Published February 15, 2013
DETROIT – Andrew Cogliano scored two of Anaheim's three goals in the third period Friday night, sending the surging Ducks to a 5-2 victory over the Detroit Red Wings.
Viktor Fasth made 26 saves to become the first goalie in seven years to win his first seven career starts. The 30-year-old Fasth is considered a first-year player and not a rookie by the NHL because he is older than 25.
Cogliano snapped a 2-all tie just 1:02 into the third and Bobby Ryan connected less than a minute later. Cogliano capped the outburst with his fourth of the season at 18:11.
Matt Beleskey and Corey Perry each had a goal and an assist for Anaheim, which won its third straight and seventh in eight games. Ryan Getzlaf added two assists.
Joakim Andersson got his first career goal and added an assist, and Tomas Tatar also scored for Detroit, which was without top-six forwards Pavel Datsyuk (upper body, day-to-day) and Johan Franzen (hip flexor) because of injuries. Jimmy Howard stopped 33 shots.
Cogliano and Ryan scored 48 seconds apart early in the third period.
Cogliano tipped in a pass from Saku Koivu, and Ryan fired in his own rebound for his fifth goal at 1:50. Both goals were the result of neutral-zone turnovers by the Red Wings.
Perry capitalized on a turnover in the Detroit zone by putting in his own rebound 7:32 into the second period to tie the score at 2. Red Wings defenseman Ian White fanned on a pass from behind his own net and the puck went to Beleskey, who made a cross-slot pass to Perry.
Tatar's power-play goal gave Detroit a 2-1 lead 6:32 into the middle period. He put in a rebound for his second goal, both in the last two games.
Andersson opened the scoring 3:01 into the second by beating Fasth from the bottom of the right circle. Beleskey tied it 26 seconds later with his second goal. He beat Howard with a snap shot from the slot.
The first period was scoreless as Anaheim outshot the Red Wings 14-6.
NOTES: Former Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom, who retired after last season, was back in Detroit for an autograph signing on Saturday. He and friend Tomas Holmstrom, who also retired after last season, visited their former teammates at the morning skate and attended the game. ... The Red Wings placed forward Todd Bertuzzi on injured reserve. He had missed the previous three games due to a sore back. . Detroit recalled center Gustav Nyquist from its AHL affiliate in Grand Rapids. ... Anaheim goalie Jonas Hiller, who has missed three games with a lower-body injury, could return Saturday in Nashville. ... It was Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau's 400th game as an NHL head coach.