The Detroit Red Wings have now won two-straight games on the road and can finally boast a record on the positive side of .500 away from the Joe Louis Arena, sitting at 15-14-0 as the visitor. They won a very close game on Thursday over the Vancouver Canucks, needing the shootout to get things done. They're OK with that, though, sporting a perfect 6-0 record in the shootout this season.
Both teams took turns scoring goals, with Danny Cleary getting the scoring started early in the first. Ryan Kesler evened it up ten minutes later with a wrister. Jiri Hudler was the only player to score in the second, while Alexandre Burrows, Drew Miller and Mason Raymond all lit the lamp in the third period. Alexander Edler and Raymond were ineffective in the shootout, while Hudler and Pavel Datsyuk scored on Detroit's first two attempts.
It wasn't a great game for Jimmy Howard, who only had 25 shots fired at him, while the Red Wings put 43 shots on goal and Roberto Luongo. Detroit out-shot Vancouver in the first two periods 30-11, so it's surprising to see the small margin of victory. Either way, Detroit has cut their teeth on the shootout this year, so they were comfortable all the way to the end.
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