Canucks Rebound for OT Win over Red Wings

Daniel Sedin scored with 2:25 remaining in regulation and Sami Salo added a power play goal at 2:33 of overtime, leading the Vancouver Canucks to a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over the visiting Detroit Red Wings.

Curtis Sanford, starting in the Vancouver crease in place of the injured Roberto Luongo, stopped 32 of the 34 shots he faced.

Salo fired a one-timer from the left faceoff circle past Detroit netminder Chris Osgood to give the Canucks the win while Johan Franzen was in the penalty box for interference.

Sedin’s goal came just 1:10 after the Red Wings had taken a 2-1 lead. He deflected a shot by Salo out of mid-air and off the ice, bouncing it past Osgood.

Pavel Datsyuk had scored a power play goal with 3:35 remaining, snapping a shot from the right circle past Sanford on a Red Wings power play.

Mikael Samuelsson scored the game’s opening goal 9:22 into the first period. Andreas Lilja fed Samuelsson to spring him into the Vancouver zone where he lifted a backhander over Sanford’s shoulder.

Taylor Pyatt scored Vancouver’s first goal at 2:27 of the second period, stripping the puck from Jiri Hudler in the Red Wings’ zone and beating Osgood from the slot.

Osgood made 21 saves on 24 shots.

Both teams went one-for-three on the power play.

The loss ends the Red Wings’ Western Canada road trip, on which they earned five of a possible six points. They now return to Joe Louis Arena to face the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night.

Author: Clark Rasmussen

Clark founded the site that would become DetroitHockey.Net in September of 1996 with no idea what it would lead to. He continues to write for the site and executes the site's design and development.

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