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Stanley Cup Final

Jessica Rose - A Tough Fight for the Ducks

Friday, 05.08.2009 / 4:48 PM / NHL Celeb Blogs

By Jessica Rose - Special to NHL.com

Blog 8 - Friday, May 8

First period thoughts...

It seems like the Ducks started off sluggish but started playing hard after Detroit tied it up. Detroit is not letting up at all tonight. They managed to take a 2-1 lead with 35 seconds left in the first period.

Second period thoughts...

Detroit leads 4-2. This game is stressing me out! We were playing well but now Detroit is just overpowering us. You can never underestimate the Red Wings and they are really showing us that tonight. We can still get back into this game! We just need to play much harder than we've been playing these first two periods. Come on Ducks!

Third period thoughts...

The Ducks pulled Jonas Hiller after Detroit increased their lead to 5-2. I’m not sure we were down by any fault of Hiller but I do miss seeing Jean-Sebastien Giguere in the crease. The Ducks picked up another goal, decreasing the Red Wings' lead to 5-3 with nine minutes remaining. It didn’t take the Red Wings long to respond with a goal on our empty net though and finished up with a final score of 6-3.

The Ducks made a good attempt to come back but it was Detroit’s night. Their team played hard and it paid off. Now the series is tied 2-2. It’s anyone’s game right now. Come on Ducks!

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Author: Jessica Rose | Special to NHL.com

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