Daniel Sedin scored with 2:25 remaining in regulation and Sami Salo added a power play goal at 2:33 of overtime, leading the Vancouver Canucks to a come-from-behind 3-2 victory over the visiting Detroit Red Wings.
Curtis Sanford, starting in the Vancouver crease in place of the injured Roberto Luongo, stopped 32 of the 34 shots he faced.
Salo fired a one-timer from the left faceoff circle past Detroit netminder Chris Osgood to give the Canucks the win while Johan Franzen was in the penalty box for interference.
Sedin’s goal came just 1:10 after the Red Wings had taken a 2-1 lead. He deflected a shot by Salo out of mid-air and off the ice, bouncing it past Osgood.
Pavel Datsyuk had scored a power play goal with 3:35 remaining, snapping a shot from the right circle past Sanford on a Red Wings power play.
Mikael Samuelsson scored the game’s opening goal 9:22 into the first period. Andreas Lilja fed Samuelsson to spring him into the Vancouver zone where he lifted a backhander over Sanford’s shoulder.
Taylor Pyatt scored Vancouver’s first goal at 2:27 of the second period, stripping the puck from Jiri Hudler in the Red Wings’ zone and beating Osgood from the slot.
Osgood made 21 saves on 24 shots.
Both teams went one-for-three on the power play.
The loss ends the Red Wings’ Western Canada road trip, on which they earned five of a possible six points. They now return to Joe Louis Arena to face the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night.
Just got done shoveling the driveway for the first time this winter. Ugh. On a happier note, the gameday thread for tonight’s game is now open.
The big news in Vancouver is that the Canucks will be without goalie/captain Roberto Luongo, who’s “week-to-week” with an abductor strain. Curtis Sanford replaces him between the pipes.
The Red Wings will continue to be missing Tomas Holmstrom and could be without Valtteri Filppula. Filppula skipped the morning skate with flu-like symptoms and with Dan Cleary still out and Derek Meech already moved up from defense to forward to replace Holmstrom, the Wings will have to go with 11 forwards if Filppula can’t go.