Osgood Blanks Blues as Hossa-less Wings Win

Detroit netminder Chris Osgood stopped all 22 shots he faced Tuesday night, leading the Detroit Red Wings to a 5-0 win over the St. Louis Blues.

The Red Wings were without leading scorer Marian Hossa, who left the game on a stretcher early in the first period after crashing headfirst into the boards. Hossa did not lose consciousness and all tests for injury came back negative.

With Hossa out, the Wings' depth players were key in the game's scoring. Tomas Kopecky has a goal and two assists while Kris Draper, Niklas Kronwall and Valtteri Filppula all scored goals.

Henrik Zetterberg was the only star player to score for Detroit.

Kopecky opened the game's scoring with a shorthanded goal with 5:06 remaining in the first period. Pavel Datsyuk carried the puck into the St. Louis zone and Kopecky raced in behind him, picking up the puck and jumping behind the Blues' defense before reaching around goalie Chris Mason to slide the puck into the net.

Zetterberg scored a power play goal 3:24 into the second period to put Detroit up by a pair, banging home a rebound after Mason stopped several shots in a row.

At 7:52 of the third Draper opened the floodgates with the first of three goals in the final frame, tipping a wide shot by Kopecky past Mason.

Kronwall scored a power play goal 3:02 later, blasting a shot from the blue line off Mason and into the net.

Filppula scored with 3:30 remaining in the game just as a Detroit five-on-three expired. Kopecky picked up a loose puck at one side of the crease and sent it across to Filppula to lift into the net.

With the last goal coming at the exact moment the penalties expired, the Red Wings finished the night two-for-seven on the power play.


Notes: Hossa is expected to be with the team when they travel to Denver for Wednesday's matchup with the Colorado Avalanche. Detroit head coach Mike Babcock was doubtful he would play... The shutout was Osgood's first of the season.

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Trip and a dive? Ugh, I hate that call.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/3/2009 at 8:45 PM

 

I feel that Detroit is obligated to win because I have exams tomorrow and missed the last two games <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/tongue.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":P" border="0" alt="tongue.png" />

=\ Crapcrapcrap. Hossa is hurt.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 3/3/2009 at 8:46 PM

 

And Hossa's down. EMS is out there, very bad.

Edit: And I'm gonna call Murphy a dumbass here. That was not a follow-through, the defender reached out after Hossa got rid of the puck.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/3/2009 at 8:48 PM

 

It's taking awhile. :c

What do you think happened to him? I'm not good at guess-diagnoses.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 3/3/2009 at 8:49 PM

 

FSN guys say it's precautionary and he never lost consciousness. Very good to hear.

Osgood with a big stop on the shorthanded two-on-one that never should have happened.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/3/2009 at 8:59 PM

 

Downey and Jansen(sp?) are in a fight :c Exciting and a very long fight!

I wonder why it's so entertaining to watch people beat each other up?

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 3/3/2009 at 9:04 PM

 

Call me boring or whatever but that fight didn't need to happen. Looked cool but if we're gonna have planned fights we might as well watch boxing.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/3/2009 at 9:05 PM

 

Two people hurt on one play! Ay curumba! At least Kopecky's was just a cut.

____

Bedazzling goal by Kopecky <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/tongue.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":P" border="0" alt="tongue.png" /> 1-0 Wings.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 3/3/2009 at 9:08 PM

 

Great clear on the PK.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/3/2009 at 9:11 PM

 

Kopy! Elbow that in the head!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/3/2009 at 9:13 PM

 

Shorthanded, bitches!

Posted by catmandu on 3/3/2009 at 9:13 PM

 

Malts also gets a good clear on the PK. Good kill.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/3/2009 at 9:14 PM

 

Khan sayeth Hossa has movement in all extremities...

http://www.mlive.com...sa_carried.html

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/3/2009 at 9:29 PM

 

Definitely good to know that Big Hoss is relatively okay. Any time he misses is important but if he stayed awake and was talking to Kopecky it seems like he's mostly alright.

I don't remember a Red Wing being down that long since Jiri Fischer. Obviously that was worse but this was a scary sight.

Posted by pasha13 on 3/3/2009 at 9:34 PM

 

Goddamn, it looks like the Wings willed that puck into the net. They were moving the puck really well but the Blues got some blocked shots and Mason was coming up big but Pavs and Hank just stayed with it and banged it in.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/3/2009 at 9:43 PM

 

The second goal was really cool, they just batted it in there <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 3/3/2009 at 9:59 PM

 

I think I'm going to say that was another good period. Striking on the power play, keeping the Blues off the board, both good things.

Posted by pasha13 on 3/3/2009 at 10:15 PM

 

Late start + not much sleep recently + game closer than it should be = I'm not doing so well right now. Need to close this damn thing out.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/3/2009 at 10:37 PM

 

And there we go, Draper with a really nice tip. Kopy with a great pass.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/3/2009 at 10:38 PM

 

Power play goal! I think that one's Kronwall's.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/3/2009 at 10:45 PM

 

Blues doing their typical "It's late in the game and we're about to lose so we might as well act like whiny bitches" thing.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/3/2009 at 10:53 PM

 

Filppula scores! Kopy with three points, getting the assist.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/3/2009 at 10:57 PM

 

Ozzie holds on for the shutout. Solid, solid game.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/3/2009 at 11:02 PM

 

Good ending, compared to the last game.

DR. FIL SCORED <33333333

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 3/3/2009 at 11:05 PM

 
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