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Three Questions: Wings-Jackets

DRW.com's Michael Caples analyzes the Wings' 56th game

Friday, 02.13.2009 / 9:40 PM ET / News
By Michael Caples  - Detroit Red Wings Staff Writer
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Three Questions: Wings-Jackets
Who was the Wings’ star of the game?

The Wings weren’t able to come away with a victory Friday night, but it wasn’t at the fault of goaltender Chris Osgood.  Starting on back-to-back nights, Osgood showed no signs of fatigue as he made 22 saves.  He made huge saves in the second period to keep the Wings in the game.  Osgood robbed Kristian Huselius midway through the second, when he was able to walk right down the middle and try to deke backhand on the Wings netminder.  Then he shut down Rick Nash, who picked up a loose puck shorthanded and tried to deke Osgood to the right post.  Osgood stretched out on his back and robbed the Columbus captain’s scoring opportunity.  The Wings’ goaltender fell victim to a few unlucky turnovers, but he shouldn’t be blamed for the loss.

What was the play of the night?

Captain Nicklas Lidstrom made everybody think he was a star forward for a while Friday night.  After he served a rare penalty in the opening minutes of the second period, Lidstrom exited the box and jumped into a scoring opportunity.  As he re-entered the ice, Pavel Datsyuk ended up with the puck, heading towards the Columbus goal.  Datsyuk fed Lidstrom the puck, and the Wings’ captain caught the pass in stride right at the opposing blue line.  He walked in on goaltender Chris Mason, made a quick deke to the forehand, and roofed the puck as if he was Datsyuk or one of the Wings’ skilled forwards.  It was Lidstrom’s 10th goal of the season, and it was certainly unique, yet highlight-reel worthy.

What went wrong?

The Red Wings went scoreless on the power play Friday night, failing to convert on four opportunities.  They weren’t able to score on the man advantage because they ran once again into rookie goaltender Chris Mason.  Mason, who is on pace to take home the Calder Trophy for rookie of the year and possibly more trophies as well, made life difficult for the Wings, stopping 32 of 34 shots for Columbus.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 52 31 15 6 143 115 68
3 NYR 52 29 18 5 148 134 63
4 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
7 DET 52 26 18 8 130 131 60
8 PIT 51 26 18 7 132 130 59
9 NJD 53 26 20 7 119 120 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
13 OTT 53 24 23 6 148 165 54
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Larkin 51 18 19 25 37
H. Zetterberg 52 9 25 2 34
T. Tatar 51 15 17 -2 32
G. Nyquist 52 14 15 -2 29
J. Abdelkader 52 14 12 -4 26
P. Datsyuk 37 6 20 11 26
M. Green 46 4 17 -7 21
N. Kronwall 45 3 14 -10 17
B. Richards 38 5 10 6 15
D. DeKeyser 48 6 8 12 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 19 10 4 .932 2.03
J. Howard 7 8 4 .904 2.89