Red Wings Rally to Snap Skid, Edge Blues in Shootout

The Detroit Red Wings overcame 2-0 and 3-2 deficits Saturday night to earn a 4-3 shootout win over the St. Louis Blues, ending their losing streak at three games and breaking a shutout streak that had almost reached three games.

Todd Bertuzzi scored the game-winner for the Wings, beating St. Louis goalie Chris Mason in the fourth round of the shootout and coming up big at a time when his lack of offense (three goals and nine points on the season) is a concern.

Henrik Zetterberg had tied the game with just 57 seconds remaining in regulation. With Detroit netminder Jimmy Howard on the bench for an extra attacker, Zetterberg threw the puck to the front of the net from behind the goal line and banked it off of defenseman Barret Jackman after a flurry in front. It bounced off Jackman and into the net before Mason even saw it.

David Backes opened the scoring for the Blues with 6:36 left in the first period, tipping a shot by David Perron past Howard.

Roman Polak put St. Louis up by a pair with a seeing-eye shot from the blue line through a screen 3:38 later.

Tomas Holmstrom tipped in a pass from Zetterberg on a Detroit power play to get the Red Wings on the board at 2:35 of the second period.

Nearly a period later, Kris Draper finished on a net-front scramble, tying the game at 2:27 of the third.

Brad Boyes banged home a rebound to put the Blues back in front at 8:32 of the third before Zetterberg tied it.

Detroit scored on their only power play of the game while the Blues were held off the board on two chances with the extra attacker.

Howard made 32 saves on 35 shots against. Mason stopped 33 of 36 chances.

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Following along with the radio guys, I'll make my hot hand pick for the night and go with Brad Stuart.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/28/2009 at 8:07 PM

 

I'll go with Brad May.

Posted by catmandu on 11/28/2009 at 8:15 PM

 

Nice stop early by Howard.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/28/2009 at 8:16 PM

 

What the hell were two forwards doing in behind the Wings defense?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/28/2009 at 8:30 PM

 

May is gonna try and start a fight on his next shift. I'm gonna turn this off soon, I think.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/28/2009 at 8:39 PM

 

Now that they said that thing about three consecutive shut-outs in their history, I'm terrified it's going to happen because it seems like everytime a commentator brings an oddball statistic up it happens!

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 11/28/2009 at 8:46 PM

 

Power play goal, the streak is over!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/28/2009 at 9:02 PM

 

Holmstrom makes me eat my words! And good thing, too <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 11/28/2009 at 9:02 PM

 

Hey, Homer's stick was in the crease, are they sure they don't want to call that one off?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/28/2009 at 9:03 PM

 

You need a like button on here like on facebook because I always want to click that on half the things you post!

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 11/28/2009 at 9:13 PM

 

While Abs is serving a goalie interference penalty for driving to the net, Howard gets knocked over from behind and there's no call. Consistent.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/28/2009 at 9:17 PM

 

You need a like button on here like on facebook because I always want to click that on half the things you post!


That might be coming, I'm behind on a bunch of updates to the site.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/28/2009 at 9:18 PM

 

Draaapes!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/28/2009 at 9:55 PM

 

He finished! Hahaha, that's good to see.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 11/28/2009 at 9:56 PM

 

Damn. Can we get an intent to blow?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/28/2009 at 10:05 PM

 

That sucks ): There's still 11 minutes left, though, I have faith!

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 11/28/2009 at 10:05 PM

 

Empty nets are terrifying things.

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But it was worth it, it just got the Wings the tying goal!

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 11/28/2009 at 10:28 PM

 

Tie game, motherbitches!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/28/2009 at 10:29 PM

 

Hooray for the loser point, at the very least we don't go home empty handed.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/28/2009 at 10:30 PM

 

Shootout. Okay, lots of those today.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/28/2009 at 10:39 PM

 

Hooray for the loser point, at the very least we don't go home empty handed.


I bet your psyched for the skills competition, then? I love whoever started that nickname!

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 11/28/2009 at 10:40 PM

 

Knew McDonald was gonna score, nice move.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/28/2009 at 10:43 PM

 

God, Pavs is fun to watch.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/28/2009 at 10:43 PM

 

Howie makes it look easy on Boyes.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/28/2009 at 10:44 PM

 

No way Z got what he wanted on that.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/28/2009 at 10:45 PM

 

Cleary as the third shooter? I'd have gone Leino.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/28/2009 at 10:46 PM

 

Bert finally does something!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/28/2009 at 10:47 PM

 

I never would have imagined Bertuzzi in the shoot out. But that is awesome <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" />

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Oh, and I bet the Blues are probably p*ssed! <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 11/28/2009 at 10:47 PM

 

I thought that last shot was going to go either very badly or very well. Glad it was the latter. Still want to see Leino or Helm in a shootout but I'm glad it didn't come to that.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/28/2009 at 10:57 PM

 
Todd Bertuzzi

Todd Bertuzzi
Credit: Clark Rasmussen

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