Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Daniel Alfredsson scored his second goal 63
seconds into overtime as the Detroit Red Wings edged the Calgary Flames, 3-2,
at Joe Louis Arena.
The Red Wings got a power play when Calgary defenseman TJ Brodie was whistled
for hooking with 42 seconds left in regulation. On the ensuing power play,
Pavel Datsyuk fed Alfredsson for a one-timer in the slot.
"We're hanging in games and we're playing some good hockey, and then all of a
sudden, we have some lapses where we give the other team way too many
chances," said Alfredsson. "We did that at times (tonight) too, but we grinded
throughout the whole time, 60 minutes, and obviously Pavel's play there at the
end of regulation to draw the penalty turns out to be huge."
Jonas Gustavsson made 20 saves for the Red Wings, who snapped a six-game
winless streak (0-4-2) and avoided a sixth consecutive loss at home.
Mikael Backlund and Mark Giordano both scored for Calgary, which fell to 1-1-2
on its five-game road trip. Karri Ramo stopped 35 shots in defeat.
Alfredsson pounced on a rebound to open the scoring 26 seconds into the
Backlund tied things up with a fluttering shot at the 5:11 mark of the first
period. The forward had a chance to give Calgary the lead, but he was denied
on a short-handed breakaway roughly two minutes later.
The Red Wings went back on top when Alfredsson's right-point blast deflected
in off teammate Joakim Andersson at 11:38 of the second period.
Giordano knotted the score on a power play with a wrister from between the
circles at 15:53 of the second.
"Our power play's needed to give our team momentum, whether we score or not,"
Cammalleri said. "We were finally able to tonight," said Flames forward Mike
Alfredsson picked up his 700th career assist ... Datsyuk had three assists ...
The Red Wings had lost their last 11 home overtime games. It was the longest
such streak in the NHL since 1986-87.
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