Osgood Strong as Red Wings Down Kings

Red Wings goaltender returned from a ten-day rest to stop 30 of 31 shots against, leading Detroit to a 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings.

The only goal he allowed was a power play marker by Alexander Frolov 4:48 into the third period.

After a failed clearing attempt by Detroit, Frolov circled behind the net and came back out front for a chance. Osgood stopped his first attempt but Frolov banged home the rebound chance to pull the Kings within a goal.

Derek Meech scored the Red Wings' first goal with 7:52 left in the second period. Ville Leino brought the puck from behind the net to the front of the goal and tried to stuff it home. Meech jumped in from the blue line and put in the rebound.

"I saw (Los Angeles' Anze) Kopitar lose his stick. Leino came from behind the net and tried to stuff it," Meech said. "And I came in looking for the garbage."

Just 1:43 into the third Tomas Kopecky made it 2-0 for Detroit, one-timing a shot from an acute angle past Los Angeles goalie Jonathan Quick.

Quick stopped 39 of 41 Detroit shots on the night.

Notes: The game was the 1000th of Kirk Maltby's career.

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0-0 end of first period.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 2/27/2009 at 8:16 PM


Derek Meech! Great timing to pinch in.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/27/2009 at 8:53 PM


Kopy from Fil on a crazy angle.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/27/2009 at 9:23 PM


How did that even get in?

Posted by catmandu on 2/27/2009 at 9:23 PM


Anyone want to blame Osgood for that one? Give 'em 40 chances on a play, they'll score.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/27/2009 at 9:28 PM


Ozzie with 30 saves, Wings hold on for the win. Not bad.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/27/2009 at 9:59 PM


Fairly quiet tonight :c

How was Osgood's playing? I only saw the first period and the last 10 seconds of the third.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 2/27/2009 at 10:04 PM


He looked more confident. Kings didn't have a lot of great chances. Wings' D is more to fault on the one LA goal, way to many failures to clear the puck. That said, Ozzie let a tiny rebound squeak out so there's no goal if he finds a way to freeze it.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/27/2009 at 11:57 PM

Chris Osgood

Chris Osgood
Credit: Clark Rasmussen

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