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Persistent Wings beat Blackhawks, 2-1

Thursday, 11.2.2006 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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Persistent Wings beat Blackhawks, 2-1
CHICAGO -- With the Red Wings' winning streak in jeopardy, Henrik Zetterberg and Robert Lang saved the day in the third period.

Zetterberg and Lang scored in a 3:10 span and Chris Osgood made 21 saves as the Wings won their fifth straight game, a 2-1 triumph over the Chicago Blackhawks.

In posting its fifth consecutive one-goal victory, Detroit recorded its ninth win in 10 meetings against 'Original Six' rival Chicago, which suffered its seventh straight defeat.

Trailing 1-0, Detroit tied the score at 3:09 of the third period when Zetterberg set up Tomas Holmstrom, who was stopped on four shots from the doorstep by netminder Brian Boucher before Zetterberg fired the rebound inside the left goalpost.

Lang gave Detroit a 2-1 lead at 6:19 of the final session with a wrister of Brett Lebda's drop pass from the left faceoff circle that deflected off Chicago defenseman Adrian Aucoin and beat Boucher to the glove side.

Osgood, who needed to make just one save in the second period, won for the third time in four decisions and recorded his 328th career victory. He is one win shy of teammate Dominik Hasek for fourth place among active netminders.

Rene Bourque opened the scoring for the Blackhawks with 6:16 left in the first period with his fourth goal of the season, easily converting Radim Vrbata's centering feed from the right circle.

Winless in seven starts this season, Boucher made 27 saves for Chicago, which has scored just three times in its last five contests.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 248 187 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 77 17 49 -6 66
P. Datsyuk 63 26 39 12 65
T. Tatar 82 29 27 6 56
G. Nyquist 82 27 27 -11 54
J. Abdelkader 71 23 21 3 44
N. Kronwall 80 9 35 -4 44
R. Sheahan 79 13 23 -3 36
D. Helm 75 15 18 7 33
D. DeKeyser 80 2 29 11 31
S. Weiss 52 9 16 -2 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Howard 23 13 11 .910 2.44
P. Mrazek 16 9 2 .918 2.38

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