Conklin, Datsyuk Lead Red Wings Past Blue Jackets

Ty Conklin stopped all 23 shots he faced and Pavel Datsyuk played a part in all three Detroit goals Tuesday night as the pair carried the Red Wings to a 3-0 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

The shutout was Conklin's fourth of the season and second in a row at home. All four have come at Joe Louis Arena.

Conklin's biggest stop of the night came about nine minutes into the game, when he stretched across the crease to knock down a Michael Peca shot that looked like it was going into the open side of the net.

"That was basically a goal into an empty net and he made an unbelievable save," Detroit sniper Marian Hossa said. "The game could have gone either way... He saved a huge goal and then we started playing well a little after that."

Datsyuk scored the game's first goal on a Red Wings' power play 3:45 into the third period. The puck squirted free after a scramble at the crease and Datsyuk jumped up to put it back on net and in.

Just 2:14 later Hossa snapped a shot past Columbus netminder Steve Mason on another power play, giving Datsyuk his second point of the night.

Henrik Zetterberg added an empty-net goal with 30 seconds remaining in the game. Datsyuk stole the puck at the Detroit blue line but lost his stick in the process, then kicked the puck up to Zetterberg, earning him his second assist and third point.


Notes: Detroit's Chris Chelios played in his 880th career win, breaking a tie with Scott Stevens for most all-time.

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How the hell did Peca miss that open net?!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/6/2009 at 7:53 PM

 

Holy Christ, that was a massive save by Conklin. Massive.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/6/2009 at 7:57 PM

 

Wings looked sloppy in the first. Not gaining the zone well, not connecting on passes. We'll see if they can turn it around.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/6/2009 at 8:12 PM

 

Oh my gosh. I'm still at a loss for words at the open net non-goal. <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" /> WOW. What a save that was. Wow.

I don't have much to say about this period. :|

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 1/6/2009 at 8:38 PM

 

After two... Yawn.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/6/2009 at 9:04 PM

 

After two... Yawn.


Ditto. I hate to say that I'm bored ):

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 1/6/2009 at 9:14 PM

 

AWESOME <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" /> I love Pavel Datsyuk. His streak vs. Columbus continues.

I'm happy something finally happened.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 1/6/2009 at 9:26 PM

 

Pavs scored that one by correcting a mistake the Wings were making early in the PP. They missed a chance because a rebound came out and they had four guys lined up on the goal line. This time Pavs stayed up higher, leaving him open to jump up on the rebound.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/6/2009 at 9:28 PM

 

Hossa makes it 2-0 <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" />

Even though he's just been scored on twice (because I forgot to mention this earlier) Mason is a really good goalie, which is the obvious? :| I dunno. He's good.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 1/6/2009 at 9:30 PM

 

I'm amazed that went in. Mason looked squared up real nice but I think that was a great screen by Homer. He jumped in just as Hossa took the shot.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/6/2009 at 9:31 PM

 

Conklin's still awake, sweet.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/6/2009 at 9:57 PM

 

Zata with the ENG after a great soccer play by Pavs. That's fantastic.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/6/2009 at 10:01 PM

 
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