Red Wings Fall to Canadiens in Shootout

The Detroit Red Wings' preseason record fell to 2-1-2 Tuesday night with a 2-1 shootout loss to the Montreal Canadiens.

Ville Leino scored in the shootout for Detroit, snapping a wrist shot past Montreal goalie Carey Price. Max Pacioretty and former Wing Robert Lang scored for Montreal.

Pacioretty also scored the game's opening goal at 4:42 of the second period, beating Detroit's Jimmy Howard on a fluttering backhand attempt.

Leino scored Detroit's lone regulation goal 1:53 later, pushing a shot between Price's pads after picking up a loose puck all alone in front of the net.

The goal was the second of the preseason for the rookie who signed with Detroit after leading the Finnish Elite League in scoring last season.

The Red Wings will continue their exhibition schedule in Atlanta on Wednesday, a game that is expected to mark the return of captain Nicklas Lidstrom, who has been out since taking a puck to the face in the preseason opener.


Notes: Chris Chelios left the game with a knee injury after blocking a shot early in the third period.

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Early penalty on Lang. Makes me smile. <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/welcome.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":welcome:" border="0" alt="welcome.gif" />

With Lidstrom, Datsyuk and Zetterberg out tonight, two As are available. I think Samuelsson and Kronwall have them but I haven't been able to tell yet.

Edit: Sammy's not in tonight, must have been Draper I saw. Also now think it was Chelios, not Kronwall.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 9/30/2008 at 7:44 PM

 

Early penalty on Lang. Makes me smile. <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/welcome.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":welcome:" border="0" alt="welcome.gif" />___________________________________Edit: Sammy's not in tonight, must have been Draper I saw. Also now think it was Chelios, not Kronwall.


I SAW THAT! I about cried rivers of joy <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" /> You don't understand. Kronwall has one, for sure. Or so my dad saw. <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" /> No report on anything else.Does anyone know where Bryan Smolinski went? He was my hometown hero, but he's not a hab anymore. I've tried to find stuff on him, but couldn't.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 9/30/2008 at 8:21 PM

 

Only managed to catch bits and pieces of the game, not enough to comment.


Does anyone know where Bryan Smolinski went? He was my hometown hero, but he's not a hab anymore. I've tried to find stuff on him, but couldn't.


Unrestricted free agent at the moment.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 9/30/2008 at 8:29 PM

 

Howard made a great save to prevent it from being 2-0. And Leino scores to tie it up!

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 9/30/2008 at 8:43 PM

 

I stopped watching to watch House. I'm back at the start of the second right now so my comments will be delayed a bit.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 9/30/2008 at 9:05 PM

 

Wow, that first (only?) Montreal goal was crap. Just fluttered past Howard? He's looked a little shaky tonight, moving kinda slow.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 9/30/2008 at 9:10 PM

 

I think I'd better stop watching now. No point in killing myself for a pre-season game.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 9/30/2008 at 9:10 PM

 

Wow, Howard proves me wrong with that big stretch.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 9/30/2008 at 9:12 PM

 

Nice hands by Leino on the goal. And a smart move to not overthink it. They keep saying he needs to learn to think faster.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 9/30/2008 at 9:13 PM

 

Montreal cranks one off the post. Wings catch a big break.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 9/30/2008 at 9:25 PM

 

Chelios leaves the game with 15:00 left in the third. Knee injury after blocking a shot, didn't look good.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 9/30/2008 at 9:51 PM

 

Oh my god, Price just made a huge save. Backhanded out of mid-air. That's at 12:27 remaining.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 9/30/2008 at 9:55 PM

 

Big kill by the Habs with about 10:00 left. Three straight blocked shots or so. Wings power play is awful tonight but minus Lidstrom, Zata, Pavs, Franzen and Hudler that's to be expected.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 9/30/2008 at 9:59 PM

 

Quiet night in here as we go to overtime (realtime, I skipped the end of regulation to get caught up). I feel a shootout coming.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 9/30/2008 at 10:04 PM

 

Ha! Penalty coming to Raffy at the end of overtime and the clock stops early. I expect better in Montreal. <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" />

Leino is the first shooter.

Edit: Holy crap that was a hell of a shot.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 9/30/2008 at 10:12 PM

 

Lang beats Howard to put the Habs up 2-1. f*cking Lang.

Edit: And the Canadiens get the shootout win.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 9/30/2008 at 10:14 PM

 

I HATE LANG ><img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" /> Why can he magically produce all of a sudden? I hope something bad happens to his career <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" />

Oh well, I'm happy it was a shoot out loss, and to the Canadiens instead of a crappy team. Had it been Anaheim, I would have been fuming. <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" /> (not saying they're crappy, but it seems like those games are at the hands of the refs)

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 9/30/2008 at 10:22 PM

 

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