Red Wings Ride Another Late Goal to OT Win over Canucks

One night after Brian Rafalski scored with 0.2 seconds remaining in regulation to force overtime against the Edmonton Oilers, Henrik Zetterberg scored with 0.3 seconds left in overtime to give the Detroit Red Wings a 4-3 win over the Vancouver Canucks.

In the closing seconds of the extra period, Henrik Zetterberg cut from the left wing boards to the slot. He backhanded a shot over Vancouver netminder Roberto Luongo's glove to give the Red Wings the win before time expired.

Earlier in the game, the Red Wings had tied a team record for fastest consecutive goals scored, when Todd Bertuzzi and Pavel Datsyuk erased a 2-0 deficit with goals five seconds apart.

With 7:26 left in the second period, Todd Bertuzzi crashed the net and knocked home a loose puck in a scramble. Brad Stuart had originally thrown the puck on net and Valtteri Filppula had a rebound chance, leading to Luongo being out of position on Bertuzzi's opportunity.

Datsyuk got possession of the puck on the ensuing faceoff and jumped across the blue line, whipping a shot past Luongo's stick to tie the game.

Filppula gave the Red Wings the lead later in the period, scoring on a shorthanded breakaway with 2:21 left.

Kyle Wellwood had opened the scoring just 4:10 into the game, tipping a Christian Erhoff shot from the point past Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard, with Daniel Sedin also screening.

With 6:22 left in the first, Shane O'Brien made it 2-0 when his shot from above the left faceoff circle sailed through a heavy screen to beat Howard.

After the Red Wings rallied to take the lead, Daniel Sedin tied things back up at 4:40 of the third. Zetterberg deflected Kevin Bieksa's shot from the blue line but the puck fluttered to Sedin at the side of the net. Sedin gloved it down, nearly throwing it into the net but getting his stick on it just before it crossed the goal line to make it a legal goal.

Neither team scored a power play goal on the night, with Filppula's shorthanded tally the only special teams goal of the game. Each team had two tries with the extra attacker.

Howard made 29 saves on 32 shots while Luongo stopped 50 of 54 Detroit chances.


Notes: The Red Wings were without Patrick Eaves (head) and Dan Cleary (groin). With no cap room to call up replacements, defenseman Derek Meech played at forward while Brett Lebda was dressed but did not play.

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After last night's awful performance, last-second goal to force OT notwithstanding, it's hard for me to be motivated for tonight's game. We can only hope the Wings feel otherwise.

Lineup notes...

Mikael Samuelsson is out for the Canucks and Patrick Eaves is out for Detroit. Either Derek Meech or Jonathan Ericsson will move up to a forward spot since the Wings are too close to the cap to call anyone up from Grand Rapids.

Jimmy Howard gets another start, of course.

I don't expect to be around for this one but I'll try to keep an eye on things and check in.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/20/2010 at 6:02 PM

 

Checking in from some redneck bar in Northville to report that Dan Cleary is out with a groin injury. Tonight is gonna kick ass.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/20/2010 at 9:58 PM

 

We've absolutely seen Wings goals called back for less

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/20/2010 at 10:18 PM

 

I can already see the officiating is suspect...

Posted by SYfanSD on 3/20/2010 at 10:24 PM

 

Checking in from some redneck bar in Northville to report that Dan Cleary is out with a groin injury. Tonight is gonna kick ass.


Change in heart?

Posted by SYfanSD on 3/20/2010 at 10:27 PM

 

Nice turnover by Lilja...

Posted by SYfanSD on 3/20/2010 at 10:29 PM

 

f*ck....

Posted by SYfanSD on 3/20/2010 at 10:30 PM

 

I'm still shocked that they did a close up on the holes in Dr. Fil's shorts. Who knows, maybe a miracle will happen tonight?

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 3/20/2010 at 10:33 PM

 

We fired a ton of shots in the first however, we need to hit the back of the net!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by SYfanSD on 3/20/2010 at 10:48 PM

 

Yay for Bertuzzi <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" />

And while I was typing that Datsyuk scored. That was insane!

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5 seconds apart they said.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 3/20/2010 at 11:23 PM

 

Holy f*ck, the Wings tied it while I was laughing at my friends karaoking to "don't stop believing."

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/20/2010 at 11:26 PM

 

Fil!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/20/2010 at 11:33 PM

 

What a nice birthday present for Fil <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 3/20/2010 at 11:33 PM

 

Wow, another crazy time goal hahaha. Wings win <3

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 3/21/2010 at 12:43 AM

 

Holy living f*ck. I think my brain just exploded.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/21/2010 at 12:43 AM

 

Ken Daniels said the goals by Datsyuk and Bertuzzi were a new team record. Is this really true?

Posted by SYfanSD on 3/21/2010 at 2:20 PM

 

See above. Bottom line, no, they're not. They might be a new even-strength record but the first thing that popped into my head when I saw how quick they were was the Columbus game, 'cause I was there.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/21/2010 at 3:16 PM

 
Henrik Zetterberg takes a faceoff

Henrik Zetterberg takes a faceoff
Credit: Clark Rasmussen

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