Bertuzzi Lifts Red Wings to Shootout Win over Blue Jackets

Todd Bertuzzi backhanded a fourth-round shootout attempt over Columbus goalie Steve Mason Friday night, giving the Detroit Red Wings a 1-0 win over the Blue Jackets.

Mason and Detroit netminder Jimmy Howard kept the game scoreless through 65 minutes of play, with Mason stopping 45 shots and Howard making 22 saves.

The first goals of the game for each team came in the first round of the tiebreaker, with Rick Nash scoring for the Blue Jackets and Pavel Datsyuk scoring for Detroit.

No one else would score on a shootout attempt until Bertuzzi won it for the Wings.

The win gives the Red Wings 100 points in the standings for an NHL-record tenth consecutive season. It also assures them that they will finish no worse than seventh in the Western Conference.

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Quick notes from me 'cause I'm sick...

Jimmy Howard in net for Detroit. Rick Nash back in the Columbus lineup. A win means the Wings can finish no lower than seventh in the Western Conference standings.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/9/2010 at 4:42 PM

 

Wings come out skating, Jackets come out hitting. Should be a good one.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/9/2010 at 7:16 PM

 

Big stop by Jimmy.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/9/2010 at 7:31 PM

 

Columbus took control in the second. Three power plays would do that but the Wings didn't rebound from that well.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/9/2010 at 8:36 PM

 

Damn, Helm. Just because it was a weak call doesn't mean you have to give it a weak try.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/9/2010 at 9:00 PM

 

Better period, Wings turned it up a bit. Need f*cking goals, though.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/9/2010 at 9:26 PM

 

To the gimmick we go...

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/9/2010 at 9:35 PM

 

We need to keep Bert this summer just 'cause he's the only Wing who's consistent in the shootout. Damn, yo.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/9/2010 at 9:43 PM

 
Todd Bertuzzi

Todd Bertuzzi
Credit: Clark Rasmussen

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