Red Wings End Slide in Shootout

The Detroit Red Wings ended a three-game winless streak on Thursday, defeating the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 in a game decided by a shootout.

Henrik Zetterberg scored the only goal of the tiebreaker, slipping a backhander through the pads of Roberto Luongo on Detroit's second shot.

"Simple, yet brilliant," Luongo said of the goal. "He carried it on the forehand, slid it to the backhand, waited for me to open up and went five hole."

Dan Cleary scored both of the Red Wings' regulation goals, putting the team up by two before a Vancouver comeback.

With 1:44 left in the first period Cleary got the Red Wings on the board, tipping an Andreas Lilja shot from the point. The puck bounced down to the ice, up off Luongo's glove, and into the net.

Just 1:51 into the second he added another. Valtteri Filppula won a battle for the puck along the right wing boards, moved into the high slot, and worked it down low to Cleary in front of the net for a tip past Luongo.

The Canucks tied the game up before the end of the period.

With 4:39 left, Sami Salo fired a blast from the point. Dominik Hasek came out of the Detroit net to make the stop but the rebound came right to Henrik Sedin to put into the open net.

Markus Naslund evened things up with 1:52 remaining, spinning around a defender in the right circle and throwing the puck to the front of the net, where it deflected off of Brian Rafalski's skate and past Hasek.

Hasek finished the night with 26 saves on 28 shots. Luongo stopped 47 of Detroit's 49 chances.

Neither team scored on the power play. The Red Wings had three tries with the extra attacker while the Canucks had two.

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I won't be home for the game, but thanks to good, ol' fashioned VCR's I will catch up in a few days....hopefully.

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(Hopefully have a new name for Kronwall, also? XD)

Here's to wishing they'll win and Dr. Fil and PVD will score a goal!

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Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 1/16/2008 at 10:52 PM

 

Surprises could come at the morning skate but it looks like Downey remains in with Drake still out and Hasek gets the start.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/17/2008 at 7:45 AM

 

Surprises could come at the morning skate but it looks like Downey remains in with Drake still out and Hasek gets the start.


I predict that the Kroninator will open up the scoring with PP goal. Lidstrom and Datsyuk will get the assists.

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/17/2008 at 10:04 AM

 


Surprises could come at the morning skate but it looks like Downey remains in with Drake still out and Hasek gets the start.


I predict that the Kroninator will open up the scoring with PP goal. Lidstrom and Datsyuk will get the assists.

Hey "KRONINATOR"? How will the DOMINATOR feel about that? Can't have two "Nators" on the same team.Nope, no good. Lets try again.And whats wrong with KRONBALLS??

Posted by skyguy52 on 1/17/2008 at 7:14 PM

 

This should be a great mental test for the WINGS. They've lost their last 3 games, If I recall, another loss, will be the longest losing streak since before BABCOCK took over.

This should be interesting.

Posted by skyguy52 on 1/17/2008 at 7:27 PM

 

Ahh, I'd missed all those bad goalie inference calls on Holmstrom, it'd been too long.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/17/2008 at 7:45 PM

 

Great tip by Cleary, feels good to have the lead now.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/17/2008 at 8:13 PM

 

Nice Feed from Dr. Fil to CLEARY

LUONGO is p*ssed!

Posted by skyguy52 on 1/17/2008 at 8:36 PM

 

Cleary with another one! Smart, smart play by Filppula to work it down low.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/17/2008 at 8:36 PM

 

Wings got back on their heels and it gives the Canucks the chance to get back in the game. No panic yet but the next one is big.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/17/2008 at 8:58 PM

 

That was garbage! At least it went on our favor

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/17/2008 at 9:01 PM

 

Who is the second best goaltender in the game?

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

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/17/2008 at 9:03 PM

 

That's bullsh*t!

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/17/2008 at 9:04 PM

 

What bad luck for Rafalski. Off the post at one end and off his skate at the other.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/17/2008 at 9:05 PM

 

Had there been any rebound on that Datsyuk chance, it's in the net with Homer on the doorstep. Good job by Luongo to hold on.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/17/2008 at 9:07 PM

 

Did I hear 32-17 SOG?

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/17/2008 at 9:10 PM

 

Homer was just robbed by Luongo.

Cleary will go for the Hat Trick.

Posted by skyguy52 on 1/17/2008 at 9:32 PM

 

Did I hear 32-17 SOG?


Yes, but as usual most of the WINGS shots were 30-40 feeters, angle shots that Roberto will stop every time.The WINGS need to put some pressure in front of Luongo to win this.

Posted by skyguy52 on 1/17/2008 at 9:34 PM

 

Homer was just robbed by Luongo.Cleary will go for the Hat Trick.


CLEARY was Just ABSOLUTELY robbed by LUONGO!Dawg, diggity DOG

Posted by skyguy52 on 1/17/2008 at 9:36 PM

 

Cook is a marked man.

Posted by skyguy52 on 1/17/2008 at 9:41 PM

 

Nice play by DOM to draw the interference call on Naslund.

Posted by skyguy52 on 1/17/2008 at 9:45 PM

 

Gotta leave for a late soccer game. I'd feel a lot better with the Wings up by a pair right now.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/17/2008 at 9:52 PM

 

Good end-to-end action.

Officiating has been noteworthy as well, given as physical as both teams have played.

Still would like to see CLEARY rewarded!

Posted by skyguy52 on 1/17/2008 at 9:53 PM

 

Goin to O.T.

CLEARY can still do it -- Be the Hero!

Posted by skyguy52 on 1/17/2008 at 10:02 PM

 

What a break for the WINGS -- delay of game by LUONGO.

Power Play!

Posted by skyguy52 on 1/17/2008 at 10:07 PM

 

Really prefer not to go to a shoot-out against Luongo

WINGS gotta do it NOW.

Posted by skyguy52 on 1/17/2008 at 10:09 PM

 

SHOOT OUT!

Cleary's gotta be one of the shooters.

Posted by skyguy52 on 1/17/2008 at 10:12 PM

 

DOMINATOR!

Hot Diggity DAWG

Posted by skyguy52 on 1/17/2008 at 10:18 PM

 

Really pleased to see the WINGS play out of slide they were in.

Posted by skyguy52 on 1/17/2008 at 10:21 PM

 

Pretty solid game overall. Very important to come out of the slump before going out west.

Dom played big in the shootout.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/17/2008 at 11:51 PM

 

As usual Zata is the man!

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/18/2008 at 1:23 PM

 

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