Red Wings Strike Back at Blue Jackets

Two nights after an awful first period led to a 4-3 loss in Columbus, the Detroit Red Wings played a strong sixty minutes and capitalized on all their chances, earning a 5-0 win over the Blue Jackets in the second game of a home-and-home series.

Dominik Hasek, who was pulled after allowing three goals in the first period on Monday, made 27 saves en route to the shutout.

Like the Blue Jackets did in Columbus, the Red Wings got on the board early, with Dan Cleary scoring the first of his two goals just 5:46 into the game.

With the teams skating four aside, Mathieu Schneider fired a shot from the right point as Cleary cut across the top of the crease, in position to deflect the puck past goaltender Fredrik Norrena.

Cleary's second of the night came 4:32 later on a Detroit power play. A shot from the left circle by Robert Lang left both teams scrambling at the top of the crease until the Blue Jackets attempted a clear up the middle. Nicklas Lidstrom held the puck in and quickly turned to put it back on net, where it was tipped by Cleary to put Detrot up by two.

Kirk Maltby's first goal of the season came at 6:15 of the second period. Maltby blocked an outlet pass by defenseman Aaron Johnson and skated in all alone on Norrena, lifting a shot over his shoulder from in close.

Columbus appeared to score later in the period but the goal was called back. Alexander Svitov appeared to score on his own rebound but on review it was determined that the puck crossed the goal line on the first attempt, a kick off a feed from Rick Nash. The disallowal of the first goal voided the second.

Just 1:02 past the game's midway point, Lidstrom added a fourth Detroit goal off a blast from the blue line with the Red Wings on a power play.

Jason Williams closed the game's scoring at 4:38 of the third, taking a long pass and skating in all alone on Norrena before putting the puck between his legs on a backhand shot.

Norrena was replaced by backup Ty Conklin to finish the game. Conklin stopped all three shots he faced after Norrena made 17 saves on 22 shots.

Detroit scored on two of their six power play chances, while stopping all six of Columbus' tries with the man-advantage.

The Red Wings return to the ice on Friday when they host the Minnesota Wild in the first game of a rare home-and-home-and-home that will see the two teams face off on Friday in Detroit, in Minnesota on Saturday, and back in Detroit on next Wednesday.

Notes: Rookie Matt Ellis played his second game for the Red Wings in place of the injured Mikael Samuelsson. Samuelsson is expected to return after Christmas.

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Let's finish out this road trip with another win so we can take it back to the Joe and take over first place in the central division!

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/17/2006 at 1:58 PM



31 19 8 4 42 86 69

Not the best Goals For but definately the best Goals against!

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/17/2006 at 2:27 PM


Well this is crap!

New flash! The Power Play is for scoring chances, not giving up goals!

Not looking good so far!

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/18/2006 at 7:32 PM


Lang got us within two and Homer opens up with a nice chance. Let's go boys!

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/18/2006 at 8:52 PM



Now if Norrena will stop standing on his head!

Figures that Federov would be the nail in the coffin

Hold the Phone, Lang SCORES!

6 on 5

Well that sucked! At least we got our Sh*t together, they had a hot goalie what can I say

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/18/2006 at 9:28 PM


Obligatory ref rant:

How can weak hooking calls be made early in the game but cross-checking and holding go uncalled at the end? Consistency, you bastards! Z got mugged in the high slot in the final minute.


Of course, that didn't cost the Wings the game, sh*tty first period play and horrid goaltending did. Osgood should have started, they talked all weekend about how he probably would, no idea why Babcock didn't go with him. He better be in net on Wednesday.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/18/2006 at 9:44 PM


What happended yesterday. I missed it.

Posted by Redwings91 on 12/19/2006 at 9:59 AM


The recap from the home page...

Early Lead Holds in Blue Jackets' Win Over Red Wings

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/19/2006 at 10:14 AM


Easy there turbo, we'll get them back at home tomorrow night

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/19/2006 at 12:05 PM


I figured the Wings would lose. I have watched the Jackets and they are a different team than the last time the Wings played them. Hitchcock is really having a great effect, and the fact that the Wings eventually showed up is good. I do not think they expected it to be that hard of a game

Posted by Slapstick on 12/19/2006 at 2:28 PM


Well a least we know what we have to do to get them back tomorrow night <img src="" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" />

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/19/2006 at 4:52 PM


Now Jackets @ Wings <img src="" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" />

Ok, we owe them for the other night, let's go out there and get two points. Datsyuk you get to be the hero tonight!

Side note: Shanny was presented a Silver stick at MSG last night by Mark Messier for scoring over 600 goals

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/20/2006 at 2:28 PM


And Dom gets the start.

Side note: Ken was talking about the Penguins situtation, if a buyer cannot be found the penguins may be headed to Kansas City and the Wings could end up in the Eastern Conference

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/20/2006 at 7:08 PM


I just got back to turn on pregame. Dom gets the start? Come on, Babcock!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/20/2006 at 7:18 PM




What a save by Dom on Federov! <img src="" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" />

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/20/2006 at 7:53 PM


Heh, before I got a chance to bitch about that call, Schneids gets Detroit on the board, so all is forgiven.

And Dom comes up huge! I'll forgive him, too, if he makes up for Monday with a great game tonight.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/20/2006 at 7:53 PM


Sorry I stole your thunder, how are those North Stars doing?

And Nick puts us up by two!!!

Something to be said for our defenceman to be leading the team in goals

Oh review this!

Correction now Cleary leads the team in goals

What a play by Hasek! Absolutely took away that short handed chance!

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/20/2006 at 8:07 PM


<img src="" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" /> And MALTS gets one!

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/20/2006 at 8:47 PM


Interesting replay here, two goals on the same play but the legal one came second so it was overridden by the illegal one. Weird.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/20/2006 at 8:55 PM


Nick is an animal! <img src="" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":shocked:" border="0" alt="shocked.gif" />

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/20/2006 at 8:58 PM



WILLY makes it 5-0!

Norrena hit the Showers!

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/20/2006 at 9:38 PM


Yeah, that was a bad call on Dom but the one on Homer was worse. Not that it really matters at this point.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/20/2006 at 10:01 PM


AZZ Whoopin!!!! Dom is now the league leader in GAA and shutouts!

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/20/2006 at 10:04 PM


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