Red Wings Bounce Back Against Devils

The Detroit Red Wings scored twice in the third period Saturday in a come-from-behind victory over the New Jersey Devils. The win was their first at the Meadowlands since 1993.

Trailing 1-0 entering the final period, Pavel Datsyuk and Brett Lebda scored for Detroit to pull ahead. The Red Wings' defense allowed only four shots in the final frame, which included a 6-on-3 for New Jersey with two Red Wings in the penalty box and goalie Martin Brodeur on the bench for the extra attacker.

With Detroit on a power play 8:27 into the third, Mathieu Schneider fired a blast from the blue line wide of the net and off the back boards. The puck came out the other side to Datsyuk, who had a wide open net to shoot into and get the Red Wings on the board.

Just 2:16 later, Lebda put the Wings in front, sneaking a shot from the left faceoff circle past Brodeur on the near side.

Scott Gomez opened the game's scoring with 9:03 remaining in the second period, deflecting a shot from the blue line by Brian Gionta with the Devils on a power play.

Hasek finished the game with 21 saves on 22 shots while Brodeur stopped 34 of 36 shots against.

Both teams' power play went 1-for-7.

The Red Wings will wrap up their three-game road trip on Monday when they visit the Columbus Blue Jackets in the first game of a home-and-home matchup.


Notes: Before Saturday, the Red Wings had not won in New Jersey since November 20, 1993, a 4-3 overtime victory. Between wins, Detroit was 0-8-1 at the Meadowlands... Defenseman Niklas Kronwall returned to the Detroit lineup after missing six games with a groin injury.

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Coming off of a good win in Chicago we should be able to march in there kick as* and take some names.

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/15/2006 at 11:01 AM

 

They'll want to bounce back from getting their asses handed to them against Boston. It won't be easy. And as they pointed out during the Chicago broadcast, the Wings haven't won in NJ since 1993.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/15/2006 at 12:07 PM

 

History is about to change, screw the odds! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/cool.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="B)" border="0" alt="cool.png" />

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/15/2006 at 8:30 PM

 

Did not catch it in the pregame, but who is out until March? Is that Kopecky they were talking about?

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/16/2006 at 12:53 PM

 

And Datsyuk tests Brodeur early!!

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/16/2006 at 1:11 PM

 

11-3 SOG! We are throwing a lot of rubber at Brodeur!

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/16/2006 at 1:27 PM

 

18-5 SOG after an awesome first period! We are getting a little sloppy in our end with those turnovers, we need to be careful. Nick is playing like a madman <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/cool.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="B)" border="0" alt="cool.png" />

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/16/2006 at 1:40 PM

 

DAMN! another crossbar! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/cool.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="B)" border="0" alt="cool.png" />

That was close <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/cool.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="B)" border="0" alt="cool.png" />

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/16/2006 at 2:03 PM

 

And it would figure, just when the Wings are having an awesome game we get nailed with a Bullsh*t call! Now we face a four minute powerplay! ARRRRRRRGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH! Frickin refs! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/cool.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="B)" border="0" alt="cool.png" /> <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/mad.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":mad:" border="0" alt="mad.gif" /> <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/cool.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="B)" border="0" alt="cool.png" /> <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/cool.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="B)" border="0" alt="cool.png" /> <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/cursing.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":cursing:" border="0" alt="cursing.gif" />

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/16/2006 at 2:17 PM

 

Dom is pretty much standing on his head, hopefully we can take this game back! No shutouts!

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/16/2006 at 2:29 PM

 

HA! Told you history was going to change! Datsyuk and Lebda you guys are the bomb! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/cool.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="B)" border="0" alt="cool.png" />

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/16/2006 at 3:34 PM

 

well i guess that proves SYfanSD is right screw th odds Detroit is the bast team and there is nothing anybody can do about it.

Posted by Redwings91 on 12/16/2006 at 6:36 PM

 

Clark, Comments?

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/16/2006 at 8:31 PM

 

Your article says it all <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/cool.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid="B)" border="0" alt="cool.png" />

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/17/2006 at 10:43 AM

 

I was out for most of the day, couldn't comment. 'Caught the first period on radio and the rest on TV with no audio.

Hasek was frikkin' stupid for taking the misconduct after the close call on playing the puck outside the trap. It looked cool, though.

Chelios' cross-check that pushed a Devil into Hasek was clearly a penalty but I guarentee that if it was a Devil hitting Holmstrom into Brodeur, Homer would have also gotten a goalie interference call.

Brodeur should have had Lebda's goal.

I'm not sure that the final flurry by New Jersey actually ended with a hand pass but even if they had scored, they had people in the crease. Unless yesterday was one of the days where the crease rule isn't in effect.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/17/2006 at 12:48 PM

 

You make an interesting point with your comment about days when certain rules are in effect.

It seems to me that this has been the case in most of the games I have watch lately. I watch a Habs game the other day where there seemed to be a problem with the defination of hooking seemed to be pretty open. Then I watched a Kings game where the refs were calling the hook everytime a player was touched with a stick.

I really think the NHL needs to do something about the refs and the calls they make so they are consistant. Lately things have been out of hand and some games are being decided by the refs and not the players

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/17/2006 at 1:54 PM

 

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