A one-goal, third-period deficit in proud, raucous Joe Louis Arena wasn't the place the Ducks wanted to be, not with a career record of five wins in 38 previous regular-season games inside the building.
"The history," said center Ryan Getzlaf, "is the history."
A determined Getzlaf rewrote the ending the Detroit Red Wings and their fans were expecting Saturday night, scoring with 24 seconds remaining in regulation for a 3-2 victory.
He battled for a loose puck, outworked defenseman Niklas Kronwall for it along the boards and then flipped it backhanded to the roof of the net.
Detroit Coach Mike Babcock heatedly wanted a hooking call on Getzlaf,...