A Pavel Datsyuk goal wasn’t enough for the Red Wings Friday night, as the Florida Panthers scored in the third period and again in overtime to earn a 2-1 win over Detroit.
Goalie Scott Clemmensen made 39 saves for the Panthers, holding his team in the game early.
Detroit outshot Florida 11-2 in the first period but couldn’t get on the board. It wasn’t until Datsyuk scored late in the second period that the Clemmensen was beaten.
During a Detroit power play Henrik Zetterberg and Brian Rafalski fought to keep the puck near the net, where Datsyuk drove in to slide his own rebound around Clemmensen with 2:02 left in the period.
Stephen Weiss tied the game at 8:13 of the third, banging home a chance from down low after being left wide open on the far side of the crease.
Bryan McCabe won the game in overtime on a shot from the top of the right faceoff circle that slipped through Detroit netminder Chris Osgood’s pads.
Osgood made 18 saves on 20 shots in his first appearance in over a week after being sidelined by illness.
Detroit will be back on the ice Saturday night in Montreal, with Jimmy Howard getting the start in net.