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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 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
T. Tatar 5 0 3 1 3
M. Green 5 1 1 -1 2
A. Athanasiou 5 1 0 1 1
G. Nyquist 5 1 0 2 1
H. Zetterberg 5 1 0 3 1
J. Abdelkader 5 1 0 -3 1
B. Richards 5 1 0 -4 1
D. Helm 5 1 0 -1 1
D. Larkin 5 1 0 -2 1
N. Kronwall 5 0 1 3 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 1 2 0 .945 1.36
J. Howard 0 2 0 .891 3.59