NHL Game Summary - Vancouver at Detroit|
(Thursday, February 23rd)
Final Score: Vancouver 4, Detroit 3 (SO)
Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - All streaks eventually come to an end.
Detroit came into Thursday's game riding an NHL record 23-game home winning
streak, but Alexandre Burrows scored in the final round of the shootout to
give Vancouver a 4-3 win over the Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena.
On the final attempt of the shootout, Burrows skated in on net and faked to
the backhand before lifting the puck past Jimmy Howard as Vancouver became the
first team since Calgary on November 3 to win as the guests of the Red Wings.
Daniel Sedin scored twice, including the tying goal late in regulation, while
Cody Hodgson scored the other goal for the Canucks, who won for the fifth time
in their past six games. Roberto Luongo posted 33 saves and stopped all three
skaters in the shootout.
Darren Helm had a goal and two assists, Justin Abdelkader scored one and
assisted on another, while Kyle Quincey also scored for the Red Wings, who
were coming off a loss in Chicago on Tuesday. Howard made 40 stops.
"We just have to put this behind us and come out ready for the next game,"
said Detroit head coach Mike Babcock. "You have highs and lows during the
season, we just have to skate better and play smarter."
The Red Wings got the only goal of the first period at the 11:16 mark. Helm
caused a turnover in his own end and skated down the right wing. He looked off
the defender and from the right circle snapped a wrister home for his seventh
of the year.
Vancouver tied the game with the only goal of the second period. Alexander
Edler had the puck in the high slot and sent a shot on net. Henrik Sedin was
able to slow it down and Daniel swept it in at the 13:34 mark of the frame.
Detroit took the lead 6:08 into the third when Abdelkader sent a pass from the
outside right circle to the slot where Quincey gathered the rolling puck and
snapped it in.
The Canucks tied the game with 6:34 to play as Hodgson's shot from the left
circle went off the leg of Niklas Kronwall and snuck past Howard, but
Abdelkader scored just 20 seconds later when he jammed in the puck as it sat
on the line after a Helm shot.
With Luongo pulled, though, the Canucks tied the game with 15.4 seconds
showing as Sedin's slap shot from the high slot went through with a bunch of
bodies in front.
Detroit hosts Colorado on Saturday...Vancouver continues its six-game road
trip in New Jersey on Friday...These teams split the four-game series, with
each squad winning one in regulation and one in the shootout...Vancouver was
0-for-4 on the power play while Detroit was 0-for-5...Before the game, the Red
Wings gave forward Todd Bertuzzi a two-year extension.
02/23 23:48:46 ET