Todd Bertuzzi scored his second goal of the game at 1:06 of overtime, sending the Ducks to another loss at Joe Louis Arena.
Rather than a game Detroit squad, the loss was more a result of the Ducks shooting themselves in the foot with 10 minor penalties, resulting in 10 Detroit power plays and a pair of man-advantage goals.
The Ducks managed to lose the 2-0 lead they took into the third period on goals by linemates Saku Koivu and Dan Sexton. Jean-Sebastien Giguere stopped 28 of 31 in goal.
Joffrey Lupul missed the game with numbness in his leg. He was replaced at left wing by Matt Beleskey on the top line with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry.
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