Red Wings Streak Stays Alive with Shootout Win over Sharks

The Detroit Red Wings winning ways continued Thursday night as they picked up a shootout victory over the San Jose Sharks, giving them three wins in a row and points in five consecutive games.

Henrik Zetterberg scored in regulation and in the shootout to lead the Red Wings to the win. Goaltender Chris Osgood made 33 saves on 34 San Jose shots before stopping both Sharks shootout chances.

After a scoreless first period the Sharks got on the board with 5:19 left in the second. Joe Callahan carried the puck into the Detroit zone on a three-on-two.

Defenseman Jonathan Ericsson fell down, leaving Brett Lebda split between Callahan and Logan Couture. Callahan moved the puck to Couture who fired a shot from the right faceoff circle between Osgood's pads.

Zetterberg evened things up at 5:38 of the third period, poking home the rebound of a shot by Nicklas Lidstrom. San Jose goalie Evgeni Nabokov attempted to cover the puck but Zetterberg streaked in off a line change to get to the crease and knock it from under Nabokov's pad and into the net.

A frantic final minutes couldn't break the tie before the shootout was required.

Pavel Datsyuk and Zetterberg both beat Nabokov with fancy fake-outs. Nabokov stopped Jason Williams on Detroit's second shot while Osgood stopped both Dan Boyle and Ryane Clowe.

Nabokov made 35 saves on 36 Detroit chances before the tiebreaker.

Neither team scored a power play goal on the night. San Jose had three tries with the extra attacker while Detroit had two.

The Red Wings return to action on Saturday when they begin a short road trip in Toronto. The game is the annual Hall of Fame Game, at which longtime Detroit captain Steve Yzerman will be honored along with Brian Leetch and former Red Wings Brett Hull and Luc Robitallie.

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The Red Wings have points in their last four games but they'll be tested tonight as they host the San Jose Sharks.

San Jose will be without new captain Rob Blake, out with an arm injury. In contrast the Detroit blueline is healthy again as Brian Rafalski and Jonathan Ericsson return to the lineup.

With Brad May still out, Detroit's forward lines will remain the same as were used in Tuesday's 2-0 win over Boston.

Game time is 7:30 with TV coverage by FSD. I've got a 6:00 soccer game so I expect to catch up to the Wings late.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/5/2009 at 5:16 PM

 

I'm on duty tonight so I have to settle for the radio broadcast... So far we are at an even SOG and we are scoreless midway through the second period

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/5/2009 at 8:44 PM

 

Stay off our f*cking goalie!

(Yeah, I'm caught up)

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/5/2009 at 8:46 PM

 

Dammit!!! 5:19 to go and they score...

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/5/2009 at 8:52 PM

 

Clusterf*ck. Odd-man rush for the Sharks and one of the remaining defensemen falls down. Can't make it much easier for them.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/5/2009 at 8:53 PM

 

Hey Clark... How was your game?

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/5/2009 at 8:53 PM

 

Come on Stewie!!!!

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/5/2009 at 8:54 PM

 

Argh. Is it just me or are loads of players scoring their first NHL goals aginst the wings this season?

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 11/5/2009 at 8:54 PM

 

We need to score on this one!

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/5/2009 at 8:56 PM

 

When was the last time you saw that many minus players on our roster at one time? Early 90's?

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/5/2009 at 8:58 PM

 

Hey Clark... How was your game?


6-4 win. Lots of good possession. Hoping the Wings do the same.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/5/2009 at 8:59 PM

 

Congrats! Lots of possession is all we can ask for these days...

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/5/2009 at 9:03 PM

 

Heh, IT closet open behind Babcock during the intermission interview.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/5/2009 at 9:17 PM

 

No goal came of it but, damn, Dats has some nice moves.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/5/2009 at 9:23 PM

 

Intent to blow, bitches! Zetterberg streaks in to knock in a loose puck when it looked like Nabokov had covered.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/5/2009 at 9:25 PM

 

Celebration aside, that should have been blown dead.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/5/2009 at 9:26 PM

 

Zetterberg! Yeah!

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 11/5/2009 at 9:26 PM

 

Ericsson nearly sneaked it in there.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 11/5/2009 at 9:47 PM

 

Looks like over time...

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/5/2009 at 9:52 PM

 

Overtime. Crazy end to the third, kinda glad just to survive.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/5/2009 at 9:53 PM

 

I just got back from an awful school play. I much prefer to have been here watching the game!

Nabokov's my favorite active goalie, but I hope the Wings get one past him <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 Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 11/5/2009 at 9:54 PM

 

Bertuzzi should have won it there. Damn.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/5/2009 at 9:59 PM

 

I hate the shootout.

Thanks, Ken, for calling it the "skills competition."

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/5/2009 at 10:02 PM

 

Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Helm. Those would be my shooters.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/5/2009 at 10:03 PM

 

What a move by Pavs! Up 1-0!

And Ozzie with the stop!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/5/2009 at 10:05 PM

 

Datsyuk! That's a good start.

And Osgood stops it. Awesome.

______________

Now one more....

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 11/5/2009 at 10:05 PM

 

Zata can win it with a goal...

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/5/2009 at 10:06 PM

 

ZATA! Woohoo!

The puck goes in, the Red Wings win!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/5/2009 at 10:07 PM

 

And Zetterberg wins it! Wish I could have seen the rest of the game, though.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 11/5/2009 at 10:07 PM

 

Great move by Zetterberg to finish off an exciting game.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 11/5/2009 at 10:09 PM

 

Great move by Zetterberg to finish off an exciting game.


As he was making it, I thought it was a horrible move. Shows what I know.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/5/2009 at 10:09 PM

 

And we won the shootout!!!!!! Things are getting better!

Posted by SYfanSD on 11/5/2009 at 10:12 PM

 

And we won the shootout!!!!!! Things are getting better!


As has been said before, things are going to change.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/5/2009 at 10:17 PM

 


Great move by Zetterberg to finish off an exciting game.


As he was making it, I thought it was a horrible move. Shows what I know.

While it didn't look fancy like Datsyuk's, I reckon he still knew exactly what he was doing, and Nabokov was taken by surprise.

Posted by Britishwingsfan on 11/6/2009 at 7:40 AM

 

The Wings were BRILLIANT!

I was at the game with my son, and we had commented about how although they were outshot (apparently) in the first, they outplayed the Sharks. (The Sharks are simply overwhelmingly HUGE!wink.png Then I overheard the men sitting behind us saying exactly the same thing (so it wasn't just we who are totally devoted)! The Wings really skated with speed and energy pretty much for the whole 60 minutes, and Helm and Eaves were dynamos. Our 3rd and 4th lines seemed to be much, much better than theirs. Zetterberg's goal in the game was set up by unrelenting pressure from Helm and Eaves in the Sharks zone. (When you look at that game, you wonder who will leave when Franzen and Val return.)

Posted by OldBroad on 11/6/2009 at 10:32 AM

 
Henrik Zetterberg takes a faceoff

Henrik Zetterberg takes a faceoff
Credit: Clark Rasmussen

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