Red Wings Fall to Blackhawks in Overtime

The Detroit Red Wings rallied to force overtime in Chicago on Sunday night but fell to the Blackhawks, 2-1, on defenseman Nick Leddy's tally in the extra period.

Leddy was left alone on the left side of the ice as the Blackhawks gained the Detroit zone and took a pass from Viktor Stalberg. Damien Brunner got back to cover Leddy just as he let a shot go, which deflected off Brunner's outstretched stick and past Detroit netminder Jimmy Howard to give the 'Hawks the win at 2:45 of the overtime period.

The Red Wings reached overtime on a Johan Franzen goal at 4:30 of the third period. Franzen jumped up to knock home the rebound of a Damien Brunner chance to tie the game 1-1.

Chicago had opened the scoring early with a Duncan Keith blast from the left faceoff circle just 2:24 into the game, beating Howard high on the stick side on the first power play of the night.

Howard finished the night with 25 saves on 27 shots. Crawford stopped 29 of Detroit's 30 chances.

Keith's goal was the lone power play marker of the night. The Blackhawks had three tries with the extra attacker while the Red Wings had six.

With the win, the Blackhawks moved to 6-0 to start the season for the first time in franchise history.

Detroit is back in action on Tuesday when they host the Dallas Stars for the second time in a week.


Notes: The Red Wings got defenseman Jonathan Ericsson back from injury, forcing Jakub Kindl out of the lineup as a healthy scratch... Patrick Eaves was back in the lineup after being a healthy scratch on Friday against Minnesota, replacing Darren Helm, whose back injury flared up again and was unable to go. Helm will have an MRI on Monday... Remaining out of the lineup were the injured Jan Mursak, Mikael Samuelsson, Carlo Colaiacovo, Ian White and Jonas Gustavsson... With Gustavsson out, Howard was backed up again by Tom McCollum.

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The Red Wings look to prove that their 5-3 win over the Minnesota Wild on Friday night wasn't a fluke, as they visit the Chicago Blackhawks tonight.


While the Wings have been reeling, the Blackhawks have been rolling. With a 3-2 win in Columbus last night, the 'Hawks sit at 5-0 on the season. A win tonight would set a new franchise record for victories to start the season.


It's looking like Detroit will get Jonathan Ericsson back in the lineup as they attempt to get above .500 for the first time this season. If he can return from his shoulder and hip injuries, he'll replace Jakub Kindl (who made his first appearance of the season on Friday) on the blue line.


It's worse news for the forward lines, though, as Darren Helm has suffered a setback with his back injury and will be out tonight, replaced by Patrick Eaves.


Game time is 7:00 PM with TV coverage on FSD.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/27/2013 at 5:33 PM

 
Hell of a shot. Lashoff got there just in time to screen.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/27/2013 at 7:13 PM

 
Likelihood that the 'Hawks get more shots on this Wings' PP than Detroit does?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/27/2013 at 7:17 PM

 
After 20 minutes... Yawn.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/27/2013 at 7:45 PM

 
Johan Franzen

Johan Franzen
Credit: Clark Rasmussen

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