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Ducks vs Red Wings

Lydman not on ice at Ducks' optional practice

Tuesday, 05.07.2013 / 7:15 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  / Ducks-Red Wings series blog

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Lydman not on ice at Ducks' optional practice

The Anaheim Ducks held an optional practice Tuesday after arriving home from Detroit.

The Ducks lost to the Detroit Red Wings, 3-2 in overtime, Monday night at Joe Louis Arena.

The best-of-7 Western Conference Quarterfinal series is tied 2-2. Game 5 is Wednesday at Honda Center (10 p.m. ET, NBCSN, RDS, TSN).

"One goal the other way and everyone is happy today,” Ducks captain Ryan Getzlaf said Tuesday, according to the team's website. “It’s the way it goes. It’s playoff hockey and it’s fun. We just need to be ready for the next one whether we win or lose.”

The sides have alternated wins, with each of Detroit's victories coming in overtime.

“We’re far from frustrated right now,” Getzlaf said. “This is playoff hockey. This is the best time of the year. We’re in a best-of-3 series now. We always knew along the way that it was going to be a long series and we’re playing a good hockey team over there. We’re just getting ready for tomorrow.”

Ducks defenseman Toni Lydman, who was injured in Game 3 by a hit from Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader, was not on the ice Tuesday, the Ducks said on their website.

Abdelkader was suspended for two games and will miss the second Wednesday.

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I downplayed the first one because I thought it's just a hockey game. We just want to win the game; it's against our rival and we want the two points. I downplayed it, but now having gone through the first one I look back and say, 'Geez, that was really cool.' I think as I've grown a bit older I've got a lot more appreciation for what we're allowed to do every day.

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