Red Wings' Comeback Falls Short, Flyers Get First Win in Detroit Since 1988

The Detroit Red Wings scored twice in the third period but couldn't pull even with the Philadelphia Flyers, who rode a three-goal second period to a 3-2 win, their first victory at Joe Louis Arena since November 4, 1988.

The Red Wings had gone 16-0-2 at home against the Flyers in the 18 games between Philadelphia wins, including Games Three and Four of the 1997 Stanley Cup Finals.

James van Riemsdyk, Daniel Carcillo and Scott Hartnell scored second period goals for the Flyers, all the scoring they would need.

Just 51 seconds into the period, van Riemsdyk got things started with a shot from down low on the left wing boards that deflected off of Valtteri Filppula's stick and over Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard's shoulder.

Carcillo made it 2-0 at 5:32 of the period, deflecting an Andrej Meszaros shot past Howard from low in the slot.

Hartnell lifted a shot over Howard's shoulder through a screen with 5:36 left in the second to finish the Flyers' scoring.

Filppula got the Red Wings on the board 51 seconds into the third, skating around Meszaros and beating Philadelpha netminder Brian Boucher.

Henrik Zetterberg made it 3-2 with 7:32 remaining when he lifted the rebound of a Nicklas Lidstrom shot over Boucher on a Detroit power play.

The Red Wings were unable to find a tying goal as the Flyers held on for the win.

Zetterberg's goal was the only power play tally for either team on the night. The Red Wings finished one-for-three with the man-advantage while the Flyers went scoreless on two tries.

Boucher stopped 25 of 27 shots faced on the night. Howard made 24 saves on 27 shots before being replaced by Chris Osgood for the third period. Osgood stopped all five shots he faced.

The Red Wings now embark on a five-game road trip that will last the better part of two weeks.

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It's a matinée matchup against an Eastern Conference team today, which is pretty good setup for a Red Wings loss.

Jimmy Howard gets the start against the Philadelphia Flyers. Patrick Eaves is still out, he's got an infected cut on his arm. That means Tomas Tatar will get another look.

It's my last day off before heading back to work so I'm scrambling a bit today, trying to finish some stuff up. May be in and out during the game. We'll see.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/2/2011 at 11:45 AM


Quiet night in here.

Took too long for the Wings to figure out how to get into the slot. Flyers did a great job of keeping them to the outside.

Frustrating as hell to see Leino playing like he wants to do something with the puck. Of course, the Wings will probably turn that fifth-round pick they got for him into something worthwhile so at least there's that.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/2/2011 at 11:33 PM


Last time I invite friends who are fans of the opposing team over to my house. Evey time I do, the Wings manage to lose...

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/3/2011 at 2:51 PM


I couldn't help but feel this game was jinxed from the beginning with all the hype their losing streak got.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 1/3/2011 at 7:59 PM


I know huh? You weren't alive the last time the Flyers won at the Joe...

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/3/2011 at 8:07 PM


Damn, that makes me feel old.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/3/2011 at 9:31 PM


What makes me feel old is starting this fall we will have people joining the military that were born in 1993...

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/4/2011 at 2:30 PM


I know huh? You weren't alive the last time the Flyers won at the Joe...

Wow, I didn't even think about it that way haha. That's definitely a new perspective. It makes me feel new? <img src="<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" />

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 1/4/2011 at 7:49 PM



Posted by SYfanSD on 1/4/2011 at 10:12 PM

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