Bertuzzi scores twice again in Wings' win
Tuesday, 08.16.2011 / 5:15 AM
Brian Compton - NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor
The Detroit Red Wings
' notched a pair of goals for the second straight game -- including the winner 24 seconds into overtime in a 3-2 victory against the Nashville Predators
at the Sommet Center on Saturday night.
Bertuzzi forced a turnover by Nashville's David Legwand
and beat goalie Pekka Rinne
to the glove side on a breakaway 24 seconds into the extra session. On Friday night, Bertuzzi scored in regulation and overtime in Detroit's 3-2 win over Anaheim at Joe Louis Arena.
''He's such a big goaltender, I can't beat him coming down the wing like that. He's just too big,'' Bertuzzi said of Rinne. ''I was just trying to change the angle of attack and went for the backhand.''
Bertuzzi broke a scoreless tie with his first goal of the night at 1:21 of the second period, as he made a spin-o-rama move on Preds defenseman Ryan Suter
before beating Rinne through the pads for his seventh goal of the season. Drew Miller
increased Detroit's lead with his third goal at 11:37 before Nashville got on the board on a power-play goal by Ryan Jones at 14:44.
''Tonight, the pucks bounced a little my way,'' Jones said. ''I was fortunate to be out front and (Steve) Sullivan made a great shot, and it went off my stick.''
It was the first power-play goal allowed by the Red Wings in the last 27 opportunities. Nashville finished 1-for-4 with the man advantage.
''I thought the penalty kill was outstanding, and even that goal, who cares, let's just move on, I just thought we did a really good job,'' Detroit coach Mike Babcock said.
Legwand tied the game when he beat Chris Osgood (33 saves) 4:45 into the third period. The veteran forward caught the Red Wings on a line change and ripped a wrist shot past Osgood to make it 2-2. It was his sixth goal of the season.
Nashville lost forward Jordin Tootoo
in the first period after he was hit by a shot from teammate Shea Weber
. He did not return.
Material from wire services was used in this report.