Red Wings Beat Flames for Road Trip Sweep

The Detroit Red Wings defeated the Calgary Flames 4-1 Thursday night, completing the team's first sweep of a road trip through western Canada since the Flames moved to Calgary from Atlanta for the 1980-81 season.

Goaltender Chris Osgood led the team to the three wins in Vancouver, Edmonton, and Calgary, allowing just four goals on the trip.

The final goal of that set was the first goal of Thursday's matchup.

At 5:28 of the first period, Jarome Iginla beat Nicklas Lidstrom to the puck as it came off the right wing boards in the Detroit end. Iginla turned a rush with Alex Tanguay into a two-on-one and drew in Brian Rafalski and Osgood before passing over to Tanguay to put into the open net.

Jiri Hudler got the Red Wings on the board at the 9:11 mark with a power play goal and Henrik Zetterberg's first of two goals put Detroit out front just 1:33 later.

Hudler's goal came off tic-tac-toe passing from Mikael Samuelsson and Brett Lebda. Samuelsson sent the puck along the blue line to Lebda at the left point, who moved it down to the right circle for a one-timer by Hudler past goalie Miikka Kiprusoff.

Zetterberg scored on a bouncing puck one-timer from the left circle, set up when Pavel Datsyuk grabbed the rebound of a blast by Lidstrom and shoveled it on to Zetterberg.

Dan Cleary added to the Red Wings' lead 5:24 into the second. The rebound of a Lidstrom shot was left sitting at the top of the crease and Cleary jumped in from the top of the left circle to grab it. Moving to the right, he waited for Kiprusoff to be out of position before flipping the puck into the net.

Zetterberg rounded out the game's scoring with a power play goal with 6:42 remaining in the game, whipping the rebound of a Datsyuk shot past Kiprusoff with Tomas Holmstrom providing a screen.

Detroit's two power play goals were scored on three chances with the extra attacker. Calgary was held without a goal on their seven power play tries, including 38 seconds of a five-on-three.

Osgood stopped 26 of the 27 Calgary shots en route to the win. Kiprusoff made 22 saves on 26 Detroit chances.

Zetterberg's goals extended his point-scoring streak to fourteen games since the start of the season. That mark ties the Red Wings' franchise record for point-scoring streak to start a season.

He'll look to extend the streak next Wednesday when the Red Wings return home to host the Nashville Predators.


Notes: Johan Franzen left the game and did not return after taking a puck to the face... The Red Wings were still without Niklas Kronwall, who sat out with a sore groin.

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Fans in the Eastern Time Zone get a break tonight, as the Wings close out their western Canadian road trip with a relatively early game, a 6:00 start in Calgary (8:00 for those of us back East).

Niklas Kronwall and Dominik Hasek are both still out. Johan Franzen and Dallas Drake are both back in. No expected lineup changes from Tuesday against Edmonton.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/1/2007 at 9:54 AM

 

I've got a 7:30 soccer game so I'll be doing the DVR catch-up thing again tonight. See you guys for the second period.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/1/2007 at 6:40 PM

 

Time is 19:19 and the first thing I notice on the ticker is that 'Lidsrom' has joined the wings roster on defensive pairings.

XD Geez. So much for the captain. XD

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I've been so entertained by that that I haven't paid much attention to the game yet. <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" />

17:23 now.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 11/1/2007 at 8:12 PM

 

Well, seeing as how I am always late when posting, it's been 1-0 Calgary for several minutes now. XD

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Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 11/1/2007 at 8:20 PM

 

WOOO!

Tied at one thanks to Jiri Hudler on the powerplay! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" />

(won't get very descriptive folks until Clark gets back)

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 11/1/2007 at 8:25 PM

 

That wasn't long and Zetterburg puts one on the board as his streak continues.

I believed the commentators said he tied the club record? Wasn't really listening.

Blah. The Wings need to get Calgary out of their zone.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 11/1/2007 at 8:28 PM

 

Umm, thanks to my crappy internet, the penalty kill is over now but Kopecky was in the box for holding.

edit;; soon as I posted that Maltby is in there for hooking, I think I heard. <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" />

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 11/1/2007 at 8:38 PM

 

Rebound goal.I think it was Cleary. (FYI, homework and hockey games don't mix)

Franzen hit in the face, I think he's bleeding. Like I said, homework = no no.

And yes, I like making up excuses for me missing things. <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" />

edit;; Johan Franzen hit in the face with a deflected puck, it seems to be pretty bad.

Penalty to Detroit. Little scrabble giong on.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 11/1/2007 at 9:09 PM

 

5 on 3 over after a penalty for too many men on the ice.

Thank god that nightmare is finished!

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 11/1/2007 at 9:31 PM

 

Okay, I was wrong, took until the end of the second to get caught up. Forgot to take travel time into account.

The Wings have been doing a good job of limiting the Flames' shots but Osgood's had to come up big down low a couple times.

Good to see Zata's streak continue, always fun to see history being made.

The 5-on-3 kill was huge.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/1/2007 at 9:36 PM

 

(Learn from mistakes, eh?)

Yay! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" /> Even though it was fun attempting to be a commentator, I don't plan on doing it seeing as I give a bad name to all commentators everywhere. <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" />

(Plus I forgot about posting)

XD

Looking good for the Wings so far. I wonder if Franzen will make it back tonight like they were saying or is he already back and I missed it?

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 11/1/2007 at 9:58 PM

 

Flames are really buzzing. Not good.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/1/2007 at 9:59 PM

 

What a game, Ozzie is solid and Z is on fire! <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 11/1/2007 at 10:00 PM

 

Ref's hurt. That was scary-looking.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/1/2007 at 10:00 PM

 

Do we play the Habs this year? I hope so!

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/1/2007 at 10:00 PM

 

Nevermind. Nasty fall. XD Ignore my ignorance.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 11/1/2007 at 10:01 PM

 

Good to see the ref's okay, hopefully the stoppage slowed down the Flames' momentum.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/1/2007 at 10:02 PM

 

That is why we wear helmets! Of course if it would have been Kerry Fraser the hairspay would have saved him!

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/1/2007 at 10:02 PM

 

Do we play the Habs this year? I hope so!


Wings @ Habs - 12/4

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/1/2007 at 10:04 PM

 

Huge stop by Osgood! Great luck, too.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/1/2007 at 10:06 PM

 

Thanks Clark, I was having trouble looking at the schedule, the old reboot fixed the issue. For Stormo the Habs are next! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/shocked.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":shocked:" border="0" alt="shocked.gif" />

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/1/2007 at 10:06 PM

 

Ozzie!

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/1/2007 at 10:07 PM

 

That was a nice breakaway by Homer and Dats!

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/1/2007 at 10:11 PM

 

Power play goal! Way to go Zata!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/1/2007 at 10:13 PM

 

ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ SCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCOOOOOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEE! I love when Ken says that!

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/1/2007 at 10:13 PM

 

Hat trick for Zetterburg?

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Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 11/1/2007 at 10:20 PM

 

Sweep!

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/1/2007 at 10:24 PM

 

So... Goalie controversy? <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/shocked.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":shocked:" border="0" alt="shocked.gif" />

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/1/2007 at 10:25 PM

 

WOO! Wings are truly the greatest.

And some other good news, Mathieu Schneider is back! <33

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 11/1/2007 at 10:26 PM

 

Ozzie is looking like he did in the 98 cup run

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/2/2007 at 11:44 PM

 

Ozzie is looking like he did in the 98 cup run


Sources say Hasek is targeted to come back on wednesday... I say let him sit til Osgood loses! 7-0? that's amazing. and it's the best in the league.Not only that but he's doing wonders for my fantasy team!

Posted by drwmike33 on 11/4/2007 at 1:30 AM

 

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