Hudler Helps Red Wings Past Panthers in Shootout

Jiri Hudler scored the Red Wings' only regulation goal and added another marker in the shootout, leading Detroit to a 2-1 win over the Florida Panthers Sunday afternoon.

Hudler snapped a shot over Florida goalie Scott Clemmensen's shoulder in the second round of the tiebreaker, then Detroit netminder Jimmy Howard stopped former Wing Mikael Samuelsson and Kris Versteeg shot high. Pavel Datsyuk and Wojtek Wolski had scored in the first round and Todd Bertuzzi was stopped for Detroit in the third round.

Tomas Fleischmann opened the game's scoring with 2:22 left in the first period. The former Detroit prospect was left all alone at the top of the right faceoff circle after Versteeg gained the Red Wings' zone on a rush. Versteeg sent a cross-ice pass to Fleischmann for a one-timer past Howard.

Hudler tied things up at 5:30 of the third period when his attempted slap-pass from the right wing to Valtteri Filppula at the edge of the crease went off John Madden's skate and past Clemmensen.

Clemmensen finished the afternoon with 31 saves on 32 shots against. Howard made 27 saves on 28 shots.

Neither team scored a power play goal, with the Panthers getting six tries with the extra attacker and the Red Wings getting three.

Detroit will be back in action on Wednesday with a visit to the St. Louis Blues.


Notes: Just eight seconds after Hudler tied the game, Detroit defenseman Kyle Quincey was ejected for elbowing former Red Wing Tomas Kopecky in the head.... Ian White was the healthy scratch on defense as the blueline rotation continued. Jan Mursak was the healthy scratch at forward.

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Needing to turn things around with only four games left until the playoffs, the Red Wings host a rare game against the Florida Panthers, a team also fighting for postseason position.

Word is that Kyle Quincey will rotate back in on the Detroit blueline. Ian White may be the odd-man out as he didn't skate on a regular pairing this morning. Gustav Nyquist remains in up front and may skate on a line with Johan Franzen and Pavel Datsyuk.

Jimmy Howard is expected to get the start in goal.

Game time is 4:00 PM on FSD.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/1/2012 at 12:35 PM

 

The game is also being shown on the NHL network which is a godsend now that I am somewhat deployed.

Posted by SYfanSD on 4/1/2012 at 3:23 PM

 

Wings actually have energy today.

Posted by SYfanSD on 4/1/2012 at 4:13 PM

 

Bert could have beaten out that icing. Lazy.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/1/2012 at 4:17 PM

 

True

Posted by SYfanSD on 4/1/2012 at 4:17 PM

 

Just as I was yelling "That was stupid!" Quincey goes to the box.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/1/2012 at 4:22 PM

 

Agreed.

Posted by SYfanSD on 4/1/2012 at 4:31 PM

 

Boring first period so far. And here's my obligatory "I hate afternoon weekend games" rant.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/1/2012 at 4:36 PM

 

Trying to decide if Jimmy should have made that save. Felt like he had time to get over.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/1/2012 at 4:42 PM

 

Wings again looking disinterested. Bad feeling about this one.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/1/2012 at 4:46 PM

 

2nd period... Here we go boys!

Posted by SYfanSD on 4/1/2012 at 5:04 PM

 

Now we are on the PP!!!

Posted by SYfanSD on 4/1/2012 at 5:05 PM

 

The sad thing is our five on three looks somewhat like the real PP...,

Posted by SYfanSD on 4/1/2012 at 5:11 PM

 

I'll take that bounce any day. Love that line.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/1/2012 at 6:01 PM

 

And then Quincey goes and is an idiot. Ugh.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/1/2012 at 6:03 PM

 

If Datsyuk's over-the-net pass had worked...

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/1/2012 at 6:24 PM

 

At least we get a point? Nyquist had better get OT minutes with Datsyuk.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/1/2012 at 6:29 PM

 

No shifts for Nyquist in OT? *sigh*

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/1/2012 at 6:38 PM

 

Oh hell... Shootout

Posted by SYfanSD on 4/1/2012 at 6:39 PM

 

It's a W and I will take it!

Posted by SYfanSD on 4/1/2012 at 6:47 PM

 
Jiri Hudler

Jiri Hudler
Credit: Clark Rasmussen

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