Wings slap Canucks in OT, regain the top seed
Losing the top seed was not to be kept the same against the Canucks, another top seed in the Western Conference. The Red Wings found a way past the Canucks but it costed a lot. Pavel Datsyuk is now out for four weeks, and will be missed on the ice. The final score was 5-4 Red Wings, and here is a recap of the game:
In the first period, there was not much action to speak about, as the Wings, 8:12 into the period took the lead on a slapshot goal by Danny Cleary, his 15th of the season. That ended the scoring recap of the first period, with a lot more time left.
At the start of the second period, only 1:11 into the second, The Canucks tied it up 1-1 on a power play goal by Henrik Sedin, his 7th. But only minutes later, with 6:29 played, the Wings regained the lead with a goal by Valterri Filppula and had a 2-1 lead through some more the second. But with 11:21 played, the Canucks got the other Sedin brother, Daniel Sedin to score, tying the score up at 2, and it stayed that way until 19:39 when Mikeal Samuelson gave the Canucks the lead. Ending the second period, and giving the Canucks the edge.
At the 1:54 mark of the third period, Henrik Zetterburg gave the Wings the tie back, and had them in a good situation, until the Canucks took the lead back when Jeff Tambellini scored at the 12:10 mark, and had the Canucks minutes away from a Win. But it wasnt to happen in regulation, as the Captain, Lidstrom got the game tying goal on a power play at 16:06.
Overtime we go. Both teams got a point, and it was the main Wings player of the night, Henrik Zetterburg scoring his 12th goal and giving the Wings the 5-4 win, at the Joe Louis Arena