The Detroit Red Wings suffered a big scare late in the third period of a game against the Chicago Blackhawks, when Jonathan Toews lit the lamp with 51.7 seconds left in regulation. That sent the game into overtime, but Todd Bertuzzi came through in the clutch for Detroit with a big goal at 4:21 in overtime to get the win. Pavel Datsyuk assisted on two Detroit goals in the first period, to Tomas Holmstrom and the first of Bertuzzi's two on the game.
But a scoreless second and third opened the door for the Blackhawks to come back, with the aforementioned goal in the third from Toews and a goal from rookie Andrew Shaw in the second. Still, Jimmy Howard was able to hold in overtime and made 25 saves en route to an NHL-high 26th win. Corey Crawford was forced to make 40 saves though, as Detroit out-shot Chicago 43-27 and largely dominated the game.
The win was Detroit's 14th consecutive at the Joe Louis Arena, tying the franchise record set in 1965. They haven't lost at home since Nov. 3 when the Calgary Flames beat them 4-1. Next, the Red Wings will host the Buffalo Sabres on Monday, trying to set a new home record.
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