Getzlaf then evened it with 31 seconds left in the period, following Matt Beleskey into the slot for a quick shot past Howard for his third goal of the series. The Ducks’ talented playmaker had an outstanding bounce-back season after a rough 2011-12, leading Anaheim with 49 points in 44 games while getting an eight-year contract extension.
NOTES: Detroit LW Justin Abdelkader completed his two-game suspension for a dangerous hit in Game 3 on Anaheim D Toni Lydman, who also missed his second straight game. ... Zetterberg and Anaheim’s Corey Perry still don’t have a goal in the series. Zetterberg hasn’t scored in seven straight playoff games, the longest skid of his career. ... Anaheim nearly went ahead with 11:55 left in the third period, but the officials blew the play dead as Palmieri slid into Howard’s net behind the puck. ... NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman attended the game, talking up the Ducks’ outdoor game against the Los Angeles Kings at Dodger Stadium on Jan. 25.