Hossa, Zetterberg Lead Shorthanded Red Wings over Blackhawks

Marian Hossa and Henrik Zetterberg each scored twice for the Red Wings Sunday afternoon, providing the scoring to lift a Detroit team that was missing many of its top players to a 6-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.

The Red Wings now have a 3-1 lead in their Western Conference Final matchup.

Detroit was without MVP finalist Pavel Datsyuk, Norris Trophy finalist Nicklas Lidstrom, and faceoff master Kris Draper, all lost to injury. They then lost goalie Chris Osgood to dehydration after the second period.

The Blackhawks were without injured goalie Nikolai Khabibulin and eventually lost Martin Havlat to a crushing hit for the second consecutive game.

Missing so many players, the Red Wings were already in a hole when Zetterberg was called for holding at 7:41 of the first period. Hossa and Valtteri Filppula turned the tables on the Chicago power play, though, breaking free on a two-on-one that saw Hossa convert to get Detroit on the board.

Johan Franzen snapped a shot from the right wing to the top corner of the net over Chicago netminder Christobal Huet's shoulder with just 21 seconds left in the first to put the Wings up by a pair.

Filppula scored on Detroit's second power play of the game, banging in a rebound at 1:13 of the second period to extend the lead.

Jonathan Toews got the Blackhawks on the board with a power play goal at 3:53 of the second, jamming home the rebound of a Cam Barker shot.

Chicago's attempt at a rally would end just 12 seconds later when Hossa swept down the right wing and cut to the net, beating Huet once again.

Corey Crawford came into the 'Hawks crease after Hossa's second goal but the goalie change did little to stop the Wings, with Zetterberg roofing a shot into the top of the net on a five-on-three at 7:42.

Huet returned to the Chicago net to start the third period while Ty Conklin took over for Osgood.

Zetterberg added one more power play goal to round out the scoring with 7:13 left in the game.

Detroit went three-for-eight on the power play in a game that saw Chicago take 56 minutes worth of penalties. The 'Hawks were one-for-four with the man-advantage.

Osgood made 18 saves on 19 shots against and Conklin stopped all nine shots he faced. Huet stopped 21 of 26 Detroit chances. Crawford had six saves on seven shots.

The Red Wings will look to close out the series on Wednesday in Game Five at Detroit.


Notes: It was the first career missed playoff game for Lidstrom, who mad made 228-straight postseason appearances.

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HA i say the only injury Bulin took was to his ego lol as far as Campbell that little punk is such a hypocrite anyone remember Umberger getting popped by Campbell when he was with Buffalo beside's it won't be him tryin to take Kronner out he has spent more time on his back this series than on his skate's

Posted by bigred4478 on 5/24/2009 at 3:01 PM

 

Freep says Pavs remains out.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/24/2009 at 3:05 PM

 

Oh sh*t, Lidstrom out, Chelios in.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/24/2009 at 3:06 PM

 

And Havlat is in for Chicago. Nightmare.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/24/2009 at 3:07 PM

 

Chelios takes the ceremonial faceoff with Lidstrom out. He's got one of the extra As. Not sure who has the other, since Zetterberg is the only captain actually playing for the Wings tonight.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/24/2009 at 3:21 PM

 

f*ck any word on what the issue is with Nick??

Posted by bigred4478 on 5/24/2009 at 3:32 PM

 

Nothing. And I want it that way. I want no hints for Chicago in Game Five.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/24/2009 at 3:33 PM

 

Nothing. And I want it that way. I want no hints for Chicago in Game Five.


true but man this is not good plus it gives them even more incentive to take a shot at Kronner

Posted by bigred4478 on 5/24/2009 at 3:34 PM

 

Let 'em take shots at Kronner. Junior can take 'em.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/24/2009 at 3:38 PM

 

Hossa breaks the slump! Shorthanded goal!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/24/2009 at 3:42 PM

 

Finally he scores.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 5/24/2009 at 3:43 PM

 

So for the record, high hit by Kronwall is 5 minutes and a misconduct. High hit by Pahlsson is 2 minutes.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/24/2009 at 3:53 PM

 

J.M.F. Franzen!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/24/2009 at 4:02 PM

 

Huet should have had that.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 5/24/2009 at 4:03 PM

 

Considering the Wings are supposed to be a weak European team, it seems like it's the Blackhawks getting p*ssy about every little hit.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/24/2009 at 4:05 PM

 

3 things so far:

1. First goal was amazing, especially since it was shorthanded.

2. Second goal was amazing (if the Wings win, I'd like Franzen to get the Conn Smythe)

3. Being the fangirl I am, I was terribly upset to see Filppula hit in the face, but it's good that he was ok! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/rolleyes.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rolleyes:" border="0" alt="rolleyes.gif" />

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 5/24/2009 at 4:12 PM

 

Fil! The Doctor is in!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/24/2009 at 4:22 PM

 

YES! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/rolleyes.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":rolleyes:" border="0" alt="rolleyes.gif" /> That was bedazzling. Just a few more for assurance? <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/tongue.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":P" border="0" alt="tongue.png" />

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 5/24/2009 at 4:23 PM

 

Dominating.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 5/24/2009 at 4:24 PM

 

Goddamnit, PPG for Chicago. But did you see Stuart end Havlat earlier?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/24/2009 at 4:28 PM

 

Dominating.


Not necessarily. As much as I want to say that, think of game 3.And the Hawks just scored.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 5/24/2009 at 4:28 PM

 

Hossa! Suck it, bitches!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/24/2009 at 4:28 PM

 

Arby's tomorrow? Hahahaha.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 5/24/2009 at 4:29 PM

 

Wings to face their third goalie in three periods.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/24/2009 at 4:29 PM

 

Yeah, I knew I shouldn't have said that. Oh but Hossa cancels it out.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 5/24/2009 at 4:29 PM

 

Chicago's getting retarded now. Love it.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/24/2009 at 4:33 PM

 

Wings to face their third goalie in three periods.


Yes, I was ignoring the 2 minutes of OT there.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/24/2009 at 4:34 PM

 

Five-on-three because of Versteeg being a f*cking idiot. Love it.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/24/2009 at 4:36 PM

 

Zata! Woohoo!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/24/2009 at 4:37 PM

 

I f*ckING LOVE THIS GAME!!!!! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" />

Zetterburg makes it 5-1.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 5/24/2009 at 4:37 PM

 

For the record, the Wings have no captain (with Lidstrom out) and only two alternates (Zata and Chelios), one of whom (Chelios) has only played a couple minutes all game.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/24/2009 at 4:44 PM

 

Even Eddie O is calling for the refs to start calling misconducts for the stuff after the whistles.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/24/2009 at 4:54 PM

 

Huet back in. Conklin in. Interesting.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/24/2009 at 5:20 PM

 

Can we go to running time and get this over with?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/24/2009 at 5:27 PM

 

Chicago thugs it up. *yawn*

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/24/2009 at 5:32 PM

 

Osgood hurt apparently. Please don't be too serious. Please.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 5/24/2009 at 5:36 PM

 

Apparently Howard is on the Wings bench. Now I wonder what happened to Ozzie.

Edit: Could be a Babcockian "hurt" (I hope so).

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/24/2009 at 5:37 PM

 

Apparently Howard is on the Wings bench. Now I wonder what happened to Ozzie.Edit: Could be a Babcockian "hurt" (I hope so).


there was a point at the end of the second when they had the chance in close he gloved and froze it looked like he kinda cringe like a groin maybe i definitly saw him cringe but he stayed in so i didn't think anything of it

Posted by bigred4478 on 5/24/2009 at 5:41 PM

 

Zata with another. Telling them "Keep being stupid, we'll keep winning."

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/24/2009 at 5:42 PM

 

The Hawks look like they'd rather this game just ended now.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 5/24/2009 at 5:44 PM

 

Ooh, Versteeg is prepared to fight Hudler anytime. Tough guy, there.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/24/2009 at 5:47 PM

 

is Quennville now booting player's off the bench to the locker room? lol

Posted by bigred4478 on 5/24/2009 at 5:53 PM

 

Alright, that sh*t's done. Businesslike, bitches. Picked them right apart.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/24/2009 at 5:58 PM

 

that was totally demoralization for the Hawk's we go without our top center and general on the blueline and we still win by 5

Posted by bigred4478 on 5/24/2009 at 6:03 PM

 

I loved how late on they thought they were the Ducks. But they failed miserably at it.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 5/24/2009 at 6:04 PM

 

For the record, Osgood is fine. Babcock said it was dehydration. Convenient. Works for me.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/24/2009 at 8:19 PM

 

Crikey! That was one for the ages, eh? (I always prefer lopsided in the Wings favor....)

I sometimes think that hockey would benefit from a rule where (like in basketball) if a player gets 3 ( or 4 or 5) minor penalties he is ejected from the game or a certain number of penalty minutes and the player is out. Such a rule might eliminate gooning it up like the Hawks did in this game, but the refs did handle the situation well...I must give credit where credit is due.

Conklin looked strong in the third, I thought. Having him in left no reason for the Hawks to be mauling the goalie (as I have seen them doing to Osgood, and as I suspect they would have been happy to continue)....

And THIS was Hossa's breakout game for this series...it was bound to happen sometime!

Can anyone tell me how Carolina managed to beat Boston? Or are the Pengoons just that good?

Posted by OldBroad on 5/24/2009 at 9:27 PM

 

The Penguins are playing well...I want to see the wings take them out 2 years in a row! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" />

Posted by kelloggfan on 5/24/2009 at 10:32 PM

 

Wings need to get healthy to do that, assuming that both of the current series' finish off like they've started.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 5/24/2009 at 11:41 PM

 

Can anyone tell me how Carolina managed to beat Boston? Or are the Pengoons just that good?


Keep in mind that Carolina has played in two 7 game series. They are probably out of gas.

Posted by RRhoads on 5/25/2009 at 1:51 AM

 

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