Red Wings rout JetsDec 11, 2011 - 5:13 AM
Todd Bertuzzi, Henrik Zetterberg, Valtteri Filppula and Drew Miller each added a goal and an assist, while Chris Conner notched the other goal in the Red Wings' season-high offensive output.
Jimmy Howard made 29 saves in Detroit's ninth win in 11 games.
"We think we have a good hockey club. We think we are a team that's getting better and if you keep getting better you have a chance," Detroit head coach Mike Babcock said.
Bryan Little scored the lone goal for Winnipeg, which had its season-long win streak snapped at four games.
Ondrej Pavelec started in net for the Jets and allowed seven goals on 26 shots before getting pulled early in the third period. Chris Mason stopped all three shots he saw in relief.
Winnipeg jumped out to a quick lead when Little raced into the offensive zone down the left side and slipped a backhander through the legs of Howard just 35 seconds into the game.
But Detroit put in the equalizer at the 6:47 mark of the first when Johan Franzen missed a long outlet pass, but beat out the icing call before feeding a pass out front to Bertuzzi, who stuffed it home.
The Red Wings then took the lead with 5:04 left in the first on a Zetterberg one-timer from the top of the left circle off a Filppula drop pass that beat Pavelec to the glove side.
An offensive explosion in the second period resulted in the Red Wings scoring four goals to put the game out of reach.
Hudler netted a snap shot 4:03 into the period and Conner added another goal 40 seconds later when he sent a puck towards the net that deflected in off the back of Jets defenseman Randy Jones' skate.
A hard wrister by Filppula from the left circle just before the midpoint of the frame extended the lead before Miller gave Detroit a 6-1 advantage after two periods by putting back a rebound.
A Jets turnover deep inside their own zone early in the third period finalized the scoring for Hudler and ended Pavelec's night in net.
Winnipeg's Eric Fehr missed his fifth straight game with a shoulder injury...Little's goal in the first period was the first goal Detroit has allowed in the opening frame in 10 games...Franzen and Pavel Datsyuk each had two assists.
- WINNIPEG: 1
Dec 10 9:38 PM
- Detroit Goal - Jiri Hudler (6), from Henrik Zetterberg at 1:12.
Jets 1, Red Wings 7 3rd - 18:48Dec 10 9:06 PM
- WINNIPEG: 1
End of 2nd
Dec 10 8:47 PM
- Detroit Goal - Andrew Miller, from Brad Stuart at 12:41.
Jets 1, Red Wings 6 2nd - 7:19Dec 10 8:33 PM
- Detroit Goal - Valtteri Filppula (10), from Pavel Datsyuk and Ian White at 9:31.
Jets 1, Red Wings 5 2nd - 10:29Dec 10 8:25 PM
- Detroit Goal - Chris Conner, from Danny Cleary and Darren Helm at 4:43.
Jets 1, Red Wings 4 2nd - 15:17Dec 10 8:15 PM
- Detroit Goal - Jiri Hudler (5), from Johan Franzen and Pavel Datsyuk at 4:03.
Jets 1, Red Wings 3 2nd - 15:57Dec 10 8:12 PM
- WINNIPEG: 1
End of 1st
Dec 10 7:48 PM
- Detroit Goal - Henrik Zetterberg (6), from Valtteri Filppula and Niklas Kronwall at 14:56.
Jets 1, Red Wings 2 1st - 5:04Dec 10 7:37 PM
- Detroit Goal - Todd Bertuzzi (3), from Johan Franzen and Nicklas Lidstrom at 6:47.
Jets 1, Red Wings 1 1st - 13:13Dec 10 7:25 PM
- Winnipeg Goal - Bryan Little (10), from Blake Wheeler and Evander Kane at :35.
Jets 1, Red Wings 0 1st - 19:25Dec 10 7:17 PM
- WINNIPEG: 0
1st Period - 20:00
Dec 10 7:15 PM
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