Wings Drop 3rd Straight

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) -- Mathieu Schneider had a goal and an assist to lift the Anaheim Ducks to a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday.
Ryan Carter and Kent Huskins also scored for defending Stanley Cup champion Anaheim, which won its fourth straight. Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 27 saves.
Pavel Datsyuk and Johan Franzen got the goals for NHL-leading Detroit, which lost its third straight. Chris Osgood stopped 16 shots.
Anaheim scored twice in the second period to take a 3-1 lead.
Schneider, who played with Detroit for four seasons before signing with Anaheim as a free agent last summer, gave the Ducks a 2-1 lead 8:28 into the second period when his slap shot from the point beat Osgood after changing directions. It was Schneider's eighth goal.
Huskins gave Anaheim a two-goal lead with 4:42 left in the second period when the puck bounced in off Osgood after he made the original save. Huskins got past Franzen and Brett Lebda and swept in off the left wing for his third goal.
Franzen's power-play goal 6:07 into the third period made it 3-2. He got his 11th goal on a backhand under the crossbar from just in front of the net after making a move.
Datsyuk opened the scoring when he tipped in Nicklas Lidstrom's shot with 5:44 left in the first period for his 19th goal.
Carter's third goal tied it with 2:11 remaining in the opening period. He beat Osgood with a one-timer from along the goal line.


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