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Bertuzzi has goal, assist in Red Wings' shootout win against Senators

Larkin scores in second period, tiebreaker against Ottawa, which is 0-4-2 in past six games

by Dave Hogg / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

Red Wings top Senators in SO

OTT@DET: Larkin, Bernier lift Red Wings to SO win

Dylan Larkin scores the lone shootout goal, and Jonathan Bernier denies Artem Anisimov to seal the Red Wings' third straight home win

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DETROIT -- Dylan Larkin scored in the second period and had the only goal in the shootout for the Detroit Red Wings in a 3-2 win against the Ottawa Senators at Little Caesars Arena on Friday.

"I haven't been the best in shootouts in my career, but our goalie coach Jeff Salajko said to go blocker side," said Larkin, who was 1-for-12 before beating Marcus Hogberg. "I was going to try another move, but Jeff convinced me to go that way."

Tyler Bertuzzi had a goal and an assist, and Filip Hronek had two assists for Detroit (12-30-3), which won its third straight home game. Jonathan Bernier made 29 saves and didn't allow a goal on all three Senators attempts in the shootout. 

 

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"[Bernier] has always been better when he's played a lot, which is true of a lot of goalies," Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. "He had a tough start here in Detroit, both last year and the beginning of this year, but he kept a positive attitude and his hard work has paid off."

Video: OTT@DET: Bertuzzi scores off Hronek's great pass

Colin White had a goal and an assist, and Hogberg made 26 saves for Ottawa (16-22-6), which is on a season-long six-game winless streak (0-4-2).

"I thought we played well enough to win," Senators coach D.J. Smith said. "We got after them on the forecheck, we tracked the puck and we did a good job in the d-zone, and [Hogberg] was great. When a goalie plays that well, you want to get them a win."

The Red Wings took a 1-0 lead at 14:55 of the first period when Bertuzzi tipped Hronek's pass into the top of the net.

Larkin made it 2-0 at 5:32 of the second period, scoring on a power play on an end-to-end rush to extend his point streak to five games (two goals, three assists). It was his 99th NHL goal.

"I saw an opening and I could see most of their guys were standing still," Larkin said. "I always see [Valtteri] Filppula using his head fake to beat guys, so I used that on the first guy and then used my speed."

Ottawa cut the lead to 2-1 at 5:54 when Brady Tkachuk's shot deflected in off Patrik Nemeth, and White tied the game 2-2 at 10:42 on the power play.

"I knew if I kept playing the right way I'd get a bounce at some point," said Tkachuk, who had gone five games without a point. "We had a lot of chances, but we have to do a better chance of finishing them."

Hogberg made back-to-back lunging saves on Filppula in overtime before Mike Green hit the post.

"I'm not exactly sure what happened there," Hogberg said. "There were a lot of pucks flying around and I was just trying to get in front of them. I think one was off my glove, one was off my stick and one might have hit the post."

White, who slid across the crease to try to knock away Filppula's first shot, didn't get a good look at the sequence.

"I was lying in the crease trying to protect my face," Larkin said. "That was crazy."

Video: OTT@DET: Larkin scores PPG on end-to-end rush

 

They said it

"I thought we bounced back really well from (losing 6-1 to the Washington Capitals on Tuesday). That's how we want to play, and we left everything we had on the table. Obviously we want to get a second point, but we played hard and we can take this to play (the Montreal Canadiens) tomorrow night." -- Senators forward Colin White

"We've talked so much about needing something to grab on to, and I really do believe we can be a great team at home. We've seen it, and with our schedule coming up before the long All-Star break, we really can get on a roll here and keep it going into the end of the season. It feels good in this locker room when we're winning games." -- center Dylan Larkin on Detroit's three-game home winning streak

 

Need to know

The shootout was the second of Hogberg's NHL career. He lost to the Philadelphia Flyers on Dec. 21, allowing a Sean Couturier goal on three shots. … Bernier is 10-12-2 this season. Detroit's other goalies have combined to go 2-18-1. Jimmy Howard has both wins, the last coming Oct. 29. … Ottawa defenseman Mark Borowiecki missed the game because of illness. … Senators defenseman Ron Hainsey played 25:19 after missing seven games with a lower-body injury. 

 

What's next

Senators: Host the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday (7 p.m. ET; CBC, SN, SN360, CITY, TVAS, NHL.TV)

Red Wings: Host the Buffalo Sabres on Sunday (5 p.m. ET; ESPN+, FS-D, MSG-B, NHL.TV)

Video: Red Wings edge Senators in shootout

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