Red Wings' Comeback Falls Short Against Senators

After allowing the Ottawa Senators to score three goals in the second period Tuesday night, the Detroit Red Wings scored twice but were unable to get the third goal to even the score, picking up a 3-2 loss.

Forty-three saves by Ottawa netminder Ray Emery kept the Red Wings even getting a point out of a game which they controlled most of.

Detroit outshot the Senators 18-3 in the first period but couldn't get on the board.

Jason Spezza scored the game's first goal just 1:44 into the second, picking off a Robert Lang pass at the Ottawa blue line and breaking in all alone on Detroit goalie Dominik Hasek before roofing a shot over his pad.

Chris Neil added the Senators' second goal at 5:19 of the middle frame, knocking the puck out of the air with what Hasek argued was a high stick and bouncing it under the Detroit goalie just as an Ottawa power play came to an end.

Spezza's second of the night came 5:01 after his first as he split the Detroit defense in the slot and put a shot past Hasek for a power play goal.

The momentum swung back in Detroit's favor 25 seconds later, when Lang threaded a shot from the left faceoff circle between Emery and the far post.

With 2:26 remaining in the second, Pavel Datsyuk snapped a shot from almost the same spot past Emery on the near side, a power play goal.

The Red Wings couldn't pull even in the third, even with Hasek out of the net and an extra attacker on the ice for the final minute of the game.

Hasek finished the night with 19 saves against his former team.

Detroit went 1-for-3 on the power play while Ottawa was 1-for-4.

The Red Wings' next game will be Thursday when they visit the Chicago Blackhawks and recently-signed forward Peter Bondra.

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If I remember right this should be Doms first shot at the Sens since he left

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/10/2006 at 4:35 PM

 

I'm sure Sens fans have little love for Hasek, but I wonder if they'd take him back now that Gerber and Emery have them on the outside of the playoff picture looking in.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/10/2006 at 5:40 PM

 

And Emery was leading in GAA for sometime

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/10/2006 at 8:22 PM

 

hopefully we can pull together and beat um

Posted by Redwings91 on 12/11/2006 at 2:17 PM

 

Well, they just got mauled by the Jackets, However we need to be careful and not get too confident

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/11/2006 at 8:45 PM

 

Aww damn, pretty goal by Spezza on the breakaway off a turnover. Bad, bad pass.

Oh man, after review the second one will probably stand, nothing conclusive. Ugh.

Spezza again but Lang puts an amazing shot in, game's gotten crazy.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/12/2006 at 8:44 PM

 

Perfect pass, perfect shot, Datsyuk gets the Wings back to within one on the power play.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/12/2006 at 9:03 PM

 

Do we have a Jackass emote for Dom? I blame that loss on him, 45-22 SOG What the hell?

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/13/2006 at 9:15 AM

 

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