Howard Solid Again as Red Wings Fall to Penguins in Shootout

Jimmy Howard stopped 46 shots for the second consecutive game but this time the Detroit Red Wings couldn't pull out a win, falling in a shootout to the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday afternoon.

After a 4-2 win over the Nashville Predators in which Howard stopped 46 of 48 shots, the Penguins picked up a 2-1 win despite Howard allowing only a goal on 47 chances. Pittsburgh scored on two of three shootout attempts while the Red Wings missed on two tries in the tiebreaker.

The Penguins carried the play in the first two periods but their only goal came with 3:14 left in the second, when Alex Goligoski fed a wide-open Sidney Crosby on the left wing. Crosby skated in on Howard, faked around him, and put it into the open side of the net.

Danny Cleary tied the game for Detroit with 8:50 left in regulation, tipping a Brad Stuart blast past Pittsburgh's Marc-Andre Fleury.

Crosby and Evgeni Malkin scored the only goals of the shootout.

Neither team scored a power play goal on the night. Detroit had five tries with the extra attacker - including a four-on-three to end the overtime period - while Pittsburgh had three.

Fleury stopped 23 of the 24 shots he faced.


Notes: The Red Wings were without Tomas Holmstrom, whose return from injury was delayed at least one more game.

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It's a ridiculously-early NBC game today, because you want your Stanley Cup Finals rematch to be at the most inconvenient time for anyone to watch it.

The Freep says that Tomas Holmstrom will not return today and that Brad Stuart, Valtteri Filppula and Todd Bertuzzi didn't practice yesterday. Sweet. So much for getting healthy right on time.

For anyone actually setting aside time to watch the game, this thread will be going. Winging it in Motown will also be doing their "Hockeytown for Haiti" fundraiser thread, with $0.05 donated to the Red Cross for every post made.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/31/2010 at 10:59 AM

 

Beautiful, beautiful HD. I missed it on Friday.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/31/2010 at 12:38 PM

 

I agree love the HD, but hate that its on NBC, Datsyuk highstick looked a little phantom to me unless it was on Pierre, which I still believe he is a Penguin

Posted by fitch.1918 on 1/31/2010 at 12:45 PM

 

Average power play for the Penguins or solid kill by the Wings? Seems like a matter of perspective to me.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/31/2010 at 12:46 PM

 

I agree love the HD, but hate that its on NBC, Datsyuk highstick looked a little phantom to me unless it was on Pierre, which I still believe he is a Penguin


Seconded. Didn't hit him with his stick at all. But the NBC guys thought it was a great call. Surprise.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/31/2010 at 12:47 PM

 

Wow, even the city of Pittsburgh is better than anywhere in North America. Thanks, Pierre.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/31/2010 at 12:49 PM

 

Hahaha, you guys crack me up. I hate the people on NBC.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 1/31/2010 at 12:49 PM

 

Draper can't finish.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/31/2010 at 12:50 PM

 

No quick whistle there.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/31/2010 at 12:58 PM

 

How long does Howard have to keep that covered to get a whistle, about 6 whacks and another penalty

Posted by fitch.1918 on 1/31/2010 at 12:59 PM

 

Not as good of a kill but the result is the same so I'll take it.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/31/2010 at 1:02 PM

 

How long does Howard have to keep that covered to get a whistle, about 6 whacks and another penalty


The ref wasn't sure 'cause he was certain the Penguins would score. He took extra long to look in the net to make sure it wasn't there already.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/31/2010 at 1:04 PM

 

This Verizon commercial with the Caps and Flyers is a better hockey commercial than anything the NHL itself puts out.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/31/2010 at 1:05 PM

 

Holy hell, Detroit power play. And Pierre has a problem with it.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/31/2010 at 1:06 PM

 

Did they just say that was a call a lot of people wouldn't like? How does that make sense? I thought it was a dandy call.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 1/31/2010 at 1:07 PM

 

I agree with NBC how are these guys even playing against each when they are gonna be teamates in a couple weeks, what a joke I can't stand NBC

Posted by fitch.1918 on 1/31/2010 at 1:08 PM

 

Did Emrick just sound surprised that Crosby was out on the PK? I know I was.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/31/2010 at 1:10 PM

 

Well that was an awful period. The good news is I know I can mute the TV for the next 17 minutes or so.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/31/2010 at 1:13 PM

 

This Verizon commercial with the Caps and Flyers is a better hockey commercial than anything the NHL itself puts out.


But at least the NHL commercials are better than the Geico one they just showed.


Well that was an awful period. The good news is I know I can mute the TV for the next 17 minutes or so.


Just thought the same thing. Depeche Mode can now heal my ears.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 1/31/2010 at 1:15 PM

 

Wings power play looks awful. Maybe they'd rather the Lidstrom high stick have been called?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/31/2010 at 1:42 PM

 

I'll be damned, another power play?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/31/2010 at 1:51 PM

 

Wings are getting no rebound chances.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/31/2010 at 1:55 PM

 

Great defensive coverage there. Sweet.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/31/2010 at 1:57 PM

 

Shut up, Edzo, no one’s gonna get a TMM penalty. They don't exist.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/31/2010 at 1:59 PM

 

17 more minutes of silence.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/31/2010 at 2:02 PM

 

I think this sums up the intermission, "Blahblahblah, Sidney Crosby is God" with a couple of more blahs in there.

LMAO. Did they really just compare Crosby to Draper?

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 1/31/2010 at 2:06 PM

 

Wings look like they are skating in jello....I hope this is a ploy...save all the energy for the third period, then come out and smoke 'em!

You know who else looks like he's not 100% to me? Zetterberg....Maybe I'm just expecting too much, eh?

Posted by OldBroad on 1/31/2010 at 2:17 PM

 

Wings continue making stupid mistakes.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/31/2010 at 2:22 PM

 

Bad call on Pittsburgh. Wow.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/31/2010 at 2:23 PM

 

This is making me angry.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 1/31/2010 at 2:24 PM

 

GODDAMMIT FIL!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/31/2010 at 2:24 PM

 

Stuie making up for those minus games recently.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/31/2010 at 2:37 PM

 

Stuie making up for those minus games recently.


Looks like they're giving it to Cleary on the tip. Unrelated: My Cleary jersey should be here at the end of the week.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/31/2010 at 2:39 PM

 

Howard seeing the puck well.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/31/2010 at 2:45 PM

 

At least we get a point?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/31/2010 at 2:55 PM

 

Great, Kronner is hurt. And where's the whistle for Jimmy?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/31/2010 at 2:59 PM

 

f*cking shootout.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/31/2010 at 3:04 PM

 

Jimmah!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/31/2010 at 3:09 PM

 

Howard down way to soon and and awful shot by Williams,

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/31/2010 at 3:10 PM

 

Howard is absolute sh*t in the shootout.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/31/2010 at 3:11 PM

 

It's too late for me to say anything about today's game, other than we really needed those two points. Although, at this stage in the season, I could say the same about every game from this point on.

Any word on Kronwall? I hope it was nothing major, we just got him back. I thought his leg snapped when they replayed it. It was nasty.

UPDATE: I just found something on mlive, Kronny is ok.

"Defenseman Niklas Kronwall said he is fine after hurting his left knee early in overtime, when he stepped up to hit Jordan Staal and got the worst of that exchange."

http://www.mlive.com...n_expect_1.html

Posted by rrasco on 2/1/2010 at 12:34 AM

 

I should have mentioned that, sorry.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/1/2010 at 7:08 AM

 
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