The impact of Justin Abdelkader's hit
May, 5, 2013
By Craig Custance | ESPN.com
Kirk Irwin/Getty ImagesJustin Abdelkader's hit on Toni Lydman could have wide-ranging effects on the series.DETROIT -- The Anaheim Ducks' penalty kill was just starting to settle in after a slow start to the series against the Detroit Red Wings. Early on in Game 2, as the Red Wings' power play got chance after chance, the Ducks' PK was up to the challenge. Toni Lydman was a big part of that.
Before a hit from Justin Abdelkader knocked him out of the game, he had logged 3:17 of ice time on the PK, and it was perfect.