Red Wings Rebound but Fall to Oilers in Shootout

The Detroit Red Wings rallied from a 2-0 deficit in the third period to take a late 3-2 lead Tuesday night but were unable to hold on, falling to the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 in a shootout.

The point earned was just Detroit's third in the last ten games, a slump that coincides with injuries to most of their defensemen.

Rookie Jonathan Ericsson, in the lineup to fill in on the depleted blueline, started Detroit's comeback at 5:42 of the third period.

With the Red Wings on the power play, Valtteri Filppula sent a pass from the bottom of the left faceoff circe to Ericsson up high for a one-timer that found its way through Edmonton goalie Mathieu Garon.

Pavel Datsyuk added a second power play goal with 7:42 left in regulation, rifling a shot from the left circle over Garon's shoulder.

Detroit took the lead with 2:16 remaining on a Valtteri Filppula goal. A stretch pass from Brett Lebda sprung Filppula into the Edmonton zone. Unable to control the puck quickly, he was left to throw a shot on net from an acute angle but it found a way into the net.

The Oilers tied the game back up with 29 seconds left, when Fernando Pisani lifted a rebound over Detroit netminder Chris Osgood in a goal-mouth scramble.

Robert Nilsson scored the only goal of the shootout to win the game for Edmonton, putting a shot past Osgood's glove in the third round of the tiebreaker.

The Oilers had opened the scoring at 2:54 of the second period. Osgood scrambled to make a series of saves but Tom Gilbert was left open at the bottom of the left circle to take a pass and lift a shot into the net.

Geoff Sanderson extended the lead at 1:44 of the third, taking an outlet pass from Jarret Stoll and catching Ericsson flat-footed at the Detroit blueline to race in alone on Osgood and put a shot between his pads.

Osgood finished the night with 26 saves on 29 shots. Garon stopped 40 of 43 Detroit chances.

Detroit's recently-struggling power play made good on two of seven opportunities while the Oilers went one-for-six.


Notes: Trade deadline acquisition Brad Stuart was not in the Detroit lineup.

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Osgood gets the start with the Griff... er... Red Wings in Edmonton. Newcomer Brad Stuart will not make the trip so the same defense will take the ice as did on Saturday in Vancouver.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/26/2008 at 8:57 PM

 

I like this strategy <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" />


Since the WINGS are playing in Edmonton tonight, and we acquired Maltby from the Oilers several years ago, unless he scores at least a point tonight, why don't we just leave him out there ---- we tell him after the game, thanks for his years of service, but since he has contributed little the last 3 years or so --- we're paying his plane ticket back to Edmonton --- and will be shipping the rest of his stuff in a couple of weeks? <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" />


Maybe we should hire a hitman. Wings get nothing for two powerplays early in the 1st. Hopefully this is not a repeat of the Vancouver game. But I doubt it. Edmonton doesn't seem like it's doing much (right now) to me.edit;; My opinion is now changed <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" /> (you can not sway me on the Maltby thing, though)Maybe we'll just give him to the Oilers at the end of the first, free of charge!

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 2/26/2008 at 9:21 PM

 

That was...insane! Wow, I was very pleased with Osgood there. Too bad they still scored.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 2/26/2008 at 10:04 PM

 

Where the hell was the defense there? Osgood was all over the place but Lilja was just standing there.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/26/2008 at 10:04 PM

 

Where the hell was the defense there? Osgood was all over the place but Lilja was just standing there.


That's basically Lilja for you. Maybe they could drop him off in Edmonton, too. But they wouldn't have to send his stuff over later ...<img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" />

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 2/26/2008 at 10:06 PM

 

IMO DATS doesn't get near the credit he deserves as being a two-way player. His ability to take away pucks from opponents is really good.

Posted by skyguy52 on 2/26/2008 at 10:30 PM

 

Bah, I'd rather see a Griffin get burned like that than a Red Wing. At least Ericsson has an excuse.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/26/2008 at 10:57 PM

 

The big rookie gets his first! Way to go Ericsson!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/26/2008 at 11:03 PM

 

sssccccooooorrrrrrreeeeeeee!! Power Play! Way to go rookie. Ericsson.

Posted by skyguy52 on 2/26/2008 at 11:05 PM

 

MALTBY and/or DRAPER could both redeem themselves tonight.

MALTBY just had a golden opportunity, but couldn't find the puck.

I hope he heard me earlier about leaving him in EDMONTON after tonight's game.

Posted by skyguy52 on 2/26/2008 at 11:10 PM

 

Tie game! Finally, the power play is clicking!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/26/2008 at 11:17 PM

 

Ya know ..... the one dimensional play of MALTBY and DRAPER is rather mundane.

If either of them would take the ice with anything but a checking line mentality .... as in ..... maybe, just maybe, I CAN SCORE a goal, I would have a better opinion of them.

Posted by skyguy52 on 2/26/2008 at 11:21 PM

 

Dr. Fil is back!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/26/2008 at 11:27 PM

 

Meech's play has been outstanding. Nice rush by Zetterberg and the pass to Meech.

Zetterberg is great carrying the puck, stick handling with one hand, and warding off opponents with the other arm.

Posted by skyguy52 on 2/26/2008 at 11:28 PM

 

I had a bad feeling when Lilja went to the box.

And it was p*ssin Pisani ....

Posted by skyguy52 on 2/26/2008 at 11:33 PM

 

Anyone surprised that penalty was on Lilja? I can't wait until Stuart puts him in the damn pressbox.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/26/2008 at 11:33 PM

 

Anyone surprised that penalty was on Lilja? I can't wait until Stuart puts him in the damn pressbox.


Its not the first time, nor will it be the last, the Lilja's sloppy play, errant passes, missed checks cost a goal and/or a game.

Posted by skyguy52 on 2/26/2008 at 11:35 PM

 

Maltby almost made you guys eat your words <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 2/26/2008 at 11:41 PM

 

MALTBY is REALLY trying to score a goal .... he must have heard me earlier.

ITS ABOUT DAMN TIME KIRK!!!

Posted by skyguy52 on 2/26/2008 at 11:42 PM

 

This has been a hell of a game.

Until Ericsson's goal, it didn't seem like the redwings were playing with very much passion...It was like they didn't care that they could potentially lose again.

Then...they started to look like the redwings that are 1st in the league.

Thank God for Brad Stuart.

Posted by drwmike33 on 2/26/2008 at 11:43 PM

 

Maltby almost made you guys eat your words <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" />


Yeah, but ALMOST is like the umpteenth time DRAPER fans on a shot, or overskates a pass or a rebound, or otherwise misses a GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY.Like I said, If MALTS doesn't score tonight, Leave him in EDMONTON!.

Posted by skyguy52 on 2/26/2008 at 11:44 PM

 

And we go to the damned shootout. Holy crap.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/26/2008 at 11:44 PM

 

And we go to the damned shootout. Holy crap.


Should Babs give the puck to DRAPER or MALTS in the shoot-out?/ lol

Posted by skyguy52 on 2/26/2008 at 11:45 PM

 

f*ck it, at least it's a point.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/26/2008 at 11:49 PM

 

HUDLER a big disappointment. didn't even challenge gallant one iota.

And EDMONTON sets a new NHL record.

On NiLLson's mark,

Ozzie goes down too soon again.

Posted by skyguy52 on 2/26/2008 at 11:50 PM

 

f*ck it, at least it's a point.


It pains me to say it, but the Oilers deserved this win. In my opinion, they looked a lot better than the Wings did for most of the game. I WANT MY DEFENSE BACK!!! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" />

Posted by drwmike33 on 2/26/2008 at 11:51 PM

 

All in all, a point is a point is a point.

But, The WINGS "should" have put this one away BEFORE the final buzzer. They certainly had enough opportunities.

But Gallant was superb and the WING shooters couldn't buy a break.

Thats the way the cookie crumbles.

Now we're in quite a race for the Conference. Will be interesting MARCH schedule.

Can the WINGS hold on to 1st place?

Not sure at this point.

Posted by skyguy52 on 2/26/2008 at 11:58 PM

 


Anyone surprised that penalty was on Lilja? I can't wait until Stuart puts him in the damn pressbox.


Its not the first time, nor will it be the last, the Lilja's sloppy play, errant passes, missed checks cost a goal and/or a game.

Since I like to blame people, I will say this game was Lilja's fault <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" /> (Like the last game of the playoffs, last year <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" />) I was thrilled to see Valtteri score. And then....I watched it dwindle away. Oh well, they are playing better!

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 2/27/2008 at 3:00 PM

 

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