Holmstrom's Late Goal Lifts Red Wings over Flames

Tomas Holmstrom tipped a Johan Franzen shot past Calgary goalie Mikka Kiprusoff with 1:19 left in regulation Monday night, giving the Detroit Red Wings a 2-1 win over the Flames.

With the win, the Red Wings extend their lead over the Flames in the standings to three points. Detroit sits in eighth place with 80 points while Calgary is in ninth with 77.

After Brad Stuart held the puck in the Calgary zone, Franzen gained control and spun at the left point before blasting a shot that was heading wide of the net. Holmstrom reached out at the edge of the crease and tipped it into the top of the net.

Calgary had opened the scoring just 1:47 into the first period, when Craig Conroy shoveled the rebound of a Nigel Dawes chance past Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard, after the Red Wings failed to clear their own zone.

The Flames had the chance to make it 2-0 with 1:30 remaining in the second. On a Detroit power play, Curtis Glencross broke down the ice and was hooked by Jason Williams, leading to a penalty shot.

Streaking in on Howard, Glencross snapped a shot from the high slot that Howard knocked aside.

Only 40 seconds later, Pavel Datsyuk got the Red Wings on the board, skating from the top of the right faceoff circle to the edge of the slot to lift a shot past Kiprusoff through a Holmstrom screen.

Howard finished the game with 22 saves on 23 shots. Kiprusoff stopped 26 of 28 Detroit chances.

The Wings scored on their only power play chance of the night. The Flames were scoreless on four chances with the extra attacker, including a third-period four-minute power play.

The Red Wings are now off until Friday when they visit the Edmonton Oilers.

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Well that was quick.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/15/2010 at 9:43 PM

 

Uh oh, that's not good. That's what, 2 - 3 minutes?

Posted by catmandu on 3/15/2010 at 9:44 PM

 

Gah! So close.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/15/2010 at 9:55 PM

 

They took both on that? Well I guess Malkin taught us cheap shots to Zetterberg's head are legal.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/15/2010 at 9:58 PM

 

I think if you'd told me at the start of the period that the Wings would have no energy, no organization, and that Zata would be penalized for getting punched in the head, I'd have felt pretty good to also hear the Wings would only be down 1-0 after 20.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/15/2010 at 10:16 PM

 

Hell of a shift there.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/15/2010 at 10:52 PM

 

f*cking joke.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/15/2010 at 11:02 PM

 

f*ck yeah, Howie! Show 'em what happens with that bullsh*t.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/15/2010 at 11:03 PM

 

What now, bitches?!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/15/2010 at 11:04 PM

 

How am I supposed to do my homework if stuff is actually happening now?!?!?! Decisions, decisions.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 3/15/2010 at 11:07 PM

 

Are you in a public school? If so, the worst they can do is fail you. This game only happens once, you can repeat classes as much as you have to.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/15/2010 at 11:08 PM

 

Are you in a public school? If so, the worst they can do is fail you. This game only happens once, you can repeat classes as much as you have to.


How dumb of me to not think of that! Obviously public school isn't doing it's job.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 3/15/2010 at 11:12 PM

 

It all depends on where your priorities lie.

I'd just like to point out that at the end of the second there the Wings got screwed by a call and it ended up being in their favor. No way that should have been a penalty shot but because it was and Jimmy stopped it, they were still on the power play to score their goal.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/15/2010 at 11:15 PM

 

I swear the Wings' PK is better than their even strength defense.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/15/2010 at 11:32 PM

 

What a f*cking tip. Holy hell.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/15/2010 at 11:54 PM

 

Massive two points. Every win from here on out is huge but a four point game is even moreso.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/15/2010 at 11:59 PM

 

Massive two points. Every win from here on out is huge but a four point game is even moreso.


The last two games have been very satisfying...the Wings always (even in "good times"wink.png seem to have trouble with teams like Calgary who are fast and physical, if not very creative....It's very good to see them grind out these close ones....

Posted by OldBroad on 3/16/2010 at 10:25 AM

 

What was up with the refs? Several questionable calls...

Posted by SYfanSD on 3/16/2010 at 12:00 PM

 
Tomas Holmstrom

Tomas Holmstrom
Credit: Clark Rasmussen

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