Red Wings Drop Shootout to Blues

Former Red Wings goaltender Manny Legace stopped 41 shots - plus two more shootout chances - Friday night, leading the St. Louis Blues to a 3-2 win over Detroit.

Legace, making his first start in Detroit since leaving the Red Wings, was aided by 22 blocked shots by his new teammates.

Martin Rucinsky and Doug Weight each scored on Red Wings' goaltender Dominik Hasek during the tiebreaker, while Legace stopped Jason Williams and Pavel Datsyuk rang a shot off the post.

The Blues carried a 2-1 lead into the third period but the Red Wings turned up the pressure, outshooting St. Louis, 17-3.

One of those shots found its way through, when Nicklas Lidstrom scored on a power play with 8:17 remaining in regulation. After a flurry of Detroit chances, Pavel Datsyuk picked up a rebound to Legace's left. Lidstrom pinched in from the point and got the puck on a crossing pass, lifting it over Legace.

Dispite their chances, the Red Wings never led the game.

After a scoreless first period, Petr Cajanek snuck a wrist shot past Hasek at 1:24 of the second.

Just 2:39 later, Jason Williams threw a shot on net from the right circle that Henrik Zetterberg redirected in at the back door.

Only 3:11 after that, Cajanek scored again on another wrist shot, this one deflecting off the inside of the post and into the net.

Both teams had chances to win before the shootout, with St. Louis going on a power play with 1:34 left in regulation and Detroit getting a chance with the extra attacker for the final 1:51 of overtime.

Legace saved the game for the Blues, with his 41 saves on 43 shots. Hasek faced only 19 shots, making 17 saves.

St. Louis was held scoreless with the man-advantage, going 0-for-2, while the Red Wings scored on one of their four tries.

The loss is Detroit's fourth consecutive and the third one in a row to go to at least overtime. The Red Wings will try to snap their skid on Saturday when they visit the Central Division-leading Nashville Predators.

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O.K we should have worked out any issues that we might have had prior to tonights game. Hopefully the real refs were also on a plane to the Joe and will make proper calls this evening.

We need to get back on another winning streak!

Side note: It was mentioned the other night that Datsyuk had rejected an offer by the Wings citing that he wants top dollar. Looks like he will become a UFA at the end of the season and Holland maintains that talks will not resume until after seasons end. I am betting that he will not be back, if he was having a more productive season at this point the Wings might have entertained another offer. With over three million a season tied up with Lidstrom, and now three million in Kronwall its going to be hard to look at any other high priced deals. <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/notworthy.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":notworthy:" border="0" alt="notworthy.gif" />

At the end of this year our Number one priority should be a quality netminder, period! <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 11/24/2006 at 11:23 AM

 

Any predictions about the game tonight vs. the blues

Posted by Redwings91 on 11/24/2006 at 3:10 PM

 

I say 3-1 Wings, and Cleary will be the star of the gme

Way to stop those shots Dom <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/sleeping.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":sleeping:" border="0" alt="sleeping.gif" />

The Joe is very quiet... <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/suspect.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":suspect:" border="0" alt="suspect.gif" />

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/24/2006 at 8:34 PM

 

Smart play by Willy and Z to get the Wings on the board.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/24/2006 at 8:36 PM

 

Lang to Williams to Zetterberg SCCCCCCCCCCCOOOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREEEEEE

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/24/2006 at 8:36 PM

 

That was what Mickey had been talking about in saying that the Blues were going to lose if they kept playing like that.

Damnit, another wrist shot past Hasek.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/24/2006 at 8:42 PM

 

Dom is the man!!!!! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/sleeping.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":sleeping:" border="0" alt="sleeping.gif" />

Nice missed call on Lebda getting hit from behind by Hinote

You heard Mickey, some of the refs should come under fire

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/24/2006 at 8:46 PM

 

Dom comes up big at the close of the second. Way to make up for some of that crap earlier.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/24/2006 at 9:03 PM

 

Lucky it's not three to one right now

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/24/2006 at 9:04 PM

 

Well can't say that I'm all that impressed with the first or second periods. Hopefully we come alive in the third!

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/24/2006 at 9:17 PM

 

This game is WEAK!!!!!

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/24/2006 at 9:32 PM

 

Lidstrom comes up big on the power play!

If the Wings didn't score there... I don't know. They've been throwing everything they can on net and the Blues are doing an incredible job of blocking shots.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/24/2006 at 9:44 PM

 

We all know that Legace can play like a god when he wants to <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/suspect.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":suspect:" border="0" alt="suspect.gif" />

Nice play by Draper

Cleary is still an animal

Crap... Penalty with 1:48 to go

And we go to overtime again <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/sleeping.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":sleeping:" border="0" alt="sleeping.gif" />

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/24/2006 at 9:58 PM

 

Guerin with the stupid penalty (no matter how much he complained about it), gives the Wings a chance with the PP to close out the OT.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/24/2006 at 10:06 PM

 

Legace's jersey sure does have a lot of puck marks on it <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/sleeping.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":sleeping:" border="0" alt="sleeping.gif" />

Oh hell, shootout

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/24/2006 at 10:11 PM

 

Oh hell, shootout


That's what I said. Looks like we had good reason to.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/24/2006 at 10:16 PM

 

<img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/sleeping.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":sleeping:" border="0" alt="sleeping.gif" /> <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/suspect.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":suspect:" border="0" alt="suspect.gif" /> <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" /> <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/cursing.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":cursing:" border="0" alt="cursing.gif" /> 43-19 SOG and we lose. HASEK SUCKS! <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" />

If I were Legace I would be talking mad smack right now

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/24/2006 at 10:18 PM

 

Another one I can't entirely fault Hasek for, he made some key stops, just not enough. The Wings have gotta be able to work around the shot blocking attempts. St. Louis had 22 blocked shots. That's insane.

Hasek did suck in the shootout. Come on, Dom, that's when you have to come up big!

I had to go play a game of Blades of Steel to get the bad taste of this game out of my brain.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/24/2006 at 10:41 PM

 

Blades of Steel, now that is old school

The Hasek sucks comment was directed at his performance in the shootout, he really blew it there

Like Mickey said, on paper we should have beat them, but 22 blocked shots? That has to be some kind of record!

Oh well we have Nashvlle tonight and hopefully we won't be facing Vokoun

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/25/2006 at 10:04 AM

 

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