Canucks Capitalize on Chances to Rally Against Red Wings

The Vancouver Cancucks scored twice in the third period to force overtime against the Detroit Red Wings Wednesday night, then notched a tally in the extra frame to pick up the win.

When the Red Wings made a bad line change with 1:59 left in the overtime, Sami Salo sent a pass to the breaking Brendan Morrison who moved in all alone on Detroit netminder Dominik Hasek and beat him five-hole for the game winner.

Morrison had tied the game at 7:23 of the third period, throwing the puck into an empty net after Hasek tripped on a rut in the ice and fell down, out of position, with the Red Wings already down two men.

"This isn't about officiating," Detroit head coach Mike Babcock later said. "We don't get the job done, end of story."

Markus Naslund pulled the Canucks to within one 2:33 earlier, scoring on a rebound.

Vancouver had opened the scoring only 18 seconds in to the game on a one-timer by Livonia native Ryan Kesler.

The Red Wings scored the game's next three goals.

Mathieu Schneider knocked the puck out of mid-air on a rebound chance to put Detroit on the board at 9:24 of the first.

Just 2:01 later, Lidstrom fired a shot that bounced off Vancouver goalie Roberto Luongo, defenseman Mattias Ohlund, and into the net for a power play goal.

With 1:00 remaining in the second period, after an apparent goal by Mikael Samuelsson was called back, Dan Cleary lifted a shot over Luongo to put the Red Wings up by a pair of goals, before the Canucks' third-period comeback began.

The Red Wings were down a main for almost two periods, when a hit by Willie Mitchell with 2:11 remaining in the first knocked Johan Franzen out of the game. With Franzen's head down, Mitchell lifted his shoulder into the Swede's jaw, sending him sprawling to the ice.

Franzen was helped off the ice by Jason Williams, who was felled by a similar hit from Edmonton's Raffi Torres just two weeks ago. Williams missed three games with a concussion, which Franzen was also diagnosed with.

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We need to make up for a bad road trip! Canucks are going down!

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/20/2006 at 6:32 PM

 

Yeah, earn that new scoreboard

Posted by Slapstick on 11/21/2006 at 10:49 AM

 

Yeah, earn that new scoreboard


What scoreboard?

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/21/2006 at 10:59 AM

 

The game against the Canucks will be the first at the Joe since new video monitors were installed in the scoreboard there. Same scoreboard, new screens. They've talked about it on FSN Detroit, kinda cool stuff.

You can tell it's a stopgap measure, though, they would have replaced the whole thing if they thought they'd be in the Joe for much longer, the scoreboard is definitely dated.

IIRC, the screens at the top of each corner of the arena are the ones that were in the scoreboard before the ones that were just replaced.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/21/2006 at 2:06 PM

 

Wow! Look at what I miss by being here in CA. I'm going to have to get ch 636 on Direct TV. So how much longer do you think we will be in the Joe?

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/21/2006 at 4:21 PM

 

I couldnt beleve that the red wings lost to the oilers. I thought that Joey Macdonald had an amazing game.

Posted by Redwings91 on 11/21/2006 at 7:01 PM

 

Hopefully the first NHL game jitters are out of him!

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/21/2006 at 8:59 PM

 

DO you think he will play again?

Posted by Redwings91 on 11/22/2006 at 9:27 AM

 

I would say yes, with Ozzie out for 2-6 weeks and the Groininator has to have so many days of rest otherwise he becomes a liability.

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/22/2006 at 10:04 AM

 

Waht did ozzie do?

Posted by Redwings91 on 11/22/2006 at 11:46 AM

 

Broken hand

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/22/2006 at 2:55 PM

 

how did he do that

Posted by Redwings91 on 11/22/2006 at 4:37 PM

 

He got hit during practice

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/22/2006 at 6:07 PM

 

ouch

Posted by Redwings91 on 11/22/2006 at 6:39 PM

 

It does suck

Who is backing up Macdonald when he plays? Liv or Howard?

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/22/2006 at 6:57 PM

 

Did we come from the bar before the game? A goal in 18 seconds and we are looking very lazy and tired.

SCHNEIDER!!!!!!!

Oh wait play is under review... Let's see if the refs get it right

Holy Crap (Sorry Clark) Goal stands... tie game

Who planted that Swedish redwood in front of Luongo?

ZETTERBERG!!!!!!

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/22/2006 at 8:04 PM

 

Crap,

Now Dom is slow to get up and Franzen gets rocked. Nice to see Cheli back to his old days of stirring things up.

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/22/2006 at 8:14 PM

 

This is why we need an enforcer, twice this year someone has been laid out. We need another Kocur! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/notworthy.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":notworthy:" border="0" alt="notworthy.gif" />

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/22/2006 at 8:29 PM

 

Enforcers don't have a place in the "new NHL", not worth the roster spot. I'd rather the power play get running, people aren't going to fight you if they know giving you a power play will cost the team a goal.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/22/2006 at 8:31 PM

 

I hear what you are saying, but we need somebody that other teams fear a little bit. Somebody that will provide a little deterrence that's all. We had some of that with Shanny.

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/22/2006 at 8:34 PM

 

What a save by Hasek <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/notworthy.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":notworthy:" border="0" alt="notworthy.gif" />

And he lost his stick, no surprise there

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/22/2006 at 8:50 PM

 

Wings got hosed on the no-goal but you can't stop Dan Cleary. <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/notworthy.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":notworthy:" border="0" alt="notworthy.gif" />

And I agree that it'd be nice to have Shanny or a Shanny-like player back.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/22/2006 at 9:12 PM

 

Sounds like Datsyuk won't be back next year.

Crap now we have two in the box

Can you have a stranger goal? First the crap calls and then Dom flat out falls down! What the hell <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/notworthy.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":notworthy:" border="0" alt="notworthy.gif" />

Canucks are playing dirty tonight, lots of cheap shots <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/mad.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":mad:" border="0" alt="mad.gif" />

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/22/2006 at 9:48 PM

 

I understand one crap call as an evener for the earlier Vancouver penalty, but since when do two crap calls to put a team down two men for almost two full minutes even out one crap call that puts a team down one man.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/22/2006 at 9:49 PM

 

Holy Crap that is a lot of crap... <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" />

Got lucky there with that wide open net <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/notworthy.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":notworthy:" border="0" alt="notworthy.gif" />

Look at Cheli go coast to coast

Another missed call on Datsyuk getting dumped! The refs should be fired <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/mad.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":mad:" border="0" alt="mad.gif" />

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/22/2006 at 10:04 PM

 

You have got to be kidding me. Datsyuk gets hauled down, no call. Before that, you've got a Canuck all over a Red Wing. After that you've got Zetterberg getting hit in the face with no call.

<img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/notworthy.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":notworthy:" border="0" alt="notworthy.gif" />

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/22/2006 at 10:06 PM

 

And we go to overtime...

The refs need glasses <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/notworthy.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":notworthy:" border="0" alt="notworthy.gif" />

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/22/2006 at 10:08 PM

 

3-on-3 might have been the coolest thing I've ever seen.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/22/2006 at 10:10 PM

 

I think that it is safe to say that this game was decided by the refs

Damn crossbar! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/notworthy.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":notworthy:" border="0" alt="notworthy.gif" /> <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/mad.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":mad:" border="0" alt="mad.gif" />

Well that really sucked ass... Caught in a fricken line change!

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/22/2006 at 10:11 PM

 

I think that it is safe to say that this game was decided by the refs


As much as I want to agree with that, I can't. Yeah, Vancouver got the benefit of all the luck and were handed the opportunities, but the Wings could have stopped them.*throws hands in the air*Whatever. One game, I'm too tired to be p*ssed off about this.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/22/2006 at 10:14 PM

 

This is why we need an enforcer, twice this year someone has been laid out. We need another Kocur! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/notworthy.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":notworthy:" border="0" alt="notworthy.gif" />


Darren Pang agrees with ya...On the TSN intermission of the Chicago/Calgary game, Pang was just saying that the Wings needed someone to put Mitchell in his place after that hit.But then he went on to back Clark's new NHL comment by saying Wing's brass prefers Hudler's shootout skills to Norton's inability to skate, but willingness to fight anyone.I miss the days of the enforcers.

Posted by Stormo on 11/22/2006 at 10:31 PM

 

Hudler has shootout skills? <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/notworthy.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":notworthy:" border="0" alt="notworthy.gif" />

I have no problem with a guy who can fight being on the team as long as that's not all he's there for. Norton made it pretty clear that it's all he would be good for.

One of the blogs I read, I think it's the Rodent, has mentioned in the past that the best way to respond is in kind. Their guy hits your guy, don't fight him, hit back. Markov should have put the same hit on Kesler (I won't get greedy and say Naslund (besides, we know what the Canucks do to people who hurt Naslund (yeah, low blow))). Knock a guy out for a few games and your only punishment is a fight? Big deal. Knock a guy out and your team loses a guy too? Not so worth it.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/22/2006 at 10:44 PM

 

As I said earlier I think the team was at the Hockeytown Cafe and then went out to play. Your right I am too p*ssed of as well to really discuss this. On the bright side at least we got one point <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/notworthy.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":notworthy:" border="0" alt="notworthy.gif" />

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/23/2006 at 10:24 AM

 

I'm starting to feel like this won't be the typical powerhouse season at the Joe

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/23/2006 at 11:07 AM

 

Just now? It's fine, they won a game they should have lost last week and did te reverse last night. It happens.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/23/2006 at 12:28 PM

 

It's frustrating, I really dislike Vancouver

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/23/2006 at 12:50 PM

 

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