Red Wings Win Game, Lose Ericsson

The Detroit Red Wings downed the Phoenix Coyotes 3-2 on Monday night but lost yet another key player to injury as defenseman Jonathan Ericsson left the game early.

Ericsson injured his knee in a collision with Phoenix's Shane Doan late in the first period. The Coyotes scored their first goal of the game while Ericsson was down on the ice.

With Darren Helm already out, Ericsson became the eighth Red Wing missing from the Detroit lineup as the game continued.

Helm's replacement, Kris Newbury, scored the game's opening goal just 5:25 into the game. Newbury banged the puck past Phoenix netminder Ilya Bryzgalov off a centering feed.

Patrick Eaves added a shorthanded goal with 9:23 left in the period, snapping a shot from the left faceoff circle past Bryzgalov on a rush.

The Coyotes pulled pulled back to within a goal with 4:52 left in the first. After Ericsson fell to the ice from the hit by Doan, the Red Wings could not regain control of the puck in their own end of the ice, ending with Taylor Pyatt putting it past Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard on the open side of the net.

Derek Meech restored the two-goal lead for Detroit at 2:05 of the second, firing a shot from just inside the blue line that seemed to fool Bryzgalov, slipping through his glove.

Radim Verbata put the Coyotes back within a goal with 37 seconds remaining in the second period but the Wings held on through a scoreless third to preserve the lead and get the win.

Howard finished the night with 30 saves on 32 Phoenix shots. Bryzgalov stopped 29 of 32 Detroit chances.

Neither team scored a power play goal. The Red Wings had four tries with the extra attacker while the Coyotes had three.


Notes: Ericsson will be reevaluated on Tuesday. In addition to him, the Red Wings are missing Andreas Lilja, Johan Franzen, Valtteri Filppula, Jason Williams, Niklas Kronwall, Dan Cleary and Darren Helm.

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Ha! Newbury on his second shift. Fantastic.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/14/2009 at 7:48 PM

 

I did not catch his goal sadly, but props to Newbury <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" /> That's a way to make an impression.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 12/14/2009 at 7:51 PM

 

Eaves with a shorty. Nice, nice shot.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/14/2009 at 7:55 PM

 

And Eaves scores. I like the outcome so far!

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 12/14/2009 at 7:56 PM

 

I wonder why the god of injuries loves the Wings so much.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 12/14/2009 at 8:02 PM

 

So Ericsson's hurt and Phoenix scores all on the same play. f*ck this season.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/14/2009 at 8:03 PM

 

As was mentioned at A2Y... Aaron Ward?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/14/2009 at 8:07 PM

 

As was mentioned at A2Y... Aaron Ward?


Yeah but Lebda is terrifying and if he's better (even if not by much!wink.png I say there's a spark of hope. Haha.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 12/14/2009 at 8:15 PM

 


As was mentioned at A2Y... Aaron Ward?


Yeah but Lebda is terrifying and if he's better (even if not by much!wink.png I say there's a spark of hope. Haha.

I forget that you're too young to remember Aaron Ward as a Wing.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/14/2009 at 8:19 PM

 

I forget that you're too young to remember Aaron Ward as a Wing.


True, but look at Bertuzzi's amazing comeback!

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 12/14/2009 at 8:21 PM

 

sh*t, as long as we're talking comebacks, lets get Murphy in gear and on the ice.

Ericsson's out for the game (and I'm guessing a bit longer).

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/14/2009 at 8:25 PM

 

Meech thinks he's gonna replace Big E. I'm okay with that for now.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/14/2009 at 8:34 PM

 

Now that was crazy.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 12/14/2009 at 8:35 PM

 

Hardly fair, Eaves beats Bryzgalov twice on the same play and no goal to show for it.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/14/2009 at 8:39 PM

 

I think someone used a defibrillator on the Wings when I wasn't looking! Or anyone else, for that matter <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 12/14/2009 at 8:39 PM

 

Ugh, and then Phoenix gets back in it.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/14/2009 at 9:04 PM

 

Anyone remember, has Detroit's opposition suffered an injury against the Red Wings at all this season? I don't count Luongo, the Canucks said his injury came in the game before Detroit.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/14/2009 at 9:27 PM

 

Thought Bert had one there. Wow.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/14/2009 at 9:29 PM

 

Anyone remember, has Detroit's opposition suffered an injury against the Red Wings at all this season? I don't count Luongo, the Canucks said his injury came in the game before Detroit.


Bill reminds me that Tootoo broke his foot on Saturday.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/14/2009 at 9:34 PM

 


Anyone remember, has Detroit's opposition suffered an injury against the Red Wings at all this season? I don't count Luongo, the Canucks said his injury came in the game before Detroit.


Bill reminds me that Tootoo broke his foot on Saturday.

That hardly seems fair to make up for all of the Wings injuries.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 12/14/2009 at 9:40 PM

 

That note about Boyer having jerseys for every player is also why Justin Abdelkaer has #8 and Brad Stuart has #23. Those numbers were vacated by players moved out of the Detroit organization earlier in the season.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/14/2009 at 9:43 PM

 

And they hold on to win. I'm not breathing a sigh of relief thanks to the Ericsson injury but a win is a win.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/14/2009 at 9:55 PM

 

Chris McCosky of the Detroit News reports that Jonathan Ericsson is expected to miss at least two weeks with a deep bone bruise.The Red Wings have called up Doug Janik from the Grand Rapids Griffins to fill in for Ericsson.


I thought Janik looked pretty solid in his last appearance...nothing flashy, but dependable and responsible....I'd like to see Kindl again, too. He had the misfortune to play in one of the Wings' less energetic efforts.

Posted by OldBroad on 12/16/2009 at 12:12 PM

 
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Jonathan Ericsson
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