Some of the key players on the Detroit Red Wings
already appear to be in midseason form.
scored a highlight-reel goal in the shootout and Henrik Zetterberg
followed with the decisive tally as the Red Wings claimed a 4-3 win over the rival Chicago Blackhawks
on Sunday afternoon at Joe Louis Arena.
Zetterberg also scored in regulation for the Red Wings, while Valtteri Filppula
and Nicklas Lidstrom
had power-play goals. On a down note, Detroit lost rookie forward Jan Mursak
for an unknown length of time due to a fractured left ankle.
Rookie forward Brandon Pirri
helped the Blackhawks rally from a 3-1 deficit with a pair of goals and also scored in the shootout. Jimmy Hayes
, another prospect trying to make the team, had their other goal.
Pirri scored on the Blackhawks' first attempt against Ty Conklin
in the shootout, but Bertuzzi followed with a spectacular move in which he put the puck between his legs, passed it to himself and then beat Alexander Salak
on a backhander.
Zetterberg also solved Salak sandwiched between Conklin stops on Michael Frolik
and Brandon Saad to give Detroit the victory.
Filppula opened the scoring 7:35 into the first period and Zetterberg gave the Wings a 2-0 lead with 47 seconds left before intermission.
Pirri cut the deficit in half for the Blackhawks by scoring a shorthanded goal 7:32 into the second, but Lidstrom quickly got it back with a power-play tally 1:23 later.
Hayes scored with 3:59 left in the second and Pirri had the only goal of the third, at the 9:33 mark, to allow Chicago to force overtime.