Datsyuk Scores Twice but Red Wings Fall to Jets in Shootout

Detroit forward Pavel Datsyuk scored two power play goals but it wasn't enough for the Red Wings, as they dropped a 3-2 decision to the Winnipeg Jets in a shootout.

With the loss, the Red Wings' home losing streak reached six games. It's their longest such streak since the 1996-97 season. They haven't won an overtime game at Joe Louis Arena in ten tries.

Devin Setoguchi and Andrew Ladd both scored in the tiebreaker for Winnipeg. Daniel Alfredsson scored for Detroit but both Datsyuk and Todd Bertuzzi were stopped.

Winnipeg opened the game's scoring at 7:10 of the first period when Bryan Little was left wide open on the left wing on a three-on-two rush, taking a cross-ice pass from Blake Wheeler and snapping a shot past Detroit netminder Jimmy Howard.

Datsyuk would even things back up with 5:16 remaining in the period. On the man-advantage, Henrik Zetterberg got the puck in the right faceoff circle and sent it across to Datsyuk low in the left circle for a quick wrister over Jets goalie Ondrej Pavelec. tying things up at 1-1.

After a scoreless second period, Winnipeg regained the lead on a broken play at the 10:47 mark of the third. Detroit defenseman Kyle Quincey lost his stick on the initial rush into the Detroit zone and by the time he got it back, Zach Bogosian had gotten the puck all alone in the slot. Bogosian faked around the scrambling Quincey and flung a shot in behind Howard, who had come far out of the net to cut down the shooting angle.

Datsyuk would tie things again just 2:24 later. A single second after the expiration of a Detroit five-on-three, Datsyuk scooped up the rebound of a Johan Franzen chance at the side of the net and tucked it in around Pavelec's outstretched pad to make it 2-2.

Pavelec finished the night with 41 saves on 43 Detroit chances, in addition to the stops on Datsyuk and Bertuzzi in the shootout. Howard made 19 saves on 21 shots without making a stop in the tiebreaker.

Winnipeg did not score on any of their three power plays while Detroit went two-for-four with the extra attacker.

The Red Wings look to snap their home losing streak on Friday when they host the Washington Capitals.

Notes: Franzen returned from injury to play in Tuesday's game. Stephen Weiss (groin) replaced him on short-term injured reserve to make room on the roster... Jonathan Ericsson and Brendan Smith remained out. Both are expected to return on Friday... Daniel Cleary, Jordin Tootoo and Patrick Eaves were healthy scratches.

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That was a slow break, how did no one get back?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/12/2013 at 7:52 PM


Howard for MVP.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/12/2013 at 7:56 PM


I miss when the Wings used to get odd-man rushes.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/12/2013 at 8:03 PM


Can the first unit play every power play minute? That was a really nice shift.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/12/2013 at 8:07 PM


Hey, that was kinda an odd-man rush.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/12/2013 at 8:42 PM


Incredible hold in by Datsyuk there.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/12/2013 at 9:47 PM


And Pavs ties it up!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/12/2013 at 9:47 PM


Celebrate the goal, but the Wings are still only getting scoring from that line.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/12/2013 at 9:48 PM


How many seconds will be left in OT when the GWG is scored this time?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/12/2013 at 10:00 PM


Oooh, that was nice, Alfie.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/12/2013 at 10:13 PM


Meanwhile Val Filpulla scored the winning shoot out goal for Tampa Bay vs Montreal. Did Filpulla ever even shoot in shoot outs when he played here? Just wondering....

Posted by OldBroad on 11/13/2013 at 9:29 AM


Rarely. Fourth or fifth in line on the Wings.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/13/2013 at 12:22 PM


i did pvr the Jets-Red Wings game and was happy to watch my Jets win... but thought there need to be some improvements made.. as for the Red Wings, Pavel Daystuk sure is one magican.. talented for sure.. I bet every NHL team hate to play against Pavel and the Red Wings for that matter but always fun to watch him outdeck some players like he did to Nashville late last season...

Posted by NorthStar on 11/13/2013 at 3:39 PM

Pavel Datsyuk

Pavel Datsyuk
Credit: Clark Rasmussen

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