Red Wings Fall to Sharks in Shootout After Double Shutout

Detroit's Jimmy Howard and San Jose's Antti Niemi each earned a shutout on Monday night but the Sharks came away with the win, as Logan Couture scored the only goal of the shootout for a 1-0 win over the Red Wings.

Howard stopped all 27 shots he faced in 65 minutes of play and forced Patrick Marleau to the outside on the first San Jose shootout attempt before Couture scored on the second.

Niemi made 24 saves before Pavel Datsyuk missed and Daniel Alfredsson fired a shot into him. With the chance to seal the victory, Niemi made a spectacular save on Todd Bertuzzi, recovering from an initial fake-out to lift his pad into the air behind him and knock down Bertuzzi's shot.

For the only goal of the contest, Couture made a quick fake in the slot and cut to his left, snapping a shot past Howard.


Notes: The Red Wings were without defensemen Niklas Kronwall (concussion) and Jonathan Ericsson (paternity leave). Xavier Ouellet made his NHL debut to fill the gap... Prior to the game, forward Luke Glendening was sent down to the Grand Rapids Griffins to make room on the roster for Ouellet... Mikael Samuelsson was the only healthy scratch at forward.

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No second A listed for the Wings tonight (s/t @georgemalik)

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/21/2013 at 7:30 PM

 

Fantastic PK to start things off.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/21/2013 at 7:43 PM

 

Puck hit the official and the opposition didn't score. Things are getting better.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/21/2013 at 7:45 PM

 

Oh, the power play is over? I didn't notice it had started.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/21/2013 at 7:54 PM

 

Nice little move by Ouellet to turn the play around.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/21/2013 at 8:12 PM

 

After one... Meh, could be worse.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/21/2013 at 8:14 PM

 

Ouellet on the PK. 'Cause why the hell not?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/21/2013 at 8:39 PM

 

That was very nearly very nice.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/21/2013 at 8:42 PM

 

Ouellet with a nice little pinch there.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/21/2013 at 9:36 PM

 

Hell of a shift by Tatar.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/21/2013 at 9:41 PM

 

Franzen tried to do too much at the end there.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/21/2013 at 9:59 PM

 

Crowd is awake. Seems like the first time tonight.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/21/2013 at 10:00 PM

 

However the OT goes, this was an infinitely better game than I expected from the Red Wings.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/21/2013 at 10:04 PM

 

Oh, that was very nearly very ugly.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/21/2013 at 10:08 PM

 

Awesome shift by Zetterberg.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/21/2013 at 10:11 PM

 

Way to stick with him, Jimmy.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/21/2013 at 10:17 PM

 

Wings shooters making it to easy.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/21/2013 at 10:18 PM

 

What a stop by Niemi. Wow.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/21/2013 at 10:19 PM

 
Jimmy Howard

Jimmy Howard
Credit: Clark Rasmussen

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