Red Wings Set Records With 28th Road Win

The Detroit Red Wings earned a 2-1 shootout victory over the Calgary Flames Monday night, giving them a franchise-best ninth-straight road win. It was also their 28th victory of the season away from Joe Louis Arena, tying the NHL record set by the 1998-99 New Jersey Devils.

After a slow start, the Red Wings needed a shootout to finish off the Flames.

In the tiebreaker, Pavel Datsyuk scored on the first shot and Jason Williams scored on the second, both using similar moves, while Detroit goalie Chris Osgood stopped both Matt Lombardi and Jarome Iginla for Calgary.

Detroit had a chance to end the game in overtime but Nicklas Lidstrom's shot with the Wings on the power play rang off the post.

Calgary opened the scoring in the final minute of the first period, after a series of Detroit turnovers left the puck in the Red Wings' zone. On a delayed Detroit penalty, Dion Phaneuf put a shot past Osgood from the slot with 40 seconds remaining in the period.

Steve Yzerman extended his point streak to nine games with the tying goal at 6:12 of the second period, while the teams skated four aside.

Yzerman battled to win a faceoff in the right circle of the Calgary zone and managed to push the puck to Datsyuk, who had jumped in to help. Datsyuk cut to the bottom of the circle and dropped a pass back for Yzerman, who put it over the shoulder of Calgary goalie Miikka Kiprusoff.

The goal was the 692nd of Yzerman's career, moving him to within two of Mark Messier for seventh in all-time NHL goal scoring.

Osgood finished the game with 27 saves on 28 shots while Kiprusoff stopped 41 of the 42 shots he faced.

Detroit had seven power play chances and Calgary had six but neither team was able to score on the man-advantage.

The Red Wings, having finished their tough stretch of four games in in four cities in five days, are off until Friday when they host the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first game of a home-and-home series.

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You knew that Detroit was either going to take a penalty or allow a goal after all those turnovers at the end of the first period. Turns out they did both. Ugh.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/3/2006 at 9:44 PM


Stevie ties it! Nine game point-scoring streak, only two goals behind Messier.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/3/2006 at 10:15 PM


How the hell does Marchment keep getting away with those blatant knee-on-knee hits? I can't believe no one's ever broken his damn leg off and shoved it up his ass, skate first.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/3/2006 at 11:19 PM


Overtime. Wings are doing this a lot lately.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/3/2006 at 11:27 PM


Edit: Consolidated my shootout posts after-the-fact

Another damn shootout. Holy crap, the Wings seem to be making up for being the last team to go to one with the number they're going to now.

Big goal by Pavs!

Ozzie with the save!

And Willy does it again!

Ozzie stones Iginla! Wings win!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/3/2006 at 11:37 PM


Now that is how you are supposed to PLAY! From now on that is how we play! I agree about Marchment he does need not one but several skates shoved up his ass! This is when we need guys like Kocur and Mcarty. This summer we really need to pick up another enforcer! I have to admit that the puck looked as big as a beach ball to Ozzie last night! Stevie is on fire <img src="" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":cursing:" border="0" alt="cursing.gif" /> Another Presidents is definately in our sights!!! <img src="" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="B)" border="0" alt="cool.png" />

Posted by SYfanSD on 4/4/2006 at 8:52 AM


Now that is how you are supposed to PLAY! From now on that is how we play!

Heh, best use of a (paraphrased) quote from "Bad Boys" ever. <img src="<#EMO_DIR#>/cool.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="B)" border="0" alt="cool.png" /> I'd argue that the Wings don't need an enforcer just because there are so few times where this situation comes up. It's not worth the roster spot in the "New NHL" to have a guy who's just a fighter. That said, it is pretty crazy to have Mikael Samuelsson be the guy who's getting into it with everyone, never realized he was such a chippy player.The real solution would be for the refs to actually call something when Marchment does that (or when every other Nashville Predator takes a run at our goalie) but we'll see how that goes.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/4/2006 at 9:11 AM


Thank you Thank you! This goes back to the point I made on Hockey this morning on XM radio about refs and ridiculous calls. It always seems that they will call something cheap like that hooking call they made on Lang last night, while they totally seem to miss something like what happened to Z. They need to remove their head from their A**.

Posted by SYfanSD on 4/4/2006 at 2:39 PM


Update to my last about enforcers. We need another one like Mcarty. A guy who can whoop A$$ as well as play <img src="" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="B)" border="0" alt="cool.png" />

Posted by SYfanSD on 4/4/2006 at 2:42 PM


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