Wings take Game 1
Red Wings 2, Ducks 1
Detroit leads series 1-0
So when Detroit grabbed the series opener 2-1 Friday night with two power-play goals before a less-than-capacity crowd of 19,939 at the Joe Louis Arena, the first three periods set the tone for what kind of a conference final this will be.
There will be few style points awarded, good goaltending, tight checking, lots of physicality and intensity and no shortage of drama because the lack of scoring will keep the outcome in doubt until the end.