Detroit Wins Sixth-straight in Penalty-filled Matchup

The Detroit Red Wings emerged from a penalty-filled visit to the Vancouver Canucks with a 7-3 win Sunday night, exending their winning streak to six games and regaining possession of the top spot in the NHL standings.

The Canucks were penalized 15 times on the night and the resulting 11 power plays were the most given to Detroit in any game this season. The Red Wings scored on only one of their chances, while the Canucks capitalized on on both of their attempts, once on a five-on-three.

The Red Wings were penalized only six times.

Detroit opened the scoring at 6:03 of the first period, when Tomas Holmstrom scored on an odd-man rush with Mark Mowers and Henrik Zetterberg, ripping a shot from the left cirlce over goalie Alex Auld's shoulder off a pass from Mowers.

Jason Williams put the Red Wings up by a pair just 40 seconds later. Chris Chelios caused a turnover at the Vancouver blue line as the Canucks tried to clear their zone. He got the puck to Steve Yzerman, who was on his knees at the top of the right circle. Yzerman sent a backwards, backhand pass to Williams, who cut to the net and put a backhander between Auld's legs.

Nicklas Lidstrom extended the Detroit lead with a power play goal with 9:05 left in the period, firing a shot from the blue line past Auld as Holmstrom screened in front.

Pavel Datyuk scored Detroit's fourth goal just 1:30 into the second period, taking a pass from Kris Draper at the Vancouver blue line to break in all alone on Auld, faking to the backhand before moving to his forehand and lifting a shot into the net.

After a Vancouver goal was mysteriously waived off because Todd Bertuzzi was in the Detroit crease, the Canucks finally got on the board with a five-on-three goal at 3:44 of the second, as Anson Carter put a rebound chance past Detroit's Chris Osgood.

Just 1:02 later, with the Canucks still on the power play, Markus Naslund sun through the left circle and threw a shot over Osgood's shoulder for Vancouver's second goal.

The Red Wings regained their three-goal lead when Williams scored his second of the night with 21 seconds left in the period, but the Canucks scored with 2 seconds remaining to counter his goal, with a Matt Cooke shot deflecting off of Mathieu Schneider and into the Detroit net.

Brendan Shanahan scored Detroit's sixth goal of the night 12 seconds into the third period, getting the puck from Datsyuk on a centering pass to him from the left wing and putting a high shot into the net.

Johan Franzen wrapped up the game's scoring 3:30 later when his long shot evaded Auld's glove on a shot that the Vancouver goalie could have had.

After allowing seven goals on 28 shots, Auld was replaced by Mika Noronen, who stopped all nine shots he faced. Osgood made 21 saves on 24 shots on the night.

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Let's keep the streak alive!!!! Thoughts???? Comments?

Posted by SYfanSD on 3/19/2006 at 7:23 PM

 

I hate the Western Conference, I'm too old for these late games <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/blink.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":blink:" border="0" alt="blink.png" />

Even with the win last night, the Wings aren't really clicking. Vancouver's hungry and the Wings are on the road and tired, a recipe for disaster. I do not envy whichever goalie is in net tonight.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/19/2006 at 7:59 PM

 

What a pass by Mowers. I complained about him at the start of the season but he's playing much better since taking Mikey's spot.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/19/2006 at 10:17 PM

 

Yzerman and Willy connect! 2-0!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/19/2006 at 10:19 PM

 

Three-goal lead is the hardest to hold in the "new NHL" and you know the Canucks will get the next power play. Good to see Osgood come up with a big (but not entirely pretty) save on Burroughs on a rush to keep that lead intact.

ETA: Holy crap, was I wrong. Six-straight calls against Vancouver.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/19/2006 at 10:30 PM

 

<img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/blink.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":blink:" border="0" alt="blink.png" /> Zetterberg is an animal what can I say... It's nice to see calls going in our favor for once. Geat first period now we need to keep it up. I really dislike Bertuzzi, that slash on Malts was crap! Need to take better control of the power play, the last two runs were weak. Now Shanny and Stevie Y need to score! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/rock.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":therock:" border="0" alt="rock.gif" /> And if you are too old at 26 you need help! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/blink.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":blink:" border="0" alt="blink.png" /> Games could be at 2 in the morning and I would be up!

Posted by SYfanSD on 3/19/2006 at 10:59 PM

 

The Datsyukian deke on the breakaway!!!!!!! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/blink.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":blink:" border="0" alt="blink.png" /> Way to take away the goal on Bertuzzi!! Go refs!

Posted by SYfanSD on 3/19/2006 at 11:07 PM

 

Ok we need to slow down and relax before we blow this, the tides have shifted <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/blink.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":blink:" border="0" alt="blink.png" />

Posted by SYfanSD on 3/19/2006 at 11:10 PM

 

There's no way that goal should have been called back. Wow, Canucks got hosed. But they scored on the 5-on-3 and the second half of the PP so they still got the points.

Wings have got to bounce back, can't let the 'Nucks keep the momentum.

And re: late games... I'd stay up even if they started at 2 AM, too, but it always sucks to get up for work in the morning the next day <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/rocket_launcher.jpg" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rockets:" border="0" alt="rocket_launcher.jpg" />

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/19/2006 at 11:14 PM

 

With some of the stops that Ozzie has made tonight I have to take back some of the things I said about him!! On another note the I think the ref will be listed as one of the stars of the game

Posted by SYfanSD on 3/19/2006 at 11:18 PM

 

Another bad call wih the offsetting minors, as much as Ken and Pat are saying it was a good tug by Sedin it looked very minor to me and like Franzen was on his way down already. Not a hook, not a dive, he just fell.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/19/2006 at 11:26 PM

 

Something is worng with the officiating here, that was a crap call on Franzen. At least Nasland ended up in the box

Posted by SYfanSD on 3/19/2006 at 11:27 PM

 

Auld is getting peppered! Nice save Ozzie

Posted by SYfanSD on 3/19/2006 at 11:29 PM

 

Hey YzerFan you think they will let us host one of the games?

Posted by SYfanSD on 3/19/2006 at 11:31 PM

 

<img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/rocket_launcher.jpg" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rockets:" border="0" alt="rocket_launcher.jpg" /> Don't mess with Cheli

Posted by SYfanSD on 3/19/2006 at 11:35 PM

 

Williams is on fire, holy crap!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/19/2006 at 11:40 PM

 

DAMNIT!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/19/2006 at 11:40 PM

 

Kronner to Willy SCOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORE!

This just in: Vancouver scores with 1.8 left Damn I was excited too!

Posted by SYfanSD on 3/19/2006 at 11:41 PM

 

The good news is that a two-goal lead is more than a no-goal lead. Hooray for simple math! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/rocket_launcher.jpg" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rockets:" border="0" alt="rocket_launcher.jpg" />

Even with the late goal, I don't think either team has momentum right now, so by default the Wings are in a good position.

ETA: Is this the first game since he signed up that hotwings hasn't been hanging out in the game thread?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/19/2006 at 11:43 PM

 

Break out the Irish Jig!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/19/2006 at 11:57 PM

 

FYI - This is the fifth time this season that the Wings have scored 7 goals. They haven't scored 8 since an 8-3 win over the Wild on November 16, 2001, and they haven't lost when scoring 7 or more goals since a 10-7 loss to the Sabres on February 24, 1993.

http://www.detroitho.....roit_score=7+

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/20/2006 at 12:16 AM

 

The most impressive thing about clicking on the link you provided is that they actually lost 5 games when scoring 7 goals.

Posted by Stormo on 3/20/2006 at 10:02 PM

 

Not surprisingly, 3 of those 5 were in the '80s.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/20/2006 at 10:05 PM

 

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