Postgame notes.

The Ducks and Red Wings will compete in Game 7 of the Western Conference semifinals on Thursday at 4 p.m., televised locally on FSN Prime Ticket.

With tonight’s win, the Ducks improved their record to 8-5 in elimination games. All-time, the club ranks second in the NHL in win percentage in elimination contests. Below are the top four:

Team Record Win %

Minnesota 7-3 .700

Anaheim 8-5 .615

NY Islanders 26-17 .605

Colorado 19-18 .514

Thursday’s contest will mark the Ducks’ fourth Game 7 contest in franchise history. The club has an all-time record of 2-1 in Game 7 (beat Calgary in 2006 and Phoenix in 1997; lost to New Jersey in 2003).

Anaheim now has an all-time postseason record of 7-1 in the sixth game of a series, including a perfect 6-0 at Honda Center/Arrowhead Pond. The Ducks’ all-time postseason record at home climbs to 31-16.

With a goal and an assist tonight, Ryan Getzlaf recorded his seventh multiple-point game of the postseason. He has recorded points in nine of the last 10 contests (three goals, 13 assists, 16 points). His 18 total points (four goals, 14 assists) are tied for second in the NHL (with Sidney Crosby) behind only Alexander Ovechkin. Getzlaf continues to lead the league in assists.

Jonas Hiller stopped 38-of-39 shots for his seventh career postseason win. In 12 career postseason games (all in 2009), he has stopped 458-of-484 shots for a .946 save percentage and 2.09 goals-against average (26 GA/747 minutes).

Corey Perry recorded his fourth multiple-point game of the postseason with a goal and an assist this evening. He has collected five points (three goals, two assists) in the last three games and 12 points (seven goals, five assists) in the last nine.

With tonight’s assist, Scott Niedermayer has collected four points (two goals, two assists) in the last five games and seven points (two goals, five assists) in the last eight. He now ranks tied for second in scoring among defensemen for the postseason (three goals, six assists, nine points).

Game 6 injury report

Brian Rafalski practiced with his Red Wings teammates for the first time since being sidelined with a “lower-body injury” today. The defenseman said he skated for 25 minutes Sunday, and will be a game-time decision today. “Anything is possible. We’ll see what happens.” Rafalski would not disclose the precise nature of the injury. Kris Draper and Tomas Kopecky are out.

For the Ducks, everyone was at practice Monday save Ryan Carter. The forward “had an appointment,” according to Randy Carlyle, but that was as much as Carlyle was willing to say.

We’re guessing he was at the DMV.

AP: Kopecky may need surgery.


Detroit Red Wingsgeneral manager Ken Holland says forwardTomas Kopeckymight need surgery after fighting in the Western Conference semifinals.

Holland said on Saturday that initial indications on Kopecky’s condition were “not good” and “it appears he’ll need surgery” but the team is waiting for a final report.

Kopecky sustained facial injuries during a fight with Anaheim defensemanFrancois Beaucheminin the third period of Detroit’s 6-3, series-evening victory in Game 4.

Red Wings 4, Ducks 1.

When you have as few scoring chances as the Ducks had Sunday, their close chances that didn’t go in hurt as much as their 3-games-to-2 deficit in the series.

Ultimately, the Ducks weren’t passing and shooting crisply enough to give up 39 shots and take only 16 of their own. They were still on their heels in the second period, 39 seconds after Johan Franzen scored to make it 1-0, when the Red Wings stole a puck in the neutral zone, starting a rush that Jiri Hudler finished with another goal. That was all Detroit would need.

Ryan Whitney got his first goal of the playoffs, a one-timer from the left faceoff circle, at 15:37 of the middle period to make it 2-1. Erik Christensen had a golden opportunity to make it 2-2 a minute later, but Chris Osgood stuck his glove out and Christensen couldn’t lift it up and in to a wide-open net.

Christensen, seeing his first action of the series, had another opportunity denied later in the third period, and Darren Helm answered on the other end with his first goal of the playoffs to make it 3-1 with 3:08 left. Henrik Zetterberg scored an empty-netter to provide the final score for the second straight game.

Game summary here; event summary here; Game 6 is Tuesday night in Anaheim.

Game 6 start time announced.

Tuesday’s Game 6 will be played at 7:00 p.m. PDT and can be seen locally on FSN Prime Ticket (available in HD). The contest can also be heard on KTLK AM 1150. A potential Game 7 start time remains TBD (Thursday, May 14).

The remaining schedule:

Game Date Venue Time (Pacific) Local TV RADIO
5 Sunday, May 10 Joe Louis Arena 2:00 p.m. FS WEST HD AM 1150 (KTLK)
6 Tuesday, May 12 Honda Center 7:00 p.m. PRIME TICKET HD AM 1150 (KTLK)
7* Thursday, May 14 Joe Louis Arena TBD PRIME TICKET HD AM 830 (KLAA)

*If necessary