Kariya Leads Predators to Overtime Win over Red Wings

Paul Kariya was quiet for most of the night but made his presence felt when it mattered, scoring just 35 seconds into overtime to give the Nashville Predators a 2-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings.

After the Red Wings had a chance to begin the extra period, the Predators regained control and a series of outlet passes put Kariya breaking through the Detroit zone with the puck. Goalie Manny Legace sprawled out after a quick fake and Kariya lifted the puck over him to give Nashville the win.

Nashville's first goal of the game also came on a breakaway.

At 8:32 of the first period, Steve Sullivan snuck behind the Detroit defenders on a Red Wings power play and a long pass through the neutral zone sprung him free to break in alone on Legace. Sullivan faked around Legace, who sprawled across the crease before Sullivan lifted a shot into the net.

Detroit had opened the scoring with a five-on-three goal with 8:28 remaining in the first period. Mathieu Schneider put a one-timer from the top of the right circle into the net behind Nashville goaltender Tomas Vokoun as Brendan Shanahan set a screen in front of the goal.

The goal was Detroit's only tally in the game and their only power play goal on seven chances. The Red Wings held Nashville without a power play goal on their seven tries.

Legace stopped 26 of the 28 shots he faced while Vokoun made 38 saves on 39 shots agains.

Detroit will be back in action on Thursday when the Vancouver Canucks visit Joe Louis Arena.


Notes: With Detroit earning one point for the overtime loss and Nashville picking up two points for the win, the two teams are now tied atop the Central Division and Western Conference standings. They meet five more times this season, including a home-and-home series before the Olympic Break and the last game of the season in Nashville.

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Guys this one is for Fish!!! So far we have only showed our ass, We need to capitalize on this 5 on 3

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/23/2006 at 8:13 PM

 

I'll be damned if the Wings haven't been buzzing since the start of the second. Hopefully they've put that crappy first period behind them.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/23/2006 at 8:37 PM

 

DAMN!!! Stevie was so close... We need to take control of the puck and get some shots on net! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" />

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/23/2006 at 8:56 PM

 

I'd probably be saying the opposite if the scores were switched, but I really hate it when the puck just gets covered along the boards at the end of the game. Don't even get a chance to score and it's not like the defense is even trying to play the puck, they're just killing the clock.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/23/2006 at 9:59 PM

 

Tape to Tape passes would be a great place to start!

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/24/2006 at 6:54 PM

 

Time for payback, after all it is for Fish

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/24/2006 at 6:55 PM

 

I'm going to merge this thread with the first one and make it a Wings-Preds extravaganza thread.

This time around, the Wings need to get better shots. They took a lot of them yesterday but not of a high quality. Shots from the outside that were easy to stop. Couldn't get open in the slot enough.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/24/2006 at 7:12 PM

 

Legace's looking pretty good tonight, hope he keeps it up.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/24/2006 at 8:03 PM

 

Scratch what I said about Legace.

It's called a poke-check, Manny, try it some time instead of letting guys skate right in on you.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/24/2006 at 10:03 PM

 

And if it is not insult to injury with losing both games it is the fact that blank blank Kariya scored the game winner <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" /> <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/cursing.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":cursing:" border="0" alt="cursing.gif" /> <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/cursing.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":cursing:" border="0" alt="cursing.gif" />

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/24/2006 at 10:17 PM

 

Detroit really needs to start capatilizing on their opportunities (powerplays, odd-man rushes, etc.) It's tough to watch them outshoot a team 41-14 like Monday night and fail to win.

Posted by cfoster16 on 1/26/2006 at 2:11 PM

 

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