Shorthanded Red Wings Blank Bruins

Missing two of their top five defensemen and returning from season-long five-game road trip, the Detroit Red Wings shutout the Boston Bruins Tuesday night with a strong performance by goalie Chris Osgood.

Osgood stopped 29 shots to earn the fiftieth shutout of his career. He is currently in second place among active goaltenders in career shutouts.

Brian Rafalski and Jonathan Ericsson missed the game with the flu. Doug Janik was called up from the Grand Rapids Griffins to join Derek Meetch filling in on the blueline.

All of the game's scoring came in the first period.

Henrik Zetterberg got Detroit on the board with 5:39 left in the period, just two seconds into a power play. Pavel Datsyuk lost the faceoff but Zetterberg jumped up to snap the loose puck past Boston netminder Tim Thomas from the left faceoff circle.

Tomas Holmstrom put the Red Wings up by a pair 3:22 later. Todd Bertuzzi sent a breakout pass to Datsyuk, who cruised into the Bruins' zone before sending a blind backhand pass to Holmstrom in the slot. Holmstrom shoveled the puck away from the Boston defense and past Thomas to make it 2-0.

Thomas finished the night with 24 saves on 26 Detroit chances.

The Bruins finished the night without a power play goal on three chances. Detroit went one-for-four with the extra attacker.

The Red Wings are back in action on Thursday when they host the San Jose Sharks.


Notes: Detroit was without Brad May, who suffered an eye injury during Saturday's win in Calgary. Ville Leino returned to the lineup to take his place.

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Hey, its a home game tonight! One with a 7:00 start so I should probably get out of the office and get home since I didn't set my DVR this morning.

Quick notes: The Bruins are almost as injured as the Wings. They're missing Marc Savard and Milan Lucic and someone else I forgot, plus they had to trade away Phil Kessel over the summer.

In addition to the usuals, Detroit will be missing Jonathan Ericsson and Brian Rafalski due to the flu. Doug Janik has been called up from Grand Rapids to fill in.

Ville Leino is back in the lineup and Brad May is out after accidentally injuring his eye on the Detroit bench in Calgary. At least no one has slipped getting into a taxi yet.

Chris Osgood gets the start.

I'll be commenting live if I don't hit traffic on I-96.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/3/2009 at 6:16 PM

 

Fantastic, Olczyk is the color guy tonight. I hate national broadcasts.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/3/2009 at 7:02 PM

 

Holy sh*t! Way to go Ozzie!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/3/2009 at 7:28 PM

 

That was incredible.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 11/3/2009 at 7:29 PM

 

Helm was a pimp to start that PK. Good overall kill.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/3/2009 at 7:32 PM

 

Wings to the power play. Got a chance to get something going 'cause so far they've had nothing.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/3/2009 at 7:40 PM

 

Holy sh*t, how did that even happen? f*cking sweet.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/3/2009 at 7:41 PM

 

That was quick.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 11/3/2009 at 7:42 PM

 

Two great passes. One just smart, one pretty as all hell.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/3/2009 at 7:46 PM

 

Wow Datsyuk.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 11/3/2009 at 7:47 PM

 

f*cking hell, Osgood's definitely showed up to this game.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 11/3/2009 at 8:17 PM

 

Wings survived the end of the second there. Gotta keep up the pressure in the third.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/3/2009 at 8:40 PM

 

Osgood was awesome in the first. I didn't get to see much of the second, though. I hope they can stay like this the rest of the third.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 11/3/2009 at 8:59 PM

 

Awful call on Bertuzzi. Right call but awful 'cause it's never made. Thought for sure the Bruins would score there.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/3/2009 at 9:04 PM

 

Great to see the Wings get the shut out!

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 11/3/2009 at 9:30 PM

 

Really solid game.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 11/3/2009 at 9:31 PM

 

Love seeing the Wings hold on for the shutout.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/3/2009 at 9:33 PM

 

Penalties got a little crazy in the final minutes. Stuff that wasn't getting called all game suddenly is an issue. Hate that.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/3/2009 at 9:33 PM

 

The parts of the game I saw was the highlights courtesy of the battle between VS. and DirecTv. That was an amazing save by Ozzie, almost Hasek like. The Wings looked solid and with that many people on the IR you can't ask for anything more.

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/4/2009 at 11:44 AM

 

I thought Janic was solid...of course, it's tough to really tell on tv because you rarely get a view of the full ice, but he didn't do anything stupid, for sure, played good positional hockey.

Posted by OldBroad on 11/4/2009 at 12:07 PM

 

I agree. He played pretty well.

NHL.com says he got more minutes than Meech but not by much.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/4/2009 at 1:28 PM

 
Chris Osgood

Chris Osgood
Credit: Clark Rasmussen

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