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Bertuzzi Signs in Detroit

Posted 19 Aug 2009 — by admin
Category Bertuzzi, Contract, Detroit Red Wings, Off Season
Stanley Cup Penguins Red Wings Hockey

One-time Flames forward Todd Bertuzzi has signed a one-year, $1.5M deal with the Detroit Red Wings. He had indicated that he wanted to return to Calgary, but Darryl Sutter made it clear that he should look elsewhere. Last season Bertuzzi was inconsistent, but still put up his best numbers since 05-06, his last season in Vancouver. Bertuzzi scored 15 goals and added 29 assists.

The deal puts the Red Wings over the salary cap for the 2009-2010 season by about $1.2M. They will probably put Defenceman Andreas Lilja on injured reserve and/or send winger Justin Abelkader to the minors to balance it out.

Why did Detroit sign Bertuzzi? Red Wings GM Ken Holland recently said “We lost almost 90 goals. I read or hear people picking us to be about fourth in the Western Conference.” But he still thinks they are a Stanley Cup contender “because our defense is as good as anyone’s defense and I like the rest of our team.”

Flames 5, Red Wings 3

Posted 23 Mar 2009 — by admin
Category Detroit Red Wings, Playoff Race, Win, home

The Calgary Flames beat the defending Stanley Cup Champion Detroit Red Wings for the 2nd time this month with a 5-3 win.
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Mike Cammalleri scored a goal and added 2 assists as the Flames claimed their 2nd straight win against Detroit and moved ahead another 2 points in the race for the playoffs.

Dion Phaneuf, Jamie Lundmark, Curtis Glencross and Craig Conroy also scored for the Flames who took advantage of Chris Osgood’s shaky goaltending in the first 2 periods to take a 3-0 lead. After Cammalleri’s goal 5 minutes into the 2nd period, Red Wings coach Mike Babcock pulled Osgood and replaced him with Ty Conklin.

Conklin was able to keep his team in the game as the Red Wings gained ground with Pavel Datsyuk’s 30th goal of the season. After Glencross gave the Flames a 4-1 lead 5 minutes into the 3rd priod, the Red Wings pressed and managed to close the gap to 4-3.

With Conklin on the bench for an extra skater, Craig Conroy worked the puck out of his end and eventually ended up with it back on his stick with a lot of space open in front of him. He shot the puck from centre ice and sealed the 5-3 win for the Flames.

The Flames and the Red Wings split their 4-game season series equally with identical 2-1-1 records. Detroit took both of the first games (5-2 and 4-3 in OT). Calgary won the final 2 games (6-5 Shootout, 5-3).

Calgary’s next game will be on the road in Pittsburgh on Wednesday.

Flames Beat Detroit 6-5 in Shootout

Posted 12 Mar 2009 — by admin
Category Detroit Red Wings, Road, Win, shootout

The Calgary Flames came back from a 4-1 deficit and beat the Detroit Red Wings 6-5 in the shootout tonight at the Joe Louis Arena.
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Mike Cammalleri and Olli Jokinen both scored for the Flames in the shootout and Miikka Kiprusoff stopped 2 of 3 shooters to complete the comeback win for the Flames.

Kiprusoff was outstanding for the Flames, stopping a total of 40 shots in the game including a franchise-record, 28 in the first period.

Jamie Lundmark scored 2 goals in the 3rd period, including the 5-4 go-ahead goal with just 1:20 left in the game to set the stage for a huge comeback victory for the Calgary Flames.

After Olli Jokinen opened the scoring with a powerplay goal just over 5 minutes into the 1st period, the Detroit Red Wings owned much of the 1st and 2nd period thanks in part to over 7 minutes of powerplay time, including 4:45 of consecutive 5-on-3 powerplay. The Red Wings capitalized with 3 powerplay goals in the 1st and 2nd periods, and added a regular strength goal by Valtteri Filppula to go ahead 4-1.

Calgary’s Daymond Langkow seemed to be more at ease after coming back from a hand injury and closed the gap to 4-2 only 35 seconds after Filppula’s goal, by redirecting Adrian Aucoin’s shot into the Detroit Net.

Calgary came on strong in the 3rd period, and scored 3 goals in a span of 2 minutes and 2 seconds late in the period. Lundmark started the comeback scoring his first of the game, followed by Jokinien’s 2nd goal of the night.

Flames fans thought the win was sealed when Lundmark scored his 2nd goal of the night to give the flames a 5-4 advantage, but Dan Cleary kept the Red Wings alive by banging in a loose puck with just 42 seconds left in regulation time.

The Calgary Flames will be happy with tonight’s 2 points after dropping 3 games in-a-row on their extended road trip. This win is especially gratifying for the team as it comes against a Western Conference rival and fellow division leader.

The Flames are now 3-3 on their 7-game road trip and finish on Saturday night in Toronto.

Flames vs. Red Wings Highlights

Posted 10 Dec 2008 — by admin
Category Detroit Red Wings, Highlights, Loss, Overtime, Road

Flames vs. Red Wings Highlights

Posted 22 Nov 2008 — by admin
Category Detroit Red Wings, Loss, home

Flames Outplayed by Wings

Posted 01 Nov 2007 — by admin
Category Detroit Red Wings, home


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When are the Calgary Flames going to figure out the Detroit Red Wings? Definitely not tonight.

The Flames may have scored the game’s first goal tonight, but that was all they could do as they lost 4-1 to the visiting Detroit Red Wings. The NHL’s leading scorer Henrik Zetterberg netted 2 goals to lead the Wings to their 11th win of the season.

Tonight’s game, televised on Pay-Per-View, was a disappointing 3 hrs for Flames fans. The Flames were 0-for-7 on the powerplay, and allowed 2 easy goals while down a man. During the 3 powerplays the Flames had in the 2nd period, they played in Detroit’s end for about 2 minutes. They were constantly giving the puck away and couldn’t mount any sort of attack even though they had one extra player on the ice. Overall the 2nd period was a write-off for the Flames.

The 3rd period was mostly dominated by the Flames, even though they couldn’t put the puck in Detroit’s net. They outshot the Wings 12-7, but could not put the puck past Wings goalie Chris Osgood. The Flames had several great chances, but Osgood was solid in net and managed to keep the Flames off the scoreboard for the 2nd and 3rd periods.

It was a disappointing loss for the Flames, who have now completed their season-high, 8-game homestand with a record of 4-2-2. They trail Minnesota by 1 point for the lead in the Northwest division, and will play the Wild on Saturday.

Scoring Summary

1st Period
CGY: Tanguay A: Iginla
DET: Hudler A: Lebda, Samuelsson
DET: Zetterberg A: Datsyuk, Lidstrom

2nd Period
DET: Cleary A: Draper, Lidstrom

3rd Period
DET: Zetterberg A: Datsyuk, Rafalski

Wings Hold Off Flames

Posted 11 Oct 2007 — by admin
Category Detroit Red Wings, Loss, Road


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

Detroit Knocks Calgary Out of the Playoffs in 2 OT

Posted 22 Apr 2007 — by admin
Category Detroit Red Wings, Loss, home


I suppose it’s fitting that the Flames would be knocked out of the playoffs on a sloppy play. And That’s exactly what ended their season tonight, when Johan Franzen strolled into the Calgary end, cut to the center of the ice and shot the puck over Miikka Kiprusoff’s shoulder to win the series for the Detroit Red Wings.

Franzen’s goal at 4:23 of the 2nd overtime was not the prettiest, but it was all that was needed for the Wings to move onto the 2nd round.

Calgary seemed to have a bit of jump to them, especially when Jarome Iginla opened the scoring midway throught the 2nd period. They were playing hard, finishing checks and making good plays (which is something that has been lacking from their post-season this year).

Detroit’s Robert Lang evened the scoring with under 5 minutes to go in the 2nd period with a quick shot that beat Kiprusoff through the 5-hole.

The rest of the game was a back-and-forth rally, with both teams getting their chances. But Kipprusoff and Detroit goalie Dominik Hasek both stood on their heads and made amazing saves to send the game to overtime.

Calgary’s David Moss had a chance to end the game while on the powerplay in the first overtime. Hasek was sprawled out on the ice, and Moss had the whole net to shoot at… but he put the puck over the net.

Calgary successfully killed off a double-minor penalty when Craig Conroy high-sticked Tomas Holmstrom with 6:44 left in the first overtime… but after that they seemed to fade.

The Flames never regained their momentum.

I would have liked to see the Flames move beyond the first round, but in the end, it was the better team that won. There’s nobody out there that can justify the way the Flames played on the road for this whole season, and during their 3 playoff games in Detroit. So Detroit moves on and Calgary goes golfing.

At least I can to to Turkey now and not have to worry about missing Flames games, or having idiot Red Wings fans posting useless comments on my blog.

Here’s a novel idea guys… how ’bout you go home and win with some class.

Scoring Summary

1st Period
No Scoring

2nd Period
CGY: Iginla (2) A: Langkow, Stuart
DET: Lang (1) A: Bertuzzi, Chelios

3rd Period
No Scoring

2nd Overtime
DET: Franzen (2) A: Lidstrom, Calder

At Least the Score Wasn’t 4-1 Again

Posted 21 Apr 2007 — by admin
Category Detroit Red Wings, Loss, Playoffs, Road


The Calgary Flames aren’t going down without a fight.

Daniel Cleary converted the first successful penalty shot ever in Detroit during the playoffs and Henrik Zetterberg had two goals and an assist in the Red Wings’ 5-1 victory over Calgary on Saturday.

When the Flames knew they’d fall behind 3-2 in the first-round series, they weren’t satisfied with just some scrums and trash talk.

The lopsided game took an ugly turn with a few minutes left when Calgary backup goalie Jamie McLennan slashed Johan Franzen in the midsection.

“It doesn’t belong in hockey,” said Franzen, who said the slash shocked him more than it hurt.

The slash might lead to a stiff suspension from the NHL, which gave the Islanders’ Chris Simon a 25-game suspension for viciously swinging his stick last month.

McLennan didn’t talk to reporters after the game.

“I think the league will take a look at a few things that happened,” Zetterberg said.

Flames star Jarome Iginla got into the act, with hooking and cross-checking penalties with 43 seconds left with aggressive stick work.

“It was really about getting some fights going at that point to keep our energy up and carry some anger into the next game,” Iginla said with several new stitches over his left eye. “We’re not going away.”

In the matchup of the Western Conference’s first- and eight-seeded teams, the home team has won each game.

The Flames hope the trend continues Sunday night in Game 6.

“I like that we’re right back at it,” Iginla said.

Cleary, Zetterberg and Chris Chelios scored in the second period and Zetterberg added another goal early in the third to give Detroit a 4-0 lead.

Calgary’s Andrei Zyuzin deflected a shot past Dominik Hasek midway through the final period.

Pavel Datsyuk put Detroit ahead 5-1 with 4:18 left to play and about a minute later, Miikka Kiprusoff was replaced by McLennan.

McLennan was on the ice for only 18 seconds because he was penalized for slashing and removed from the game with a match penalty and game misconduct.

Kiprusoff made 33 saves and Hasek had 23.

Since winning the Stanley Cup in 2002, Detroit has had a pair of first-round exits and one in the second round – against the Flames three years ago.

The Red Wings lost their previous two Game 5s – last year and in 2004 – and were eliminated in the following game.

Stunting the trend, Detroit dominated the second period by scoring two short-handed goals and one on the power play.

Cleary was awarded a penalty shot after being taken down on a breakaway 3:32 into the second period and he made the most of the rare opportunity. He faked a wrist shot and, when Kiprusoff tried to poke the puck away with his stick, Cleary’s backhander beat him high.

“It was a great play,” Detroit coach Mike Babcock said. “Can you imagine how hard your heart would be beating if that was you?”

Cleary converted the first penalty shot in Detroit and attempted the first one for the Red Wings at home since 1937. At Toronto in 1988, Petr Klima scored on a penalty shot.

Zetterberg entered the game scoreless in the series, but changed that in a big way with Detroit’s second and fourth goals both on the power play. The Red Wings were 3-for-8 with a man advantage after scoring on just two of 25 power plays in the series.

“The amount of skill we have in this locker room, we knew it was going to come eventually,” Zetterberg said.

The first two periods ended with pushing, punches and trash talk. With 4:42 left in the game, Detroit’s Todd Bertuzzi and Calgary’s Dion Phaneuf were tied up before Bertuzzi lifted Phaneuf off his skates and threw him down.

Detroit defenseman Brett Lebda didn’t play after being called for a tripping penalty midway through the third period because he was punched by center Daymond Langkow while both were on the ground.

“I was really disappointed. Not a little, but a lot,” Hasek said. “Their goalie, what he did and Iginla, he’s the captain of the team and should be in charge.

“Those last 5 or 6 minutes if you were watching on TV, I think it was sort of disappointing.”

Here’s the video highlights:

Scoring Summary

1st Period
No Scoring

2nd Period
DET: Cleary (1) Penalty Shot
DET: Zetterberg (1) A: Lidstrom, Schneider
DET: Chelios (1) A: Franzen, Lidstrom

3rd Period
DET: Zetterberg (2) A: Datsyuk, Lidstrom
CGY: Zyuzin (1) A: Lombardi, Conroy
DET: Datsyuk (3) A: Lidstrom, Zetterberg

Flames Even Series With Win in Calgary

Posted 19 Apr 2007 — by admin
Category Detroit Red Wings, Playoffs, Win, home


Home ice proved to be friendly to the Calgary Flames again tonight as they defeated the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 to even their playoff series at 2-2.

Daymond Langkow and Miikka Kiprusoff were the difference for Calgary, with Langkow scoring 2 goals including the game winner 8 minutes into the 2nd period and Kiprusoff stoping 33 shots, including 25 of 25 through periods 2-3.

Langkow opened the scoring for Calgary 8:19 into the first period with a close-in shot made possible by a perfect pass from Alex Tanguay. He scored the game winning goal almost 20 minutes later on another pass from Alex Tanguay. His 2nd goal gave the Flames a 3-2 lead, which they managed to hang onto for the rest of the game.

Todd Bertuzzi and Johan Franzen both scored goals in the 1st period for Detroit.

Craig Conroy also scored for the Flames when he took a pass from Wayne Primeau and fired it past Wings’ goalie Dominik Hasek.

In the 2nd and 3rd periods the Red Wings could not find the solution to beat Miikka Kiprusoff. They put 13 shots on the Calgary net in the 2nd period and 12 shots in the 3rd period, but Kiprusoff stopped them all in dramatic fashion. Late in the game the Flames goaltender stopped a series of shots from the Red Wings forwards while they were pressing hard in the Calgary end.

As a credit to the rest of the Flames, instead of doing what they usually do and relying on Kipper to win the game for them, the team turned it on and played the last 2 minutes of the game in Detroit’s end of the rink.

The Flames were without defenceman Robyn Regehr again, who continues to sit out with an inured knee.

The next 2 games of the series are back-to-back on the weekend, which will mean lots of travelling for both teams. Game 5 is in Detroit at 3pm on Saturday, April 21. Game 6 will be back in Calgary on Sunday evening.

Scoring Summary

1st Period
CGY: Langkow (1) A: Tanguay, Iginla
DET: Bertuzzi (1) A: Lang, Lebda
CGY: Conroy (1) A: Primeau
DET: Franzen (1) A: Bertuzzi, Chelios

2nd Period
CGY: Langkow (2) A: Tanguay, Iginla

3rd Period
No Scoring