DETROIT (AP) - Nick Bonino scored for Anaheim on a second-period power play - 18 seconds after Detroit's Justin Abdelkader was ejected for a violent hit on Toni Lydman - and the Ducks went on to a 4-0 victory Saturday night to take a 2-1 series lead over the Red Wings in the Western Conference playoffs.
Abdelkader appeared to catch Lydman square in the side of the head with his left shoulder, and he was given a major penalty for charging and a game misconduct with 4:49 remaining in the second.
The Ducks immediately took advantage when Bonino backhanded a shot past goalie Jimmy Howard from point-blank range.
Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard, left, stops a shot by the Anaheim Ducks’ Teemu Selanne during the first period in Game 2 of their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series in Detroit on Saturday. (AP photo)
Ryan Getzlaf, Emerson Etem and Matt Beleskey scored in the third period for the Ducks. Jonas Hiller made 23 saves for Anaheim.
Lydman was playing the puck in the corner near his own net when Abdelkader sped over and flattened him with a high hit, sending the Detroit crowd into a brief frenzy before fans realized the Red Wings would be short-handed for a while.
Lydman was slow getting up and was eventually helped to the bench. He did not return.
Bonino scored almost immediately while Detroit gave up a goal early in the third during their own power play.