Bertuzzi the Hero Again as Red Wings Down Predators in OT

Detroit forward Todd Bertuzzi scored an overtime game-winning goal for the second time in as many nights on Saturday, beating Nashville netminder Pekka Rinne to give the Red Wings a 3-2 win.

On Friday night Bertuzzi scored on Anaheim's Jean-Sebastien Giguere as the Wings won by the same score. In both games it was his second goal of the night.

Just 24 seconds into the extra period, Pavel Datsyuk broke up Nashville's entry into the Detroit zone and sent Bertuzzi on a break. Bertuzzi stayed ahead of two Predators defenders and faked out Rinne, sliding the puck into an open net.

Bertuzzi had opened the game's scoring 1:21 into the second period with a backhand spin-o-rama move in the left faceoff circle.

Drew Miller put the Red Wings up by a pair, knocking the rebound of a Datsyuk chance out of mid-air with 8:23 left in the second.

Ryan Jones deflected a Steve Sullivan shot past Detroit goalie Chris Osgood on a Nashville power play with 5:16 left in the period, getting the Predators on the board and ending the Wings' streak of successful penalty kills at 27.

David Legwand tied the game 4:45 into the third period, snapping a shot from the bottom of the right faceoff circle past Osgood on a broken play.

Each team had four tries with the power play. Detroit was held scoreless while Nashville had one goal.

Osgood made 33 saves on 35 shots to earn his first win in over five weeks. Rinne made 26 saves on 29 chances.

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Chris Osgood gets the start tonight, which probably has a lot of people anxious as hell.

Other than that news, I've got no pregame notes. It's been a quiet day.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/12/2009 at 7:39 PM

 

Jordin Tootoo out for the rest of the night. Darn.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/12/2009 at 9:01 PM

 

Holy sh*t, Bert. Goddamn.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/12/2009 at 9:02 PM

 

Yeah.. He looked like he was shot out of a cannon!

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/12/2009 at 9:04 PM

 

Looks good to me.

And the replay confirms. Very nice.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/12/2009 at 9:24 PM

 

So Zata's hurt because Weber is a p*ssy little bitch? Fantastic.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/12/2009 at 9:26 PM

 

At least Zetterberg was out to take the next faceoff.

I blame the FSN guys for not shutting up about the PK streak.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/12/2009 at 9:31 PM

 

Weber throwing punches. No call. Eat it, asshole.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/12/2009 at 9:38 PM

 

Geez... I step away for 10 minutes and look at what I missed...

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/12/2009 at 9:40 PM

 

Looks like Weber did get 2:00 for roughing at 20:00.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/12/2009 at 9:46 PM

 

sh*t...

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/12/2009 at 10:01 PM

 

Bertuuuuuuuziiiii, Lookin like th egood old days in vancouver. SKating well!

Posted by RideTheRedWave on 12/12/2009 at 10:33 PM

 

My father-in-law just said "How embarassing for that Nashville defender to be outrun by Bertuzzi."

Fantastic play.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/12/2009 at 10:35 PM

 
Todd Bertuzzi

Todd Bertuzzi
Credit: Clark Rasmussen

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