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Three Questions: Wings-Flames

DRW.com's Michael Caples analyzes the Wings' 27th game

Wednesday, 12.10.2008 / 10:30 PM ET / News
By Michael Caples  - Detroit Red Wings Staff Writer
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Three Questions: Wings-Flames
How did the Red Wings generate their comeback Wednesday night?

Calgary's lead seemed out of reach, but the Red Wings’ high-powered offense had other plans.  Trailing by two goals halfway through the third, Dan Cleary and Henrik Zetterberg decided it was time to start the uphill climb. Cleary flew down the right boards, and fired a quick shot on the Calgary goal. Zetterberg, with his world-class speed, cut to the front of the net, and flipped the rebound up over goaltender Curtis Mcelhinney. The goal was just the spark the Red Wings needed.

Four minutes later, Brian Rafalski found himself with plenty of time and the puck on his stick, and decided to let a rocket go towards the opposing goal. His slapshot from the top of the right circle worked its way through a crowd of three skaters, and right past a screened Mcelhinney. Overtime, and the eventual win, ensued.

Who was the Wings’ star of the game?


Nicklas Lidstrom reminded the Hockeytown faithful why he’s considered the best defenseman in the game in the Wings’ 4-3 win, all with one whack of the puck. With the closing seconds ticking away in a thrilling overtime, Lidstrom found the puck just above the slot, and fired a ferocious blast into the Calgary goal, turning on the red light and sending the Red Wings to their locker room with an impressive comeback victory. The final play was the exclamation point on yet another superb effort from Detroit’s leader, who took 32 shifts for 25:21 worth of ice time, recorded five shots, and played mistake-free hockey.

What was the Wings’ best goal?

Valtteri Filppula scored the Wings’ first goal Wednesday, but the goal really goes to Kris Draper.  Detroit’s face-off specialist showed off his puck skills on the goal, when he winded up for a fake slapshot.  Instead of firing the puck on net, however, Draper fired a precision pass to Filppula, who just had to redirect the puck into the empty net for a backdoor goal.  Without Draper’s fake, that goal would have never happened.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 49 36 9 4 161 110 76
2 FLA 51 31 15 5 141 112 67
3 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
4 NYR 51 28 18 5 146 132 61
5 BOS 51 27 18 6 149 136 60
6 NYI 49 26 17 6 134 121 58
7 DET 51 25 18 8 125 130 58
8 NJD 52 26 20 6 117 118 58
9 PIT 50 25 18 7 129 128 57
10 CAR 53 24 21 8 129 141 56
11 PHI 49 23 18 8 117 128 54
12 MTL 52 24 24 4 137 141 52
13 OTT 52 23 23 6 142 164 52
14 TOR 50 19 22 9 116 134 47
15 BUF 52 21 26 5 119 137 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Larkin 50 17 18 23 35
H. Zetterberg 51 9 25 2 34
T. Tatar 50 14 16 -3 30
G. Nyquist 51 14 13 -4 27
J. Abdelkader 51 14 12 -4 26
P. Datsyuk 36 6 18 10 24
M. Green 45 3 17 -8 20
N. Kronwall 45 3 14 -10 17
D. DeKeyser 47 6 8 10 14
R. Sheahan 50 7 6 -15 13
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 18 10 4 .931 2.06
J. Howard 7 8 4 .904 2.89