Wings Hold Off Flames




The Detroit Red Wings overcame some sloppy defensive play early in the game to defeat the visiting Calgary Flames last night.

Detroit gave up several chances early in the game but the Flames could not capitalize on them often enough.

The teams traded goals in the first and second periods until midway through the 2nd, when the Flames lost their scoring touch. The Wings continued to press and scored again with 3:01 left in the 2nd. They added an insurance goal with less than 5 minutes remaining in the 3rd period to seal the win.

The highlight of the night was Kristian Huselius’ goal at 13:21 in the 1st period. He undressed Red Wings goalie Chris Osgood with a great deke and slid the back-hander past him to tie the game at 1-1.

It was Detroit’s 3rd win in 4 games.
Calgary remains winless in it’s first 3 games of the season.

Scoring Summary

1st Period
DET: Zetterberg A: Datsyuk
CGY: Huselius A: Nolan

2nd Period
DET: Holmstrom A: Datsyuk, Rafalski
CGY: Huselius
DET: Draper A: Lelja, Drake

3rd Period
DET:Samuelsson A: Lebda, Cleary

About Greg Hounslow (558 Posts)

Greg is the founder of Red Mile Blog has been following the Flames through good times and bad since they arrived in Calgary in the early 80s. He has written hundreds of articles on the Flames since 2005 and considers himself an expert on hockey inconsistency and frustration. He shoots right and usually plays defence, but has been known to jump up in the rush. He is a 2-time CAHL men's league champion and knows the sweet taste of beer from a Cup.

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