There really wasn’t a better time for Stephen Weiss to score his first goal as a Red Wing.
Weiss scored at 3 minutes 13 seconds of overtime tapping in a rebound goal past goalie Cam Ward capping a dramatic comeback in the Red Wings 3-2 victory over Carolina.
“The first one is always big and especially it being overtime that makes it extra special” Weiss said. “I’ll remember that for a long time.”
Before Weiss it was Henrik Zetterberg who got the Red Wings into overtime.
Zetterberg set up Justin Abdelkader early in the third period then scored with 16.8 seconds left in regulation forcing overtime.
Zetterberg’s shot through a maze of players in front of Ward found the back of the net and sucked the air of a sellout crowd at PNC Arena.
“I just wanted to take a little extra time and get a good shot away” Zetterberg said of his tying goal. “The first two (shots) I didn’t do that. I just tried to aim for the corner but it went through.”
Goalie Jimmy Howard made 23 saves to earn the vi