The Detroit Red Wings scored three times in a row Tuesday night, bouncing back from down 2-0 to earn a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers.
The Wings didn’t score their first goal of the night until only 2:33 remained in the second period, by which time Scott Hartnell and Joffrey Lupul had already scored for the Flyers.
Hartnell scored on a partial breakaway with 3:26 left in the first period, fighting off Marian Hossa while coming down the right wing and beating Detroit netminder Chris Osgood with a snap shot.
Just 4:28 into the second, Lupul scored on an odd-man rush to extend the lead for Philadelphia.
Pavel Datsyuk got the Red Wings on the board, skating down the left wing and putting a quick shot past Flyers’ goalie Martin Biron.
At 9:47 of the third, Datsyuk grabbed the puck on the left wing board and fed it to Johan Franzen. Franzen beat Biron on a one-timer from just inside the right faceoff circle, tying the game.
Just 1:38 later Henrik Zetterberg gave Detroit the lead, scoring off a pass from Mikael Samuelsson as Jonathan Ericsson led a rush up-ice.
Osgood stopped 24 of 26 shots on the night to earn his third win in a row. Biron made 45 saves on 48 shots against.
The win moved Osgood into sole possession of eleventh place all-time in the NHL… The Red Wings dressed eight defensemen as the were without forwards Valtteri Filppula
and Tomas Holmstrom
Happy St. Patrick’s Day to those of you sober enough to be reading this.
I’m coming at you from hazy but warm Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where I’m amazed to find that I’m in a hotel that actually gets Versus so I’ll be able to watch the game tonight. If I can get a better Internet setup going, I’ll even be in on the gameday thread.
Also in: Chris Osgood. He’ll be making his third start in a row after smacking around the Blues and Blue Jackets over the weekend. From the sound of things, he’ll be given every chance to prove he should be the playoff starter.
Questionable for the game is Valtteri Filppula, who also missed Sunday’s game in Columbus.