Late Goals Lift Red Wings over Stars

Three goals on their final three shots helped lift the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-1 win over the Dallas Stars Wednesday night.

Dallas rookie netminder Mike Smith stopped the first 29 shots he faced on the night but it wasn't enough to earn the win.

It took an incredible pass from Henrik Zetterberg to Pavel Datsyuk just to get Detroit on the board. With 8:46 remaining in the third, Zetterberg carried the puck behind the net and delayed until Smith moved from post to post before backhanding a pass between his legs out front to Datsyuk, who banged the puck into the open side of the net.

With 4:36 remaining, Zetterberg would get a goal of his own to put the Wings out front, drifting with the puck from the right circle into the slot and whipping a shot past Smith with Tomas Homlmstrom providing a screen.

Mathieu Schneider would add an empty net goal.

Making his first start since January 26, Detroit goalie Chris Osgood stopped 17 of 18 Dallas shots, with Mike Ribeiro picking up the lone goal against at 6:34 of the second.

With the Stars on a power play, Osgood came out of the net to cut down the angle on a Stephane Robidas shot. Jussi Jokinen defelcted the puck over to Ribeiro who had an open net to put the puck into.

The goal was the game's only power play goal. Dallas had three tries with the extra attacker while Detroit had one.

Following Nashville's 5-0 win over the San Jose Sharks, the win leaves the Red Wings one point behind the Predators in the standings. Detroit's next chance to gain ground will be Saturday night in Phoenix, with Dominik Hasek expected to return to the lineup.

Comment on this Article

User Comments

Osgood gets the start...

http://www.detnews.c.../702140451/1128

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/14/2007 at 5:04 PM

 

Quiet in here tonight.

Amazing pass by Zetterberg on the (hopefully first) Detroit goal. Looks like it's going to take something insane to get another past Smith. Thankfully, Osgood's been solid in his first game back.

Zata does it again! What a screen by Homer, teetering on the edge of the goal crease.

Schneider with the ENG. Even without a goalie, tough to get a goal on Dallas. Wow.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/14/2007 at 10:56 PM

 

Yeah Wings! The Zetts/Dats/Homs line looked great tonight! Great passing AND they looked determined in the 3rd period again --- A good sign! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/laugh.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":lol:" border="0" alt="laugh.png" /> <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/laugh.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":lol:" border="0" alt="laugh.png" /> On to sunny Phoenix to make Gretsky wish he was playing instead of coaching!

Hey--Hey--Hey! I reached GRINDER fame .... Gawd now I have to decide whether I should come out of retirement ....hehehehe <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" />

Posted by skyguy52 on 2/14/2007 at 11:26 PM

 

Just goes to show you all the Wings have is Hank, Dats, and Homer.

Which is not going to be enough to go all the way.

Doan has resigned for WAY too much money, so I guess we can still hold our breath

for someone from St. Louis or Florida

Posted by gos03 on 2/15/2007 at 9:16 AM

 

Just goes to show you all the Wings have is Hank, Dats, and Homer.Which is not going to be enough to go all the way.Doan has resigned for WAY too much money, so I guess we can still hold our breath for someone from St. Louis or Florida


I agree -- the Zetts/Dats/Homs Line is NOT going to be Enough to get out of the first round. Several of the Wings need to pick it up -- specifically forwards FRANZEN, FILPULLA, MALTBY & the blue liners KRONWALL, MARKOV & LEBDA had better do some soul searching. <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/laugh.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":lol:" border="0" alt="laugh.png" />

Posted by skyguy52 on 2/15/2007 at 10:41 PM

 

Related Links

 

Advanced Forum Search

Current Forum Discussions

Forgot Your Password?