Red Wings Down Blue Jackets in Shootout

The Detroit Red Wings ended their three-game losing streak on Sunday night, defeating the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-4 in a shootout.

Pavel Datsyuk, Jiri Hudler, and Johan Franzen scored in the tiebreaker for the Red Wings. Franzen's goal was the game-winner, coming in the fifth round before Chris Osgood stopped David Vyborny on Columbus' chance to extend the game.

Most of the game's goals came on the power play.

Duvie Westcott got Columbus on the board with a power play goal with 9:31 remaining in the first period but the Red Wings even things up with a Nicklas Lidstrom goal 4:27 later while skating five-on-three.

Tomas Holmstrom tipped a Lidstrom shot past goalie Pascal Leclaire for a power play goal just 26 seconds later and Sergei Fedorov tied things up again on a two-man advantage at 40 seconds into the second period.

Brett Lebda scored the game's first even-strength goal at 1:42 of the second, a rifled shot from the left circle.

Rick Nash pulled the Blue Jackets back into a tie after a gaffe by Chris Osgood with Columbus on the power play late in the second. Osgood played the puck behind the net and had to scramble to get back in front to make a stop. The rebound came to Nash and Osgood couldn't get in position to make the stop with 5:34 remaining.

The teams traded even-strength goals in the third period. Nikolai Zherdev put the rebound of a shot by Nash past Osgood with 6:09 remaining and Datsyuk evened things up with 4:50 left, picking up the puck after his own blocked shot and roofing it over Leclaire.

Osgood stopped 36 of a season-high 40 shots against. Leclaire made 31 saves on 35 shots against.

The Red Wings were two-for-three on the power play while the Blue Jackets scored on three of their five chances with the extra attacker.


Notes: Leclaire left the game for 3:07 in the second period to be lectured by Columbus head coach Ken Hitchcock. Fredrik Norrena faced no shots in that time.

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After three losses in a row we should be extremely hungry for a win going into Columbus. Good thing Ozzie is getting the start.

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/18/2007 at 2:11 PM

 

It figures that Direct TV would shaft me with FSN Ohio

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/18/2007 at 5:04 PM

 

Crap, down one to nothing, let's go boys!

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/18/2007 at 5:28 PM

 

And just like that we have the lead with back to back powerplay goals!

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/18/2007 at 5:52 PM

 

I got a late start of the game and didn't get caught up until just now. Nice to see the Wings power play clicking but the PK needs to be big with a long five-on-three on fresh ice coming up.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/18/2007 at 5:54 PM

 

Clark!!! Glad you could join us! I know you have a big day in the DFHL.

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/18/2007 at 5:55 PM

 

;_; I am having the worst luck this weekend, so I had no idea there was a game on today.

Who scored the goals so far?

(See I told you, I typed that and Fedorov scores. ._.)

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 11/18/2007 at 6:03 PM

 

Norrena in? Weird call there.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/18/2007 at 6:07 PM

 

And Leclaire is back. Hrm.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/18/2007 at 6:11 PM

 

Who scored the goals so far?


As much as I hate NHL.com, they're good for that.http://www.nhl.com/s...08/GS020288.HTM

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/18/2007 at 6:19 PM

 

Dumbass move by Lilja.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/18/2007 at 6:25 PM

 

Not saying it should have been, but if Novotny was Holmstrom, that would have been a goalie interference call. First mistake Osgood has made all season.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/18/2007 at 6:29 PM

 

Dumbass move by Lilja.


(Thank you for the site)And when does he not do that? Not very often, that's when.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 11/18/2007 at 6:32 PM

 

And now it is tied again! Can we get a decent brake?

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/18/2007 at 6:38 PM

 

Oh my god. Datsyuk. What a move.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/18/2007 at 7:21 PM

 

Oh my god. Datsyuk. What a move.


Took the thoughts out of my head. <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/cursing.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":cursing:" border="0" alt="cursing.gif" />He's scored some off-the-wall goals this season. But I'm not complaining <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/shocked.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":shocked:" border="0" alt="shocked.gif" />

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 11/18/2007 at 7:23 PM

 

Hold on for the point. Now lets try for another.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/18/2007 at 7:28 PM

 

Last 5-10 seconds were scary.

Especially the last save by Osgood. Was terrified for a second there.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 11/18/2007 at 7:28 PM

 

Holy hell, this overtime has been insane.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/18/2007 at 7:34 PM

 

wtf, Osgood.

That was lame.

lmao, my brother just screamed, "MORE LIKE OSBAD!"

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 11/18/2007 at 7:42 PM

 

Holy carps.

He blocked Fedorov???

WOO! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/cursing.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":cursing:" border="0" alt="cursing.gif" />

Goodbye, 3 game losing streak.

Hello, win over Columbus. <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 Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 11/18/2007 at 7:44 PM

 

Osgood's worst game of the season but he came up huge with those last two stops in the shootout.

I'll take the two points however they come but I still hate the shootout as a way to decide games. Exciting as hell, great highlight-maker, shouldn't be used to decide games.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/18/2007 at 9:54 PM

 

I'm just happy to get the W, that game was really p*ssing me off

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/19/2007 at 8:39 AM

 

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