Former Red Wing Hossa Lifts Blackhawks over Detroit

Marian Hossa scored the game-winning goal in overtime Monday night, lifting the Chicago Blackhawks to a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings.

Hossa was a Red Wing for the 2008-09 season before moving on to Chicago as a free agent.

Hossa took a feed from Patrick Kane and blasted a shot from the inside edge of the left faceoff circle past Joey MacDonald to give the 'Hawks the win 51 seconds into overtime. The goal came with the Blackhawks skating on a four-on-three.

Chicago had opened the game's scoring just 2:54 into the first period, when Troy Brouwer held the puck in at the Detroit blue line and sent it down low to an undefended Jonathan Toews for a wrister past MacDonald.

After Todd Bertuzzi was ejected for elbowing Ryan Johnson in the head and Hossa was sent off for slashing, Nicklas Lidstrom fired a shot from just inside the blue line to tie the game up at 7:36, while the teams skated four aside.

Brent Seabrook put the Blackhawks back in front with 6:42 left in the period, taking a cross-crease pass from Kane and banging the puck into the open side of the net on a Chicago power play.

Henrik Zetterberg made it 2-2 at 2:25 of the third period when he threw the puck on net from the bottom of the right faceoff circle and it deflected past goalie Corey Crawford for a power play goal.

Detroit finished the night one-for-four on the power play while Chicago went two-for-five.

MacDonald made 38 saves on 41 shots in the Red Wings' crease. Crawford stopped 33 of the 35 chances he faced.


Notes: Johan Franzen returned to the Detroit lineup after missing four games with a groin injury... Drew Miller and Jakub Kindl were the Red Wings' healthy scratches... Thomas McCollum backed up MacDonald with both Jimmy Howard and Chris Osgood injured.

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Detroit hosts Chicago tonight in an Original Six matchup with playoff implications.

The 'Hawks are barely holding onto the Western Conference's eight seed while Detroit is tied with the San Jose Sharks for the second spot.

Much is being made of Chicago's injuries, as they're missing top scorer Patrick Sharp and third-liner Dave Bolland. Detroit, meanwhile, is missing Pavel Datsyuk and Jimmy Howard but will get Johan Franzen back in the lineup.

Joey MacDonald starts in Howard's absence, to be backed up by Thomas McCollum. Corey Crawford will be in the Blackhawks' crease.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/28/2011 at 7:19 PM

 

Ugly start, Wings with one good shift, then the 'Hawks take over and get on the board.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/28/2011 at 7:45 PM

 

Joining for the DET CHI game

And Lidsy puts it in!

Posted by DetroitRiver on 3/28/2011 at 7:54 PM

 

Lidstrom had all kinds of time there.

And as I tweeted, Bertuzzi deserved the penalty for that hit but it wasn't called that way in Nashville.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/28/2011 at 7:55 PM

 

They never discussed the Helm penalty

Posted by DetroitRiver on 3/28/2011 at 8:05 PM

 

Wings never got setup after the faceoff. Not good at all.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/28/2011 at 8:06 PM

 

They never discussed the Helm penalty


That's because it wasn't a Detroit penalty, it was a Chicago power play.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/28/2011 at 8:07 PM

 

Maybe it's just as well they gave Bert a game misconduct; the way he was turning over the puck.

Posted by DetroitRiver on 3/28/2011 at 8:29 PM

 

How did the referee not see that?

Posted by DetroitRiver on 3/28/2011 at 8:41 PM

 

How did the referee not see that?


Gonna be that kind of night.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/28/2011 at 8:48 PM

 

What does Chicago have to do to get a penalty?

Posted by DetroitRiver on 3/28/2011 at 8:55 PM

 

Nicely done boys!!!

Needed that goal. It was starting to look like Crawford would seal this game up.

Posted by DetroitRiver on 3/28/2011 at 9:31 PM

 

Wings finally got to the front of the net. Went off Chicago but it was Cleary getting to the top of the crease that made it an option.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/28/2011 at 9:31 PM

 

Total defensive breakdown. Looks like we were lucky on the wave-off.

Posted by DetroitRiver on 3/28/2011 at 9:34 PM

 

Ref made the right call. Wow.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/28/2011 at 9:34 PM

 

Nice PK so far. Looks like there's three Helms out there again.

Posted by DetroitRiver on 3/28/2011 at 9:47 PM

 

Fantastic PK but Chicago with a ton of pressure. Can't believe some of these calls though.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/28/2011 at 9:49 PM

 

Well, the refs seem to find their whistles just fine for Detroit.

Posted by DetroitRiver on 3/28/2011 at 9:50 PM

 

That was a hook? Are you kidding?

Posted by DetroitRiver on 3/28/2011 at 10:04 PM

 

Jesus. Bad feeling about the four-on-three to start OT.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/28/2011 at 10:05 PM

 

Hossa sure is good at scoring when there's no one out there to defend him.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/28/2011 at 10:09 PM

 

f*ck it, it's a point in a game the Wings were a little lucky to get one in. I'm skipping postgame to watch Being Human.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/28/2011 at 10:13 PM

 

f*ck it, it's a point in a game the Wings were a little lucky to get one in. I'm skipping postgame to watch Being Human.


I was at the game, but we couldn't see the Bertuzzi hit, so I found it on YouTube after the game. It doesn't look like an elbow to the head to me. What do you think? (Actually, I recently went back to look at the infamous incident he was involved in with Steve Moore, also....) The game was exciting...totally agree with your comments re: the referees and calls and non-calls. I love watching Darren Helm...if the Wings don't keep him, I'll be disturbed. The Wings had lots of chances (although they were outshot, it's true), but they just couldn't connect. That seems to me to be an ongoing problem. Joey MacDonald was amazing.

Posted by OldBroad on 3/28/2011 at 11:27 PM

 

Turns out that Zetterberg says the hooking call was good, that the hook was intended. Given that he knows his intent better than I do, I'll back off on the "gift" call. I still think it was inconsistent with the Holmstrom non-call but that's nothing new.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/29/2011 at 8:26 AM

 
Joey MacDonald

Joey MacDonald
Credit: Clark Rasmussen

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