ANAHEIM, Calif. - Teemu Selanne snapped out of his scoring slump with a goal and two assists last night and the Anaheim Ducks beat the Detroit Red Wings, 5-3, to even their playoff series.
The Ducks tied the Western Conference finals, 2-2, with the best-of-seven series shifting to Detroit for Game 5 on Sunday.
The Ducks built a 3-1 lead in the opening period, lost it in the second, then Ryan Getzlaf scored on a power play with 14 minutes, 36 seconds remaining to put them ahead to stay. Jean-Sebastien Giguere made that lead hold up, finishing with 36 saves.
Corey Perry, Ric Jackman and Selanne had first-period goals as the Ducks scored three times on their first eight shots against Dominik Hasek, who faced 22 shots.
Rob Niedermayer capped the scoring with an empty-net goal with 1:08 remaining.
Daniel Cleary had two goals and an assist against the Ducks, who won despite the absence of defenseman Chris Pronger, serving a one-game suspension for a blow to the head of Tomas Holmstrom in Game 3.
Pronger's 12 points lead Anaheim in the postseason, and he is a finalist for his second Norris Trophy.
Jackman helped fill in for Pronger and scored on his first shot of his initial appearance in a playoff game, making it 2-1 in the opening period.