Shorthanded Red Wings Fall to Blue Jackets

The Detroit Red Wings were without two of their top three forwards and two of their top four defensemen Tuesday night and the Columbus Blue Jackets took advantage, with their top player scoring all three of the team's goal in a 3-2 overtime win.

The Red Wings started the game short a man due to the suspensions of Nicklas Lidstrom and Pavel Datsyuk and the injury of Brad Stuart. They then lost Henrik Zetterberg to back spasms with about 5:00 left in the first period.

Rick Nash scored on the power play, while shorthanded, and during the four-on-four overtime to carry his team to the win. Detroit got goals from Marian Hossa and Brett Lebda.

Hossa opened the game's scoring on a power play at 8:55 of the first period, banging home the rebound of a Niklas Kronwall shot from the blue line that missed the Columbus net.

Nash tied the game with 8:55 left in the second period, scoring a shorthanded goal on a breakaway after a giveaway by Derek Meech.

Lebda put the Wings in front again 29 seconds later, hesitating at the blue line to let a screen form in front of goalie Steve Mason before blasting a shot over his shoulder.

Nash's power play goal evened things up less than two minutes after that as he scored on a seemingly-harmless shot from along the goal line that deflected off of Brian Rafalski before bouncing off of netminder Chris Osgood's back and in.

The game-winning goal came 3:27 into OT when a bouncing puck came to Nash at the side of the net and he put it in behind Osgood.

Osgood finished the night with 20 saves on 23 shots against. Mason made 21 saves on the same number of shots.

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For the record, Chris Chelios gets the extra A tonight.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/27/2009 at 7:12 PM

 

Osgood looking sharp early.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/27/2009 at 7:16 PM

 

Hossa on the rebound!

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 1/27/2009 at 7:26 PM

 

Hossa gets the Wings on the board, power play goal. Smack-talking Mike Commodore blows the defensive coverage to let Hossa get to the net.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/27/2009 at 7:26 PM

 

Zetterberg MIA. That's not good.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/27/2009 at 7:37 PM

 

For the record, Chris Chelios gets the extra A tonight.


Who got the C, Zetterberg? I didn't check.The Wings with the lead makes me feel better.--Even though Osgood is definitely not my favourite, that quote of his made me so inspired.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 1/27/2009 at 7:49 PM

 

Who got the C, Zetterberg? I didn't check.


The Wings only have one captain. Unlike some other teams, they reserve the C for the person who's actually their captain and go with an extra A for games where the captain is out. Tonight it's Zata (still not back?), Draper and Chelios. Since Z and Drapes are normally on the A rotation (along with Datsyuk), Chelios is the extra.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/27/2009 at 8:11 PM

 

Goddamnit. God f*cking damnit.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/27/2009 at 8:18 PM

 

Urgh. Nash scores shorthanded after Meech gives it away. As soon as I saw it was Nash I knew there was trouble.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 1/27/2009 at 8:19 PM

 

Lebda? Wow, okay.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/27/2009 at 8:21 PM

 

But Lebda makes up for it.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 1/27/2009 at 8:22 PM

 

What a bounce. Jesus.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/27/2009 at 8:26 PM

 

Rick Nash ties it up again off Rafalski's skate. Damn.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 1/27/2009 at 8:27 PM

 

What the hell just happened there?

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 1/27/2009 at 8:37 PM

 

Commodore's a punk. That was a butt-end. Someone's gonna kick his ass.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/27/2009 at 8:38 PM

 

The Wings only have one captain. Unlike some other teams, they reserve the C for the person who's actually their captain and go with an extra A for games where the captain is out. Tonight it's Zata (still not back?), Draper and Chelios. Since Z and Drapes are normally on the A rotation (along with Datsyuk), Chelios is the extra.


Oh, ok, makes a lot more sense. I know sometimes they give away the C when the Captain is out, so thank you for clarifying <3I don't have much to say about the second period cause I wasn't paying too much attention, but the whole dispute at the end was stupid :| It made me angry. I hope some is 'gonna kick his ass' <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" />& Datsyuk always makes for an interesting interview <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 1/27/2009 at 8:53 PM

 

& Datsyuk always makes for an interesting interview <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" />


"I like to dangle dangle."

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/27/2009 at 8:54 PM

 

"I like to dangle dangle."


That was my favourite! <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 1/27/2009 at 8:58 PM

 

Jackets on the powwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwer plaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay.

Shoot me please.

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I wish I had an arena announcer to say stuff like that for me irl.

Kristen haaaaaates biolllllllllllllloooooogggyyyyyyyyyyy.

That'd be pretty sweet <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 1/27/2009 at 9:06 PM

 

I think the Wings will take the point at this point.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/27/2009 at 9:23 PM

 

Overtime! ): Blech.

Well, if the game goes to a shootout, Fedorov can't score on them? <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" /> AmIright?

I don't know who will win. So I'm not going to make any bets or educated guesses or anything. I'm just not feeling it tonight. Maybe it's the ASG break? Who knows.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 1/27/2009 at 9:23 PM

 

sh*t. Nash gets the hat-trick, wings lose in ot.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 1/27/2009 at 9:29 PM

 

A:LKJa;sldkjfakl;sdjfl;kajsdfkl

It wouldn't be too bad if it wasn't a hat trick.

...if it wasn't Rick Nash.

...if it wasn't the Jackets. >:|

I'm going to bed a little peeved tonight.

goodnight, everyone.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 1/27/2009 at 9:29 PM

 

"Fortunate bounce." f*cking christ, when was the last time the Wings got as many bounces as Nash got tonight?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/27/2009 at 9:30 PM

 

Waste of a solid effort in net by Osgood, too.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/27/2009 at 9:34 PM

 

Keating confirms on postgame that the Wings' press conference tomorrow will be to announce Zetterberg's contract extension.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/27/2009 at 9:36 PM

 
Marian Hossa

Marian Hossa
Credit: Clark Rasmussen

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