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Detroit at Calgary

Unstoppable Zetterberg keeps scoring for rolling Red Wings

CBSSports.com wire reports
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CALGARY, Alberta -- The NHL's top player in October kept his exceptional season going to start November.

Henrik Zetterberg scored his league-leading 11th and 12th goals Thursday as the Detroit Red Wings extended their winning streak to seven games with a 4-1 victory over the Calgary Flames.

Zetterberg has at least one point in all 14 of Detroit's games this season, and helped the Red Wings take all three games of a trip to western Canada for the first time in 21 attempts.

Zetterberg was named the NHL's first star for the month of October and kept his season rolling with another exceptional game.

"We have such a great team and the whole team is playing really good right now," said Zetterberg, who leads the NHL with 24 points.

Alex Tanguay scored for Calgary, which ended its season-long seven-game homestand at 4-2-1.

"Detroit's a good team but all of us in here would agree we didn't play our best game and when you don't do that, you don't give yourself a chance at winning," Tanguay said.

"We weren't skating, we were nervous, and they are a team that moves the puck extremely well. You have to take away their time and space and we didn't do that tonight."

Zetterberg put the Red Wings ahead at 10:44 of the first period after Jiri Hudler tied it at 9:11.

With Detroit leading 3-1 in the third period, Zetterberg connected again on a power play at 10:44 to put the game away. The Flames had dominated play at that point in a bid to get back in the game.

"It was one of those games when we got the puck, we got the puck in the net," Detroit coach Mike Babcock said. "They had a good push in the third period but I thought we were pretty good in the first two and then we capitalized on the power play."

Making his fourth start in a row with Dominik Hasek (hip) sidelined, Chris Osgood made 26 saves to improve to a perfect 7-0 on the season. Detroit has at least one point in Osgood's last 19 starts (14-0-5) dating to last season.

Daniel Cleary also scored for Detroit, which beat Vancouver 3-2 on Sunday and won 2-1 over Edmonton on Tuesday.

Osgood was not busy early but was tested often in the third period. In one sequence he stopped Daymond Langkow's dangerous backhand from the side of the net. Later, he managed to get his stick on Jarome Iginla's rebound after the Flames' captain had deflected one by Adrian Aucoin off the goal post.

"I'm confident and I'm feeling good when I'm playing," Osgood said. "I got that bounce off the post and then Iginla put it off my stick. I've had some breaks along the way too but you have to get to that kind of record."

Calgary went 0-for-7 on the power play, including 38 seconds with a two-man advantage in the second period.

Notes

  • Osgood's last regulation loss was 4-2 to the Los Angeles Kings on Jan. 6. He is 21-13-5 in his career against the Flames. The only other two teams he has more victories against are Dallas (25) and Chicago (24).
  • Marcus Nilson (hip) returned for Calgary after missing one game.
  • Detroit D Niklas Kronwall (groin) missed his third game.
  • The Red Wings were outshot for just the second time in 14 games, 27-26.
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Jiri Hudler (26) is joined by Valtteri Filppula after Hudler scores the tying goal on the power play. (AP)
Jiri Hudler (26) is joined by Valtteri Filppula after Hudler scores the tying goal on the power play. (AP)
Scoreboard
Detroit  (11-2-1) «2114
Calgary (6-4-3)1001
Three Stars
C. Osgood
DET


Saves: 26
Save Pct.: .963
H. Zetterberg
DET


Goals: 2
Assist(s): 0
O. Nolan
CGY


Goals: 0
Assist(s): 0

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1ST PERIOD
05:28Alex Tanguay (4), Snap Shot. Assist: Jarome Iginla
09:11Power Play - Jiri Hudler (3), Snap Shot. Assist: Brett Lebda, Mikael Samuelsson
10:44Henrik Zetterberg (11), Slap Shot. Assist: Pavel Datsyuk, Nicklas Lidstrom
2ND PERIOD
05:24Daniel Cleary (1), Backhand Shot. Assist: Kris Draper, Nicklas Lidstrom
3RD PERIOD
13:18Power Play - Henrik Zetterberg (12), Wrist Shot. Assist: Pavel Datsyuk, Brian Rafalski
Penalty Summary
1ST PERIOD
07:48Phaneuf, 2 min, Interference
15:18Kopecky, 2 min, Holding the Stick
18:06Maltby, 2 min, Hooking
2ND PERIOD
08:52Draper, 2 min, High-Sticking
12:05Iginla, 2 min, Bench - Too Many Men on the Ice
15:07Hudler, 2 min, Hooking
16:29Drake, 2 min, Bench - Too Many Men on the Ice
3RD PERIOD
03:53Draper, 2 min, Tripping
08:44Lilja, 2 min, Holding
12:43Huselius, 2 min, Hooking
Shots On Goal
 123T
Detroit118726
Calgary5101227
Goalies
GoalieMINSSGA
Chris Osgood59:59261
Miikka Kiprusoff59:47224
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Referees - Gord Dwyer, Dave Jackson
Linesmen - Mike Cvik, Brian Mach
 
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Nash 3 Final
Van 0
StL 3 Final
Min 2
Buf 3 Final
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Bos 4
Phi 2 Final
Mon 5
Pitt 2 Final
Colo 3
Wash 0 Final
NYR 2
Colu 1 Final
Ana 2
TB 0 Final
NYI 4
Atl 4 Final
Ott 6