Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Henrik Zetterberg tallied twice in the third
period, as the Detroit Red Wings got past the Philadelphia Flyers, 5-2, at Joe
Pavel Datsyuk and Niklas Kronwall each posted a goal and two helpers for the
Red Wings, who pumped in their first three power-play goals of the season and
halted a two-game losing skid.
Daniel Alfredsson picked up three assists and Todd Bertuzzi added a score to
back Jimmy Howard's 32-save performance.
Erik Gustafsson and Tye McGinn lit the lamp for the Flyers, who continued
their early season slide with their fifth loss in six contests.
Ray Emery was victimized for all four goals on 29 shots in his second start of
Philadelphia, which has scored a franchise-low eight goals to start the
season, received bad news at the outset. Club GM Paul Holmgren revealed that
forward Scott Hartnell will miss 2-to-4 weeks with an upper-body injury and
forward Vincent Lecavalier will be out one week with a lower-body issue.
Despite heavy pressure to start the third, the visitors couldn't get one past
On the same shift after two Flyers missed open nets, Braydon Coburn was sent
off for holding and the Wings capitalized with their third power-play score of
the contest on Datsyuk's backhander from the slot at 3:08.
McGinn made it a one-goal contest with 5:46 played, following up a Claude
Giroux rebound and beating Howard from the left side.
Zetterberg, however, restored the Wings' two-goal edge by beating Emery with
6:12 remaining. He tallied once more inside the final minute of regulation
into the empty net, as Emery was summoned to the bench for an extra attacker
with more than two minutes to play.
Only 24 seconds into their first power play, the Wings went up 1-0 as Bertuzzi
wrapped the puck around the right post and in with 7:13 played in the opening
Kronwall's hard wrister from the left circle zipped under the crossbar and
gave Detroit a 2-0 edge with 8:52 remaining in the second period and seconds
to go on a Luke Schenn holding penalty.
But Philly climbed within a goal just 34 seconds later, when Gustafsson's
knuckler from the point eluded Howard.
The Flyers fell to 1-18-2 in Detroit, including two losses in the 1997 Stanley
Cup Finals, since a 4-3 win on Nov. 4, 1988 ... To fill the roster spots, the
Flyers recalled McGinn and Michael Raffl from Adirondack of the American
Hockey League ... Kronwall's tally was his first since March 15 ... Prior to
the contest, the Red Wings agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level
contract with first-round pick and forward Anthony Mantha.
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