Osgood, Red Wings Blank Blues

Goaltender Chris Osgood stopped all twelve shots he faced Wednesday night, leading the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-0 victory over the St. Louis Blues.

The Red Wings got on the board early and never gave the Blues room to work.

Henrik Zetterberg opened the game's scoring just 22 seconds in, six seconds into a Detroit power play. Zetterberg won an offensive-zone draw and the puck came to Brian Rafalski at the point. Rafalski sent it down low to Tomas Holmstrom and Holmstrom sent a blind backhand pass across the crease to Zetterberg who put it into the open side of the net.

The Red Wings would add a second power play goal at 5:16 of the second.

A Dan Cleary shot from the slot was blocked by defenseman Eric Brewer and the puck bounced out into the right circle. Mikael Samuellson jumped up from the point, faked a shot, and then rifled the puck past St. Louis netminder Manny Legace.

Cleary added a goal of his own with 5:47 left in the period, picking up a bouncing puck at the St. Louis blue line and skating in all alone on Legace, putting a shot through him to close out the game's scoring.

The former Red Wing Legace finished the night with 35 saves on Detroit's 38 shots.

Detroit went two-for-eleven on the power play while the Blues were held without a goal on their three tries with the extra attacker.

The Red Wings return to the ice on Thursday when they visit the Nashville Predators in a Thanksgiving Day matchup.


Notes: Tomas Kopecky left the game with a shoulder injury in the second period and did not return.

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The Highlander reports that Chris Osgood will get the start on Wednesday.

I'm telling you, Hasek is the #1 in name only.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/20/2007 at 4:13 PM

 

So are we taking bets? Hasek is on the All-Star ballot, you must be mistaken...

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/20/2007 at 10:44 PM

 

Hasek on the All-Star ballot that was decided before the start of the season. Miikka Kiprusoff is on there and he's currently 31st in GAA in the league. Martin Havlat, who's played all of one game this season, is on the Western Conference ballot.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/20/2007 at 11:39 PM

 

Oh nice. Wings on the board early with a pretty power play goal.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/21/2007 at 7:41 PM

 

Overall... Kind of a slow period as far as play goes. The longer they keep the Blues off the board, the better, so no complaints so far.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/21/2007 at 8:19 PM

 

Wings need to score on more of these power plays, they're calling the weak stuff tonight so it'll eventually come back to bite them.

Huge stop by Osgood! That's what Hasek wasn't giving last week.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/21/2007 at 8:33 PM

 

The Wings get their goal and then go right on the PK. Cheap calls abound. Mickey loves it. <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" />

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/21/2007 at 8:40 PM

 

Ouch, Lebda takes a stick to the face. I agree with Ken, didn't seem intentional, but it doesn't make it hurt any less. Good thing he looked relatively okay.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/21/2007 at 9:42 PM

 

SHUTOUT <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 11/21/2007 at 9:58 PM

 

Yep, nice to get the shutout. Solid game all around. Cheap calls helped them out early, it all combines for an important win.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/21/2007 at 10:00 PM

 

RED WINGS' play showed what they can do when clicking on all cylinders -- shutting down the BLUES in almost every category. Skating, shooting, passing, fore and back checking were all well done by the WINGERS. The shut-out has to make OZZIE feel really good as well. That said, I'm hoping to see HASEK regain his poise as well.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING ALL!!!!! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.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 skyguy52 on 11/22/2007 at 10:05 AM

 

RED WINGS' play showed what they can do when clicking on all cylinders -- shutting down the BLUES in almost every category. Skating, shooting, passing, fore and back checking were all well done by the WINGERS. The shut-out has to make OZZIE feel really good as well. That said, I'm hoping to see HASEK regain his poise as well.HAPPY THANKSGIVING ALL!!!!! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" /> <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" />


Well said! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" />& Happy Thanksgiving to you, too. [Though I believe Canada's Thanksgiving is in Oct.?]

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 11/22/2007 at 1:02 PM

 

Late Entry:

Glad to see Ozzie get the shutout

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/25/2007 at 12:39 PM

 

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