Osgood, Red Wings Blank Kings

The Detroit Red Wings and goaltender Chris Osgood shut out the Los Angles Kings Tuesday night, with Detroit cruising to a 3-0 victory.

Osgood stopped 27 shots en route to his third shutout of the season and the 46th of his career. The win moved him past Rogie Vachon for sole possession of 15th place in all-time career wins.

Detroit scored one goal each period on the offensive side of the game.

Tomas Holmstrom got the Red Wings on the board at 6:57 of the first. Rushing into the Los Angeles zone, Pavel Datsyuk stepped around Dustin Brown on the left wing and threw the puck out front for Holmstrom to one-time past goalie Jason Labarbara.

Strong defensive play by Matt Ellis led to Detroit's second goal with 5:13 left in the middle period.

Ellis forced the puck loose along the left wing boards in the Detroit end and Mikael Samuelsson picked it up, racing down the ice almost alone. Just as Rob Blake caught up with him, he snapped a shot into the top corner over Labarbara's glove.

Johan Franzen finished the scoring at 2:55 of the third. A Samuelsson shot went wide of the net and off the back boards, coming back to Franzen at the side of the crease. He pulled it back in front of the goal between his own legs and jammed it across the goal line.

Labarbara made 24 saves on 27 Detroit shots on the night.

No power play goals were scored, with the Red Wings having three opportunities with the extra attacker and the Kings having two.


Notes: Henrik Zetterberg sat out with a sore back. Matt Ellis was in the lineup in his place... Chris Chelios also sat out, with Derek Meech taking his spot in the lineup.

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News out of LA today is that Henrik Zetterberg will miss the game with more back spasms. He sat out today's skate, as did Mikael Samuelsson (flu).

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/21/2008 at 8:27 PM

 

DetroitRedWings.com says that Ken Kal reports Zetterberg will officially miss tonight's game.

If Dallas Drake is still out, this means Matt Ellis will be in against LA.

Zetterberg's status for tomorrow against Anaheim and the All-Star Game this weekend is unknown.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/22/2008 at 1:40 PM

 

Awwww, I hope poor Zatta (they spelled it that way in the Free Press) makes it . ): Missing out two years in a row? That's just sad.

(I'm liking the DFHL avtar things <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 1/22/2008 at 6:23 PM

 

Awwww, I hope poor Zatta (they spelled it that way in the Free Press) makes it . ): Missing out two years in a row? That's just sad.(I'm liking the DFHL avtar things <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" /> )


What are these DFHL avatars you mention. Are they the ones shown on the left side of the page?Just wondering, because I have seen other "avatars" posted here but I have no idea how to access such things.

Posted by skyguy52 on 1/22/2008 at 7:32 PM

 

What are these DFHL avatars you mention. Are they the ones shown on the left side of the page?Just wondering, because I have seen other "avatars" posted here but I have no idea how to access such things.


More info is at http://forums.detroi...?showtopic=1688 but the basic idea is that I modified the forums to show a second avatar for GMs in the DFHL to designate their team in that league. Mine's a North Stars logo because that's my team. It (currently) appears under the member title. Click on it and it'll take you to the North Stars section of the DFHL site.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/22/2008 at 7:46 PM

 


What are these DFHL avatars you mention. Are they the ones shown on the left side of the page?Just wondering, because I have seen other "avatars" posted here but I have no idea how to access such things.


More info is at http://forums.detroi...?showtopic=1688 but the basic idea is that I modified the forums to show a second avatar for GMs in the DFHL to designate their team in that league. Mine's a North Stars logo because that's my team. It (currently) appears under the member title. Click on it and it'll take you to the North Stars section of the DFHL site.

OK, thanks. I guess I haven't fully understood the DFHL aspect of your site. Still not sure what it involves for sure, but I will go to the link you provided and check it out.

Posted by skyguy52 on 1/22/2008 at 8:59 PM

 

OK, thanks. I guess I haven't fully understood the DFHL aspect of your site. Still not sure what it involves for sure, but I will go to the link you provided and check it out.


It's a simulated fantasy hockey league. Rather than being based on actual scores from NHL games, players are rated based on their NHL performance and those ratings determine how they play in simulated games. It's kind of like a video game where all you see is the result.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/22/2008 at 9:39 PM

 


OK, thanks. I guess I haven't fully understood the DFHL aspect of your site. Still not sure what it involves for sure, but I will go to the link you provided and check it out.


It's a simulated fantasy hockey league. Rather than being based on actual scores from NHL games, players are rated based on their NHL performance and those ratings determine how they play in simulated games. It's kind of like a video game where all you see is the result.

K, thanks, sounds interesting and fun.

Posted by skyguy52 on 1/22/2008 at 10:21 PM

 

Good call getting Meech into the lineup tonight and saving Chelios for Anaheim.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/22/2008 at 10:42 PM

 

Wings look a little bit like they're sitting back to start the game. Or the Kings just have more jump. Not good to see but it's early.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/22/2008 at 10:47 PM

 

That makes me feel better. Great pass by Datsyuk.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/22/2008 at 10:51 PM

 

Datsyuk's brilliance continues to amaze. Great fee to Homer who finishes it.

Posted by skyguy52 on 1/22/2008 at 10:51 PM

 

Why did I give KRONWALL the nick name KRONBALLS?

That hit he just laid on the KING is the reason why.

He's not terribly big in size, but he sure has Balls, and hits with reckless abandon.

Tells me he has "balls"

Posted by skyguy52 on 1/22/2008 at 10:58 PM

 

Not a bad first period, Wings got some momentum going and killed off a dangerous-looking LA power play.

Damn West Coast games, I'm ready for bed right now.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/22/2008 at 11:13 PM

 

What a shot by Samuelsson. Labarbara couldn't even react.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/22/2008 at 11:52 PM

 

Things are getting chippy in the game's final minutes. At this point, I'm just looking for the Wings to play a fast game and get out of here healthy. And let me go to bed, I'm tired.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/23/2008 at 12:40 AM

 

CLEARY and KRONWELL continue to improve.

CLEARY just out-muscled the KING off the puck behind the KING net.

Great work all the way around tonight.

Very proud of this team right now.

Posted by skyguy52 on 1/23/2008 at 12:49 AM

 

Always great to see Osgood with the shutout. Bounced back from those couple losses pretty well. We should next see him at the All-Star game.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/23/2008 at 12:53 AM

 

Didn't want to leave out Osgood's great play tonight, especially in the first period. HE stopped some great KING shots on net.

Its on to ANAHEIM and Disney Land.

Posted by skyguy52 on 1/23/2008 at 1:03 AM

 

<img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" /> I saw the first two periods, have yet to watch the third.

First thing I noticed was some very ugly jersies on the Kings' side. D: They looked like....grizzly bears on ice skates. (WHY are they so dark?)

And second...what an awesome goal by Sammy <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" />

Woo, go Mule! <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 Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 1/23/2008 at 3:19 PM

 

I missed this one, was it good?

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/25/2008 at 11:52 PM

 

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