Red Wings hand Ducks the kind of loss they might regret later

  • Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard (35) stops a Anaheim Ducks’ Corey Perry (10) shot as Trevor Daley (83) defends in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard (35) stops a Anaheim Ducks’ Corey Perry (10) shot as Trevor Daley (83) defends in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

  • Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard (35) stops a Anaheim Ducks center Adam Henrique (14) shot in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard (35) stops a Anaheim Ducks center Adam Henrique (14) shot in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

  • Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Kesler, left, screens Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard (35) as he stops a shot in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Kesler, left, screens Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard (35) as he stops a shot in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

  • Anaheim Ducks’ Ondrej Kase (25) loses the puck after tripping against the Detroit Red Wings in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Anaheim Ducks’ Ondrej Kase (25) loses the puck after tripping against the Detroit Red Wings in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

  • Anaheim Ducks’ J.T. Brown (71) carries the puck against Detroit Red Wings’ Darren Helm (43) and Frans Nielsen (51) in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Anaheim Ducks’ J.T. Brown (71) carries the puck against Detroit Red Wings’ Darren Helm (43) and Frans Nielsen (51) in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

  • Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard (35) stops a Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Kesler (17) shot in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard (35) stops a Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Kesler (17) shot in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

  • Anaheim Ducks right wing Ondrej Kase (25) and Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson (52) battle for position in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Anaheim Ducks right wing Ondrej Kase (25) and Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson (52) battle for position in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

  • Anaheim Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler (4) attacks against Detroit Red Wings right wing Luke Glendening (41) in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Anaheim Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler (4) attacks against Detroit Red Wings right wing Luke Glendening (41) in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

  • Detroit Red Wings center Dylan Larkin, right, celebrates his goal against the Anaheim Ducks with Trevor Daley (83) in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Detroit Red Wings center Dylan Larkin, right, celebrates his goal against the Anaheim Ducks with Trevor Daley (83) in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

  • Detroit Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser (65) trips Anaheim Ducks left wing Andrew Cogliano (7) in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Detroit Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser (65) trips Anaheim Ducks left wing Andrew Cogliano (7) in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

  • Detroit Red Wings defenseman Nick Jensen (3) collects the puck against the Anaheim Ducks in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Detroit Red Wings defenseman Nick Jensen (3) collects the puck against the Anaheim Ducks in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

  • Detroit Red Wings’ Frans Nielsen (51) celebrates his goal against the Anaheim Ducks with Mike Green in the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Detroit Red Wings’ Frans Nielsen (51) celebrates his goal against the Anaheim Ducks with Mike Green in the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

  • Anaheim Ducks goaltender John Gibson (36) stops a Detroit Red Wings right wing Anthony Mantha (39) shot in the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Anaheim Ducks goaltender John Gibson (36) stops a Detroit Red Wings right wing Anthony Mantha (39) shot in the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

  • The Ducks’ Brandon Montour, right, loses his edge chasing the puck alongside Red Wings center Henrik Zetterberg during the second period of Tuesday’s game in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    The Ducks’ Brandon Montour, right, loses his edge chasing the puck alongside Red Wings center Henrik Zetterberg during the second period of Tuesday’s game in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

  • Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard (35) blocks a Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Kesler (17) shot in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard (35) blocks a Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Kesler (17) shot in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

  • Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Kesler (17) tries to redirect a shot at Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard (35) in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Kesler (17) tries to redirect a shot at Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard (35) in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

  • Detroit Red Wings left wing Andreas Athanasiou (72) and Anaheim Ducks defenseman Kevin Bieksa (3) chase the puck in the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Detroit Red Wings left wing Andreas Athanasiou (72) and Anaheim Ducks defenseman Kevin Bieksa (3) chase the puck in the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

  • Anaheim Ducks defenseman Kevin Bieksa (3) pushes Detroit Red Wings center Henrik Zetterberg (40) in the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Anaheim Ducks defenseman Kevin Bieksa (3) pushes Detroit Red Wings center Henrik Zetterberg (40) in the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

  • Detroit Red Wings right wing Gustav Nyquist (14) protects the puck from Anaheim Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler (4) in the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Detroit Red Wings right wing Gustav Nyquist (14) protects the puck from Anaheim Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler (4) in the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

  • Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf (15) plays against the Detroit Red Wings in the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Anaheim Ducks center Ryan Getzlaf (15) plays against the Detroit Red Wings in the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

  • Anaheim Ducks right wing Corey Perry (10) plays against the Detroit Red Wings in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Anaheim Ducks right wing Corey Perry (10) plays against the Detroit Red Wings in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

  • Detroit Red Wings center Frans Nielsen (51) chases the puck against the Anaheim Ducks in the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Detroit Red Wings center Frans Nielsen (51) chases the puck against the Anaheim Ducks in the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

  • Detroit Red Wings defenseman Mike Green (25) and Henrik Zetterberg (40) talk against the Anaheim Ducks in the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Detroit Red Wings defenseman Mike Green (25) and Henrik Zetterberg (40) talk against the Anaheim Ducks in the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

  • Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall (55) pushes Anaheim Ducks center Chris Wagner (21) in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall (55) pushes Anaheim Ducks center Chris Wagner (21) in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

  • Detroit Red Wings players celebrate beating the Anaheim Ducks 2-1 after an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    Detroit Red Wings players celebrate beating the Anaheim Ducks 2-1 after an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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DETROIT — Jimmy Howard stopped 32 shots and the Detroit Red Wings got goals from Dylan Larkin and Frans Nielsen to take a 2-1 victory against the Ducks on Tuesday night.

The Ducks (27-20-11) dropped their second straight in starting a critical trip with an empty feeling, losing another game to a team that’s destined to miss the playoffs. At the rate they’re going, they could be sitting out as well.

Adam Henrique got the only goal for the Ducks with 3:54 remaining, but they were playing uphill when it came to the scoreboard. Howard made 16 of his saves in the first period and Larkin’s goal off a turnover by Bieksa gave Detroit a 1-0 lead.

Nielsen added to it in the second as he followed up on a rebound and put a shot past Ducks goalie John Gibson. Gibson wasn’t tested much, facing only 16 shots in the Ducks’ first game played at the Red Wings’ new Little Caesars Arena.

Much more coming on this story.

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