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Making his first start of the season, Jonas Gustavsson stopped 25 shots and all three that he faced in a shootout to help the Detroit Red Wings rally past the San Jose Sharks, 2-1.
The two teams were locked in a scoreless tie into the third period, when San Jose took the lead on a one-timer by Logan Couture. But the Wings answered less than two minutes later, as Patrick Eaves redirected a Niklas Kronwall shot into the net.
Damien Brunner scored the only goal of the shootout, beating Antti Niemi with a wrister glove-side.
Red Wings’ Wheel: Gustavsson. He said earlier on Thursday that he was nervous for his first start — he had relieved Jimmy Howard in a pair of losses and spent the rest of the season trying to recover from a groin injury.
He was beyond solid, even if he’d like to have Couture’s short-side goal back. The Wings needed a pick-me-up from their netminder, with the offense reeling again, and Gustavsson delivered.
Red Wings’ Heel: Justin Abdelkader. Detroit played a second straight pretty solid road game, so there are few goats. Abdelkader, though, coughed up the puck at the blue line to set up Couture’s goal, and he continues to fail to take advantage of playing alongside Pavel Datsyuk.
What’s Next: We assume your calendars are circled. The Wings will come home from the West Coast for a Sunday matinee affair against the Chicago Blackhawks, who are still undefeated in regulation. All that stands between the Hawks and a 21-game points streak is a Friday night contest, at home against Columbus.
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Detroit Red Wings defenseman Kyle Quincey was credited with an unassisted goal in the first period of Wednesday night's game on a fluke play after his shot bounced into the air and off the back of Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Bernier's head into the net.
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Damien Brunner scored the lone goal in the shootout and Jonas Gustavsson stopped all three shots in his first start of the season to lead the Detroit Red Wings to their third win in four games, 2-1 over the struggling San Jose Sharks on Thursday night.
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Yahoo Sports' Nicholas J. Cotsonika penned this in last night's "Three Periods" column, but given that Ian White may very well be out of a job, and Carlo Colaiacovo may or may not join him as the suddenly-healthy Red Wings' defense consists of Niklas Kronwall and a cast of under-30 players in Jonathan Ericsson, Brian Lashoff, Kyle Quincey, Jakub Kindl and Brendan...
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Damen Brunner scored the lone goal in the shootout and Jonas Gustavsson stopped all three shots in his first start of the season to lead the Detroit Red Wings to their third win in four games, 2-1 over the struggling San Jose Sharks on Thursday night.
Patrick Eaves scored the equalizer midway through the third period and Gustavsson made 25 saves to get his...
Let’s just say that the Detroit Red Wings did not get the benefit of many friendly whistles in a 2-1 loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Wednesday night. The Wings found themselves facing a 5-on-3 on two separate occasions, totaling about four minutes of game time — and the Kings tied the game at one on the second of those two-man advantages, midway through the third.
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The Rangers are in desperate need of a reliable defenseman to shore up the bottom pairing. Right now, it looks like a competition between Steve Eminger and Matt Gilroy, and neither really instills confidence in the Rangers fan base. Eminger has been steady in previous seasons, but he hasn’t found the lineup consistently so far. Gilroy has had flashes...
Detroit played a strong game from start to finish tonight and earned two points in a 2-1 shootout win in San Jose. Brunner has been the only Red Wings to score in the shootout this year. He's 2-2 and the Wings are 2-0 in the skills competition. This also means our goalies haven't been beaten yet. Though shootout wins don't count as much as regular wins, 2 points is better...
Kyle Quincey with one of the stranger goals this season. Puck is comes off of the glove hand of Bernier, hits him in the back of the head and directs into the back of the net.
I can't pull a Malik and stick around for the end of the game, so feel free to use this post for post-game too.
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They say you should just throw the puck at the net, and this goal by Detroit Red Wings defenseman Kyle Quincey is exactly why. His shot went of Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Bernier’s glove, bounced straight up in the air, hit off his head/back and bounced it. Rob Scuderi tried to knock it out of the air but completely whiffed. Bernier had no idea where the puck was and...
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