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Red Wings earn SO win in Calgary

Jan 8, 2011 - 5:45 AM
Calgary, AB (Sports Network) - Todd Bertuzzi scored the lone goal in the shootout to give Detroit a 5-4 victory over Calgary at Scotiabank Saddledome.

Bertuzzi went to his backhand to beat Flames goaltender Miikka Kiprusoff, while Detroit's Jimmy Howard stopped all three Calgary shootout chances to seal the win.

Brian Rafalski had two goals, including the game-tying goal in the third period as the Red Wings won their second straight game. Darren Helm had a goal and an assist while Howard finished with 35 saves.

"We kept ourselves in it and we gave ourselves a chance," Rafalski said. "If we want to get two points on the road that's what we're going to have to do."

Patrick Eaves scored in his return after missing three games with an elbow injury for Detroit, which has been bitten by the injury bug, the most recent to forward Valtteri Filppula (groin).

Curtis Glencross scored two goals and had an assist for the Flames, who have lost three straight. Jarome Iginla had a goal and an assist, while Anton Babchuck recorded a goal and two helpers.

Kiprusoff finished with 23 saves in the loss.

"We did what we wanted to do against a very good hockey team," Calgary head coach Brent Sutter said. "It's disappointing we didn't get the other point as well as we played."

Down 4-2 with just 18 seconds left in the middle stanza, Detroit gained some momentum when Eaves scored on a one-timer from Jiri Hudler.

Rafalski knotted the game at four with 11:44 left to play.

During overtime, the Flames outshot Detroit 6-1, but Howard kept the Wings in the game with a diving blocker save on Iginla's quick wrister with just two minutes remaining.

Calgary drew first blood of the game at the 8:43 mark when Matt Stajan controlled a bouncing puck through the left face off circle. He then dropped it off to Glencross, who rifled it low past Howard.

Helm knotted the game with four minutes left in the first when he took a pass from Johan Franzen and sent a sharp-angled wrister from the left side that trickled under Kiprusoff's skates.

With just 10 seconds left in the same period, Glencross wrapped the puck around the net and Iginla was able to jam in the rebound for a 2-1 edge.

Only 41 seconds into the middle frame, Brian Rafalski tied the game at two apiece with a wrist shot that slipped past the Calgary netminder.

However, Calgary tallied the next two goals for a 4-2 lead.

Glencross scored the first with a snap shot off a Babchuck feed just 28 seconds after Rafalski's goal.

Babchuck then pulled the trigger on a one-timer from the point during a power play to take a 4-2 lead with 8:27 left to play in the second.

Game Notes

Detroit swept Calgary in the season series...Henrik Zetterberg extended his point streak to nine games with an assist. He has five goals in eight assists during the span. Conversely, Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom's eight- game point streak was snapped...Detroit defenseman Brad Stuart suffered a broken jaw in the third period of Friday's victory over Calgary.