Trevor Zegras leads Ducks past Red Wings 4-3 in SO

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Posted at 11:21 PM, Jan 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-09 23:21:18-05

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Rookie Trevor Zegras had a goal and an assist before scoring again in the shootout, leading the Ducks to a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night in a game that was rescheduled due to Anaheim’s COVID-19 problems.

Lukáš Dostál made 33 saves and won his NHL debut for Anaheim with two stops in the tiebreaker. Troy Terry got his 22nd goal and Max Comtois also scored for the Ducks, who won for just the second time in six games since the holiday break.

After Zegras scored in the second round of the shootout, Rickard Rakell finished it off with a goal. Rakell also had two assists in a matchup initially scheduled for Thursday.

Tyler Bertuzzi had a goal and an assist for the Red Wings, who have lost four of five since the holiday break. Filip Hronek and Vladislav Namestnikov also scored for Detroit, and Thomas Greiss stopped 24 shots.

Comtois scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period for Anaheim, but Namestnikov evened it for the Red Wings with his 10th goal less than six minutes later.

The Ducks have won two of three with a patchwork lineup over the past week. Anaheim got captain Ryan Getzlaf back in uniform after a COVID-19 absence, but the club still is without starting goalie John Gibson and defenseman Hampus Lindholm.

The 21-year-old Dostál, a third-round pick in 2018 from the Czech Republic, got the chance to come up from San Diego (AHL) for his debut with Gibson still unavailable and Anthony Stolarz resting after facing the Rangers on Saturday night.

Zegras opened the scoring early in the first period with the ninth goal of his breakout rookie season on a power play, firing home a one-timer off a pass from Cam Fowler, who played more than 35 minutes.

Hronek cleanly beat Dostál with a slap shot on a power play early in the second, and Bertuzzi put the Wings ahead late in the period on a wraparound pass from Marc Staal.

Lucas Raymond got the secondary assist, giving him 20 assists in 36 games — a Red Wings record for a teenager, surpassing Steve Yzerman’s 39 games needed to reach the mark.

Terry evened it three minutes later with a close-range shot past Greiss, extending his career high in goals and moving him into a tie with Auston Matthews for third in the NHL.

Comtois, the Ducks’ leading scorer last year, got the first goal of the new season when he tapped in a cross-crease pass from Zegras. Comtois hadn’t found the net in his first 17 games this season while sitting out a long stretch for right hand surgery and then a stint in the COVID-19 protocols late last month.

Namestnikov got credit for the tying goal when the puck ricocheted in off the leg of Anaheim defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk.


Red Wings: At San Jose on Tuesday night.

Ducks: Host Pittsburgh on Tuesday night.