NHL Game Summary - Calgary at Detroit
(Wednesday, December 10th)
Final Score: Detroit 4, Calgary 3 (OT)
Detroit, MI (Sports Network) - Nicklas Lidstrom's goal with 1:10 left in overtime sent Detroit past Calgary, 4-3, at Joe Louis Arena.
Late in the extra session, Johan Franzen controlled the puck inside the Calgary blue line and dished back to the right point for Lidstrom. The veteran backliner stepped into the pass and lasered a shot under the crossbar for the game-winner.
Valtteri Filppula, Henrik Zetterberg and Brian Rafalski also tallied for the Red Wings, who overcame an early two-goal deficit to pick up their fourth straight victory.
Ty Conklin earned his eighth win of the season with a 29-save performance.
Craig Conroy, Daymond Langkow and David Moss scored for the Flames, who have dropped two in a row on the road on back-to-back days.
Backup netminder Curtis McElhinney played well but suffered the defeat despite stopping 35 shots.
After frantic spurts at both ends of the ice in the first period, Calgary struck with 4:57 left as Conroy found a loose puck just outside the crease and slid it inside the left post.
Langkow upped the Flames' lead to 2-0 with under a minute remaining in the first, then Detroit finally countered when Filppula tipped in Kris Draper's slap-pass 6:59 into the second.
Moss tapped in a power-play goal for a 3-1 Calgary advantage 8:51 into the third period, then Zetterberg finished off a 3-on-2 break by netting Dan Cleary's rebound to bring the Wings within one exactly a minute later.
Only 6:17 remained in regulation when Rafalski capped a Detroit offensive burst by burying a slap shot from the left circle for a 3-3 tie.
Detroit has won five of the last six matchups, including both this season...Calgary had dropped a 4-1 decision in Montreal on Tuesday...Rafalski and Moss are both natives of Dearborn, Michigan, a Detroit suburb.
12/10 22:49:59 ET