DETROIT (Ticker) -- Sergei Fedorov hopes for a better night in
his second visit to Joe Louis Arena on Saturday night as the
Mighty Ducks of Anaheim visit the Detroit Red Wings.
Fedorov had spent his entire career with the Red Wings,
recording 400 goals and 554 assists in 908 games, before signing
a five-year contract with Anahemim on July 19. He won three
Stanley Cups with Detroit and captured the Hart Trophy in 1994.
His first visit to Detroit was December 3 when the Ducks
suffered a 7-2 loss which snapped their streak of 11 games with
at least point. Fedorov logged over 18 1/2 minutes, was booed
every time he touched the puck and loudly jeered when he scored
Anaheim's first goal.
Fedorov has 13 goals and 13 assists in 38 games this season. He
has a minus-10 rating and registered a team-leading six shots on
goal in Friday's 5-2 loss at Buffalo.
In Detroit's last meeting with the Ducks, Pavel Datsyuk scored
two goals and set up tallies by Brett Hull and Kirk Maltby. That
win was part of a 10-game home unbeaten streak (9-0-1), which
was extended with Wednesday's 6-5 victory over Atlanta.
Detroit followed up Wednesday's win with Friday's 4-1 win at
Carolina. Kris Draper scored twice after Datsyuk and captain
Steve Yzerman struck 66 seconds apart midway through the first
Anaheim won twice at Detroit in sweeping the Red Wings in the
Western Conference quarterfinals last season. The Ducks are
just 1-8-0-2 in their last 11 regular-season games at Joe Louis