Detroit Red Wings DetroitRedWings.com presented by AT&T
Atlanta
Thrashers
33-37-8-4
Detroit
Red Wings
48-21-11-2
OT
27 SOG
44 SOG
1st2nd3rdOTT
ATL
DET
game recap

Atlanta Thrashers 5, Detroit Red Wings 6 FINAL OT

Tuesday, 06.19.2012 / 2:28 AM

Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) -- Henrik Zetterberg got the last chance in a back-and-forth game.

Zetterberg scored his second goal of the game 2:24 into overtime Wednesday night, lifting the Detroit Red Wings to a 6-5 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers.

Zetterberg also added an assist, and Brendan Shanahan, Ray Whitney and Mathieu Schneider each had a goal and an assist. Tomas Holmstrom scored the other Red Wings goals, and Pavel Datsyuk and Brett Hull each had two assists.

"I guess you have the last scoring chance and something like that happens," Detroit coach Dave Lewis said.

Ilya Kovalchuk had a goal and two assists for Atlanta, which also got goals from Slava Kozlov, Ronald Petrovicky, Zdenek Blatny and Daniel Tjarnqvist.

"I don't think it was our best game," Thrashers coach Bob Hartley said. "But we kept coming back."

Zetterberg beat goaltender Pasi Nurminen with a high shot from the bottom of the left circle after taking a pass from Whitney on a two-on-one.

"I saw him (Whitney) with the puck, so I just tried to beat my guy," Zetterberg said. "I think he was tired. It was a great pass and I tried to shoot it as high as possible."

Atlanta tied it 5-5 with 7:02 remaining when Tjarnqvist's shot from the point deflected in off the stick of Datsyuk and the leg of Detroit defenseman Jiri Fischer in a seesaw period in which both teams scored twice.

"It was a strange night," Lewis said.

Each team scored three times in the second period. Detroit led 2-0 after the first 2:04.

Schneider shoveled in his own rebound 32 seconds in and Holmstrom put in his rebound just 1:32 later.

Kozlov put Atlanta on the board at 3:38 when he tipped in a shot by Patrik Stefan.

"Pretty exciting game," Kozlov said. "It was a big point for us to come back."

Whitney restored the Red Wings' two-goal lead at 8:31 when he fired in a one-timed shot from the slot.

But Petrovicky closed the gap to 3-2 with 8:53 remaining in the period when he put a shot past Joseph from the bottom of the right circle as he was being pulled down by defenseman Jason Woolley.

Blatny tied it at 3 with his first NHL goal with 4:14 left.

"It was not good that we let them be in the game again," Zetterberg said. "They had some lucky goals, I think. But they're dangerous, too."

scoring summary
1st Period
NONE
2nd Period
00:32
DET
Mathieu Schneider (5) Wrist shot - ASST: Kris Draper (11), Kirk Maltby (12)
1 - 0 DET
02:04
DET
Tomas Holmstrom (6) Backhand shot - ASST: Pavel Datsyuk (23), Brett Hull (22)
2 - 0 DET
03:38
ATL
Vyacheslav Kozlov (17) Slapshot - ASST: Patrik Stefan (13)
2 - 1 DET
08:31
DET
Ray Whitney (6) Snap shot - ASST: Brendan Shanahan (15), Niklas Kronwall (3)
3 - 1 DET
11:07
ATL
Ronald Petrovicky (13) Snap shot - ASST: Marc Savard (25), Shawn McEachern (23)
3 - 2 DET
15:46
ATL
Zdenek Blatny (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Ilya Kovalchuk (23), Chris Tamer (4)
3 - 3 Tie
3rd Period
01:41
ATL
Ilya Kovalchuk (22) Snap shot - ASST: Frantisek Kaberle (21)
4 - 3 ATL
05:45
DET
PPG - Henrik Zetterberg (5) Slapshot - ASST: Pavel Datsyuk (24), Brett Hull (23)
4 - 4 Tie
08:31
DET
Brendan Shanahan (16) Tip-in - ASST: Henrik Zetterberg (10), Jiri Fischer (8)
5 - 4 DET
12:58
ATL
Daniel Tjarnqvist (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Ilya Kovalchuk (24), Marc Savard (26)
5 - 5 Tie
OT Period
02:24
DET
Henrik Zetterberg (6) Wrist shot - ASST: Ray Whitney (10), Mathieu Schneider (21)
6 - 5 DET
penalty summary
1st Period
00:36
ATL
Ronald Petrovicky  Interference against  Tomas Holmstrom
05:07
ATL
Randy Robitaille  Slashing against  Kirk Maltby
05:07
DET
Kirk Maltby  Cross checking against  Randy Robitaille
08:08
DET
Jason Woolley  Hooking against  Benjamin Simon
12:49
ATL
Garnet Exelby  Fighting (maj) against  Brendan Shanahan
12:49
DET
Brendan Shanahan  Fighting (maj) against  Garnet Exelby
2nd Period
03:56
ATL
Garnet Exelby  Holding the stick against  Pavel Datsyuk
11:21
DET
Niklas Kronwall  Interference against  Patrik Stefan
11:35
ATL
Marc Savard  Tripping against  Kirk Maltby
19:58
ATL
Garnet Exelby  Roughing against  Chris Chelios
19:58
DET
Chris Chelios  Roughing against  Garnet Exelby
3rd Period
04:03
ATL
Marc Savard  Holding the stick against  Henrik Zetterberg
OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Pasi Nurminen
Pasi Nurminen
SA: 44TOI: 62:24
Saves: 38EV: 35 - 40
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 3
SV%: .864SH: 1 - 1
Curtis Joseph
SA: 27TOI: 62:24
Saves: 22EV: 18 - 23
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 2
SV%: .815SH: 2 - 2

DetroitRedWings.com is the official Web site of the Detroit Red Wings. Detroit Red Wings and DetroitRedWings.com are trademarks of the Detroit Red Wings. NHL, the NHL Shield and the word mark NHL Winter Classic are registered trademarks and Original Six is a trademark of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2013 Detroit Red Wings and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.
© NHL 2013. All Rights Reserved.

 
Advertise/SponsorshipsOlympia Entertainment | Code of Conduct | Privacy Policy | AdChoices | Employment | Contact Us | NHL.com Terms of Use | Site Map