anaheim's Ilja Bryzgalov made 28 saves, filling in for Jean-Sebastien Giguere, who has not played since injuring his groin last week. The Ducks have lost three straight.

"I didn't think we really played a complete 60 minutes," Ducks coach Randy Carlyle. "We had a lapse in the second period that cost us."

Dominik Hasek made 21 saves for the Red Wings, who have won four in a row and are 14-3-3 at home.

"We are hot in our building, but you want to go on the road and win some games, also," Hasek said. "We've been stepping up the last month and we want to continue to do that on the road."

Yzerman retired last summer at age 41 after 22 seasons -- all in Detroit -- and stayed with the organization as a vice president.

He led the Red Wings to Stanley Cup championships in 1997, 1998 and 2002. His career ended with 1,755 regular-season points, a total that led all active players last season and trails just five in NHL history.

His jersey became the sixth retired by the storied franchise and was put in the rafters alongside Gordie Howe's No. 9, Ted Lindsay's No. 7, Terry Sawchuck's No. 1, Alex Delvecchio's No. 10 and Sid Abel's No. 12.

Anaheim's Teemu Selanne couldn't resist watching some of the ceremony.

"You're not supposed to, but I did, especially when he came out with his family," Selanne said. "I kind of timed it that way.

"It was always great to play against him and watch him because he was a special player and a classy guy. One of my heroes and a great story. Hockey needs more guys like him."

The Red Wings wore a patch on their shoulders to commemorate the ceremony, then played just well enough to earn a victory.

"I don't think it was a highlight game, but we were able to find a way to win," coach Mike Babcock said.

Holmstrom scored the first goal by deflecting Mathieu Schneider's slap shot off a cross-ice pass from Jason Williams.

The Ducks had a pair of two-man advantages in the second period and took advantage of one of them with Getzlaf's 16th goal this season.

Zetterberg's 16th put the Red Wings ahead again after Mikael Samuelsson got to a loose puck and passed it to Holmstrom, who made a centering pass to Zetterberg.


  • Detroit C Pavel Datsyuk (groin) was scratched and said he might miss another game.
  • Red Wings D Chris Chelios (shin) was also scratched and will not join the team Wednesday when it travels to help matters at his bar in Detroit, where two employees were killed Tuesday morning.
  • There was a moment of silence before the game to honor President Gerald Ford, who was raised in Grand Rapids and attended Michigan.
  • NHL commissioner Gary Bettman was at the game but did not speak to the crowd during the pregame ceremony.
  • Scott Niedermayer and Andy McDonald had assists on Getzlaf's goal.
Copyright 2017 by STATS LLC and The Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and The Associated Press is strictly prohibited.
Steve Yzerman's jersey is the sixth retired by the Red Wings. No. 19 spent his entire career in Detroit. (AP)
Steve Yzerman's jersey is the sixth retired by the Red Wings. No. 19 spent his entire career in Detroit. (AP)
Related Links
Anaheim (28-8-6)0101
Detroit  (25-9-5) «0202
Three Stars
H. Zetterberg

Goals: 1
Assist(s): 1
M. Schneider

Goals: 1
Assist(s): 0
R. Getzlaf

Goals: 1
Assist(s): 0

Related Video

June 24, 2017
Post-draft NHL power rankings (1:12)
Scoring Summary
01:00Power Play - Mathieu Schneider (2), Tip-In - Assists: Jason Williams, Henrik Zetterberg
03:24Power Play - Ryan Getzlaf (3), Slap Shot - Assists: Andy McDonald, Scott Niedermayer
16:51Henrik Zetterberg (2), Snap Shot - Assists: Tomas Holmstrom, Mikael Samuelsson
Penalty Summary
03:55Selanne: Interference - 2 min.
00:55O'Brien: Holding the stick - 2 min.
02:00Lang: Tripping - 2 min.
02:27Markov: Hooking - 2 min.
07:07Schneider: Holding - 2 min.
08:31Kronwall: Hooking - 2 min.
09:40Penner: Holding - 2 min.
12:26Getzlaf: High sticking - 2 min.
00:31Selanne: Holding - 2 min.
19:51Markov: Hooking - 2 min.
Ilya Bryzgalov58:28282
Dominik Hasek60:00211
Game Information
Attendance - 20066
Referees - Mike Hasenfratz, Dave Jackson
Linesmen - Mike Cvik, Ryan Galloway
Other Games
TB 2 Final
Mon 5
NYR 3 Final
NJ 2
Car 0 Final
Pitt 3
Phi 3 Final
Chi 4 Final
StL 1
Atl 1 Final
Min 5
Fla 1 Final
Edm 4
Van 3 Final
Cal 2