Chicago at Detroit

Datsyuk finishes Red Wings' comeback with shootout winner wire reports

DETROIT -- After allowing a bad goal to give Chicago the lead, Detroit's Ty Conklin made sure to keep his composure in case the Red Wings fought back.

Turns out, that's just what happened.

Pavel Datsyuk scored in a shootout to complete a comeback from a two-goal deficit and lift the Detroit Red Wings to a 5-4 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday.

"Ty saved the game at the end. He made some key saves," Marian Hossa said. "That's what you need from your goalie. He was strong at the end."

Valtteri Filppula had a goal and an assist and Hossa and Henrik Zetterberg also scored for Detroit. Daniel Cleary had two assists and Conklin made 28 saves. He stopped Jonathan Toews, Patrick Sharp and Patrick Kane in the shootout.

"It was nice, especially after that third goal, to be able to battle through," Conklin said.

Chicago's third goal came on the power play with just four seconds left in the first period. Toews got the puck in the bottom of the right circle. Conklin then dropped to his knees too early and Toews simply fired a shot over Conklin's shoulder on the short side.

Toews scored twice, Andrew Ladd had a goal and an assist and Sharp added a goal for Chicago in regulation. Patrick Kane and Brian Campbell each had two assists and Cristobal Huet stopped 26 shots.

Hossa tied it at 4 with 9:37 left in the third period when he beat Huet from the bottom of the right circle on a rush for his 15th goal.

Zetterberg made it 4-3 with a power-play goal 6:32 into the third period. He chipped in Johan Franzen's pass for his 12th goal.

"At the start of the third we talked about no panic," Hossa said. "Just keep skating at them and take the puck to their zone."

Ladd's fourth goal gave the Blackhawks a 4-2 lead 2:00 into the second period. Chicago led 3-2 after one but Detroit scored twice in the first 4:33.

"It's frustrating," Chicago defenseman Brent Seabrook said. "We need to shore that up. We need to be better with the puck."

Filppula got his third goal on the Red Wings' first shot of the game, at 1:32, when his one-time shot from the left circle trickled in through Huet.

Hudler made it 2-0 when he put one in from the bottom of the left circle after Huet got caught behind the net.

Sharp's power-play goal put the Blackhawks on the board at 9:09 when he ripped in a one-timer from the bottom of the left circle for his 15th goal. Toews then scored twice in the last 3:33 of the period.

He cut in off the right side, put a move on Cleary to the inside, made another move and beat Conklin to tie it at 2 before he beat Conklin again for the lead.

"Good effort on our part," Blackhawks' coach Joel Quenneville said. "A tough ending."


  • Detroit RW Tomas Holmstrom returned after missing eight games with back spasms.
  • Detroit LW Kirk Maltby didn't play because of a bruised bone in his ankle.
  • Chicago G Nikolai Khabibulin missed his fourth game with a lower body injury.
  • Hudler has five goals in his last five games.
  • Toews has three goals and an assist in his last two games.
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Cristobal Huet gets caught behind the net and Jiri Hudler makes no mistake with so much open net. (AP)
Cristobal Huet gets caught behind the net and Jiri Hudler makes no mistake with so much open net. (AP)
Chicago (11-6-7)31000 (0)4
Detroit  (18-4-4) «20201 (1)5
Three Stars
J. Toews

Goals: 2
Assist(s): 0
P. Datsyuk

Goals: 0
Assist(s): 0
M. Hossa

Goals: 1
Assist(s): 0

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Scoring Summary
01:32Valtteri Filppula (3), Snap Shot. Assist: Cleary
04:33Jiri Hudler (12), Slap Shot. Assist: Filppula, Lilja
09:08Power Play - Patrick Sharp (15), Snap Shot. Assist: Kane, Barker
16:27Jonathan Toews (6), Backhand Shot. Assist: Ladd, Campbell
19:55Power Play - Jonathan Toews (7), Snap Shot. Assist: Kane, Barker
02:00Andrew Ladd (4), Snap Shot. Assist: Bolland, Campbell
06:32Power Play - Henrik Zetterberg (12), Backhand Shot. Assist: Franzen, Hudler
10:23Marian Hossa (15), Snap Shot. Assist: Cleary, Rafalski
 Pavel Datsyuk (3), GOAL
Penalty Summary
08:29Filppula, 2 min, Hooking
19:38Hossa, 2 min, Hooking
02:10Eager, 2 min, Tripping
09:26Byfuglien, 2 min, Hooking
03:19Kronwall, 2 min, Hooking
04:37Keith, 2 min, Interference
Shots On Goal
Cristobal Huet 64:5826431
Ty Conklin 65:0028430
Power Play Conversions
Power Play
Game Information
Attendance - 20066
Referees - Justin St. Pierre, Don Van Massenhoven
Linesmen - Steve Barton, Mark Pare
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Colu 0 Final
LA 3
NJ 2 Final
Mon 1
Min 0 Final
Nash 1
Pitt 2 Final
Ott 3
Phi 2 Final
Car 1
Buf 4 Final
TB 3
Bos 4 Final
Fla 0
Wash 2 Final
Tor 1
Edm 3 Final
SJ 2
Atl 5 Final
Pho 3 Final
StL 4