Red Wings Bounce Back Again in New York

For the second time in a week, the Detroit Red Wings scored rallied in the third period to pick up a 4-3 win in New York.

Last Tuesday, the Red Wings scored three times in the third period and once more in overtime to down the New York Islanders. Monday night, three third-period goals erased an early deficit and gave Detroit a win over the New York Rangers.

Jiri Hudler kick-started the comeback with a goal off a giveaway by sophomore Ranger netminder Henrik Lundqvist 2:31 into the third. Lundqvist attempted to play the puck behind the net but coughed up the puck, leaving Hudler free for a wraparound attempt that was stopped by the New York defense before Hudler put in the rebound.

With 9:06 remaining in the period, Robert Lang tied the game when Dan Cleary threw a backhander on net from the right point and Lang tapped it between Lundqvist's pads.

Henrik Zetterberg gave the Red Wings their first and only lead of the game with 7:24 remaining and Detroit on the power play. Pavel Datsyuk got the puck to Zetterberg at the top of the crease for a wrist shot into the back of the net to cap the game's scoring and Detroit's rally.

The Rangers had jumped out to an early lead on a high, hard wrist shot from the right circle by longtime Red Wing Brendan Shanahan just 2:18 into the game.

Only 13 seconds later, Michael Nylander stole the puck off goalie Dominik Hasek's stick when he tried to play it behind the net and poked it into the net, putting New York up by a pair.

Datsyuk pulled the Red Wings back to within one at 7:24 of the period, deflecting a long shot by Zetterberg past Lundqvist.

A power play goal with 5:36 remaining in the first would finish off the Rangers' scoring. Marcel Hossa beat Hasek with a wrist shot from the right circle that the Detroit netminder could have had.

A scoreless second period showed a glimpse of things to come, as the Red Wings' defense began to take control even with their offense not yet clicking.

Each team scored once on the power play. New York had three chances while Detroit was given four.

Hasek stopped 17 of the 20 shots he faced on the night. Lundqvist went 22-for-26 in the Rangers' net.

The Red Wings will be back home on Wednesday when they host the Phoenix Coyotes in the second of three games in three cities in four nights. On Thursday they will complete that stretch in St. Louis.


Notes: Andreas Lilja was a healthy scratch for the second-straight game since Mathieu Schneider returned from injury... The Red Wings are 9-1 against the Rangers in their last ten games. They have not allowed more than three goals in a game to the Rangers since December 17, 1993.

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Looks like most of the media is making a big deal about Shanny's first matchup against the Wings since deciding he didn't want to play for Babcock anymore... moving on to New York for political reasons... deciding that the youth of the Red Wings should take over. I'm interested in seeing whether or not the Wings' defense can shut him down but that's about it.

The first of three games in four nights for Detroit, we'll see how well they kick off the series. Osgood is expected to start one of the three but probably not tonight.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/5/2007 at 4:46 PM

 

Ugh, couple of mistakes right off the bat and Hasek had to come up big.

Has anyone said whether or not Avery is in the NYR lineup tonight?

Didn't take Shanny long to do some damage.

HASEK YOU f*ckING SACK OF sh*t! Get back in the net and that's a stop but you're out for a damn stroll!

Huge goal by Zetterberg! Smart timing with Datsyuk right at the edge of the crease.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/5/2007 at 7:22 PM

 

Dom... WTF was that?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/5/2007 at 7:36 PM

 

Crazy-ass period. Dom finally wakes up and comes up big in the final minute. We'll see if the Wings bounce back for the second.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/5/2007 at 7:47 PM

 

Hudler with the goal off an odd turnover! I'll be damned if that didn't look a lot like Hasek's move that led to New York's second goal.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/5/2007 at 8:57 PM

 

Holy sh*t! Cleary!

By phone, Catmandu says, "That's why you throw it at the net, you never know what'll happen."

Edit: I guess Lang did bang that in.

Power play goal! Way to go Zata!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/5/2007 at 9:15 PM

 

Hasek gave up a couple of soft goals early, but redeemed himself! Great Effort by the Wings! Great game to watch and bite your fingers nails on. Lang will have bad dreams tonight! The "post" <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" /> should get the 4th star for Rangers!


Looks like most of the media is making a big deal about Shanny's first matchup against the Wings since deciding he didn't want to play for Babcock anymore... moving on to New York for political reasons... deciding that the youth of the Red Wings should take over. I'm interested in seeing whether or not the Wings' defense can shut him down but that's about it.The first of three games in four nights for Detroit, we'll see how well they kick off the series. Osgood is expected to start one of the three but probably not tonight.


Do you think it was really about Shanny not wanting to play for Babs, or was there more to it! I'm curious cuz I thought Shanny would retire in HockeyTown.

Posted by skyguy52 on 2/5/2007 at 10:56 PM

 

Do you think it was really about Shanny not wanting to play for Babs, or was there more to it! I'm curious cuz I thought Shanny would retire in HockeyTown.


I'm pretty sure he was tired of having to play so defensively but that doesn't mean there was really a problem with him and Babcock. That's more just rumor than anything else.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/6/2007 at 12:08 AM

 

Hi everybody, Im back. Sorry i couldnt post for the last two monts...... Seeems like forever. I have been very busywith everything. how did the game end? I saw the first period and fell asleep because i was so bored with the wings performance. I thought that that was the worst performance i have ever seen by hasek in the first period. Nice goal by zetterburg. I was suprised that babcock didnt put joey mcdonald in after Hasek let in those three weak as goals, but that was entirley his fault because he had NO help.

Anyways it is good to be back and i hope that i can keep posting.

What happened to lang?????????

Posted by Redwings91 on 2/6/2007 at 10:25 AM

 

Hey guys I just got a quick question. My girlfriend loves shanahan and is a killer wings fan. but we both had to work last night and she was really upset that she didnt get to watch the game. I was surprised that she was actuallly in tears. Do any of you know if there is somewhere online that we could watch the game? It would mean a lot to both of us. thanks

Jay

Posted by 87firebird on 2/6/2007 at 4:45 PM

 

sure. Go to the link below and that should lead you to the highlights
http://www.detroitre...yer.jsp?id=5685. I tried to find a place to watch it to and this is as close as i could get

Sorry if this isnt what you were looking for

Posted by Redwings91 on 2/6/2007 at 4:53 PM

 

Eventually it might be available at

http://video.google....1...wings&hl=en

I know Google and the NHL have a deal in place to provide games but I don't know how long it takes for them to get posted or how long they're up for or anything.

ETA: I guess this specific game could also be found at http://video.google....m...o=1&start=0 if/when it's posted.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/6/2007 at 6:04 PM

 

I missed all of that??????? F*&king RHODE ISLAND BS!!!!!!!!!! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" /> <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" />

Posted by SYfanSD on 2/6/2007 at 7:50 PM

 

What did you miss? The game.

Posted by Redwings91 on 2/6/2007 at 8:05 PM

 

What did you miss? The game.


Heh.A thought from a previous post... I think Babcock kept Hasek in because of who he can be, not how he was playing. Osgood would have been pulled (it happened earlier this season). Over at Rodent's, they expected Hasek to get the hook. I have no faith in the winless-on-his-career MacDonald but that's just me.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/6/2007 at 9:29 PM

 

I leave here on Friday and have a total of four days to catch a game

Posted by SYfanSD on 2/7/2007 at 8:39 AM

 

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