Red Wings Blank Wild for Second Consecutive Win

The Detroit Red Wings scored twice in a 37-second span of the second period Friday night and goaltender Dominik Hasek did not allow a goal as they skated to a 3-0 win over the Minnesota Wild.

It was Detroit's second win in a row after ending a five-game losing streak on Monday night against the Dallas Stars.

Dan Cleary got the Red Wings on the board at 7:18 of the second period, two seconds after the expiration of a hooking penalty to Todd White. Robert Lang threaded a pass from the bottom of the left faceoff circle to Cleary in the slot for a shot into the open side of the net.

Cleary took a stick to the face on the play, resulting in some lost teeth and a four minute penalty to Pascal Dupuis.

Just 37 seconds into the power play, a blast from the point by Nicklas Lidstrom beat goalie Manny Fernandez.

Cleary added a second goal of the game at 4:00 of the third period, a tally originally credited to Mikael Samuelsson. Samuelsson took an off-angle shot from the left circle and got his own rebound, putting it back in on the net. Cleary tipped the attempt and the puck slipped past Fernandez for the game's final goal.

Hasek needed to make only 20 saves to earn the shutout, his fourth of the season. Fernandez made the same number of stops on 23 shots against.

Detroit's power play goal came on one of their five chances with the man-advantage. Minnesota had only one power play attempt on the night.

The Red Wings will be back in action on Saturday night when they host the San Jose Sharks.

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Have not bothered to look at how the Wild are doing lately, hopefully we get another W

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/30/2006 at 8:59 PM

 

They started out strong and were getting quite a bit of press but have fallen a bit. With the fall went their coverage, so I haven't seen much either.

From the Wings side of things, it'll be interesting to see Lebda as a forward. See if that speed can make a difference.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/1/2006 at 2:46 PM

 

Missed the second and third periods for a soccer game (still in first place! woohoo!wink.png, about to head back to catch the DVR'd part of the game. Can't complain about a shutout, and Cleary giving teeth to score a goal is hockey personified. Did Lebda ever make it onto a forward line? He was all defense in the first.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/1/2006 at 11:06 PM

 

Great game, but I still wish they hadn't wasted the money on Hasek.

Posted by Phil on 12/2/2006 at 12:57 AM

 

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I'd say it's kind of hard to complain when he's got the best GAA in the league and is tied for the most shutouts. For the money, he's never been a bad option, but only because he came ridiculously cheap. Just because he was cheap doesn't mean I'm not waiting for his groin to go.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/2/2006 at 1:11 AM

 

<img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/chair.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":chair:" border="0" alt="chair.gif" /> I'd say it's kind of hard to complain when he's got the best GAA in the league and is tied for the most shutouts. For the money, he's never been a bad option, but only because he came ridiculously cheap. Just because he was cheap doesn't mean I'm not waiting for his groin to go.


I'd bet any money that it goes out no later than the first week of the first round of the playoffs, if not before then.

Posted by Phil on 12/2/2006 at 1:15 AM

 

I find it hard to argue with that. If it's going to happen, I'd almost rather it happen in late January so that either he can be healthy again for the playoffs, Osgood can get re-adjusted to the starting role, or the Wings can pick up another goalie via trade.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/2/2006 at 10:59 AM

 

<img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/chair.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":chair:" border="0" alt="chair.gif" /> I'd say it's kind of hard to complain when he's got the best GAA in the league and is tied for the most shutouts. For the money, he's never been a bad option, but only because he came ridiculously cheap. Just because he was cheap doesn't mean I'm not waiting for his groin to go.


I had computer issues so I missed my chance to chime in during the game, but I thought we looked real solid last night. It is always nice when you go into somebodys house and shut them down. Cleary gave up some teeth, but I don't think he is regrets it.

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/2/2006 at 5:17 PM

 

Hockey news reported that Holland will use up the remaining cap space by the seasons end

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/3/2006 at 1:08 PM

 

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