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Gaborik lifts Wild over Red Wings in shootout

Jan 11, 2008 - 5:06 AM
DETROIT (Ticker) -- Marian Gaborik celebrated his selection to the Western Conference All-Star team in style. Chris Osgood did not.

Gaborik scored the deciding goal in the shootout and added a tally and two assists in regulation as the Minnesota Wild snapped the Detroit Red Wings' four-game winning streak with a 6-5 victory on Thursday.

Matt Foy scored one tally and set up another for the Wild, who picked up the win after dropping their first two contests on a four-game road trip.

It also was just the seventh victory for Minnesota in 27 all-time meetings between the teams.

"It was really a fun game, very exciting for the fans," Gaborik said. "To get five goals on these guys was something. We haven't had any success against them this season."

It was a poor performance for the normally solid Osgood, who entered Thursday with a league-leading 1.68 goals-against average.

He also signed a three-year contract extension on Wednesday, one day before he was named as a reserve on the Western Conference All-Star squad.

The veteran Osgood got the nod on Thursday over six-time Vezina Trophy winner Dominik Hasek, who won both of his outings against the Wild this season and has excelled against them during his career.

Osgood responded by allowing five goals in regulation, including a crucial tally by Eric Belanger in the final seconds of the third period, setting the stage for the disappointing loss.

"Obviously, a disappointing night for us," Detroit coach Mike Babcock said. "We didn't play very well in our own zone and couldn't keep the puck out of our net. We felt we had enough good plays to win the game.

"We weren't very good defensively in the last 50 seconds. Those are things that haven't happened to us very many times this year. For whatever reason, we weren't very solid in our own zone."

Despite his ongoing war of words with coach Jacques Lemaire, Gaborik fared much better after getting the All-Star nod, clinching the win for Minnesota by sliding the puck between Osgood's pads in the third round of the shootout.

"I haven't had much luck. I think I was 0-for-8 (in shootouts), so I was telling myself I must do better," Gaborik said. "I was looking to shoot, but he didn't give me any opening, so I tried to deke and I found an opening to get it in."

It was a wonder Minnesota even had the chance in the bonus format.

The Red Wings snapped a 4-4 tie with 68 seconds left in the third thanks to Daniel Cleary, who backhanded the puck into the net as he was falling down in front. Cleary scored after Jiri Hudler's one-timer was deflected.

"I thought that we battled hard to get back and tie the game and get the lead, but we had a couple breakdowns," Cleary said. "Kudos to Minnesota. They played well, played us pretty good."

Just 19 seconds later, Belanger grabbed defenseman Brent Burns' deflected wrist shot out of the air, placed it on the ice and flicked it into the net from the right side to send the game to overtime.

"They got the puck behind and tried to pass out front," Osgood said. "It hit one guy's skate and somebody in the chest and directly went over to him. I didn't think he scored at first.

"I couldn't believe it. I thought they were going to go to the replay. I have to look at it. I still haven't seen how it went in. I was shocked that he scored from there."

Wild netminder Niklas Backstrom did not last past the midway point of the second period. Lemaire removed the Finn after he gave up a shorthanded goal by Dallas Drake and the tying tally by defenseman Niklas Kronwall.

"I didn't like the last two goals," Lemaire said. "I thought the guys were playing well, and those last two goals were stoppable shots."

Josh Harding came in and made 26 saves to register the win for Minnesota.

All-Star starter Henrik Zetterberg had a goal and an assist and Valtteri Filppula also tallied for Detroit.








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    FINAL IN SHOOTOUT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
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    MINNESOTA 3 1 1 0 (2) 6
    DETROIT 2 2 1 0 (1) 5 FINAL IN SHOOTOUT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: MIN - MARTIN SKOULA 2 (MARIAN GABORIK) 4:04
    DET - HENRIK ZETTERBERG 27 (BRETT LEBDA, DANIEL CLEARY) 5:07
    MIN - MARIAN GABORIK 22 (ERIC BELANGER, MARK PARRISH) 18:28
    MIN -

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    FINAL IN SHOOTOUT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
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    MINNESOTA 3 1 1 0 (2) 6
    DETROIT 2 2 1 0 (1) 5 FINAL IN SHOOTOUT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: MIN - MARTIN SKOULA 2 (MARIAN GABORIK) 4:04
    DET - HENRIK ZETTERBERG 27 (BRETT LEBDA, DANIEL CLEARY) 5:07
    MIN - MARIAN GABORIK 22 (ERIC BELANGER, MARK PARRISH) 18:28
    MIN -

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    END OF OT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
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    MINNESOTA 3 1 1 0 5
    DETROIT 2 2 1 0 5 END OF OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: MIN - MARTIN SKOULA 2 (MARIAN GABORIK) 4:04
    DET - HENRIK ZETTERBERG 27 (BRETT LEBDA, DANIEL CLEARY) 5:07
    MIN - MARIAN GABORIK 22 (ERIC BELANGER, MARK PARRISH) 18:28
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    END OF THE 3RD GOING INTO OT
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    MINNESOTA 3 1 1 5
    DETROIT 2 2 1 5 GOING INTO OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: MIN - MARTIN SKOULA 2 (MARIAN GABORIK) 4:04
    DET - HENRIK ZETTERBERG 27 (BRETT LEBDA, DANIEL CLEARY) 5:07
    MIN - MARIAN GABORIK 22 (ERIC BELANGER, MARK PARRISH) 18:28
    MIN - TODD FEDORUK 1 (JAMES SHEPPARD,

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    MINNESOTA 5
    DETROIT 5
    3RD PRD: MIN - ERIC BELANGER 11 (BRENT BURNS) 19:11

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    MINNESOTA 4
    DETROIT 5
    3RD PRD: DET - DANIEL CLEARY 16 (JIRI HUDLER, HENRIK ZETTERBERG) 18:52

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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    MINNESOTA 3 1 4
    DETROIT 2 2 4 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: MIN - MARTIN SKOULA 2 (MARIAN GABORIK) 4:04
    DET - HENRIK ZETTERBERG 27 (BRETT LEBDA, DANIEL CLEARY) 5:07
    MIN - MARIAN GABORIK 22 (ERIC BELANGER, MARK PARRISH) 18:28
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    MINNESOTA 4
    DETROIT 4
    2ND PRD: DET - NIKLAS KRONWALL 3 (JOHAN FRANZEN, DANIEL CLEARY) 8:38

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    MINNESOTA 4
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    2ND PRD: DET - (SH) DALLAS DRAKE 2 (UNASSISTED) 17:32

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    DETROIT 2
    2ND PRD: MIN - MATT FOY 3 (JAMES SHEPPARD, KIM JOHNSSON) 3:00

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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    MINNESOTA 3 3
    DETROIT 2 2 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: MIN - MARTIN SKOULA 2 (MARIAN GABORIK, ERIC BELANGER) 4:04
    DET - HENRIK ZETTERBERG 27 (BRETT LEBDA, DANIEL CLEARY) 5:07
    MIN - MARIAN GABORIK 22 (ERIC BELANGER, MARK PARRISH) 18:28
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    MINNESOTA 3 3
    DETROIT 2 2 END OF THE 1ST
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    1ST PRD: MIN - MARTIN SKOULA 2 (MARIAN GABORIK, ERIC BELANGER) 4:04
    DET - HENRIK ZETTERBERG 27 (BRETT LEBDA, DANIEL CLEARY) 5:07
    MIN - MARIAN GABORIK 22 (ERIC BELANGER, MARK PARRISH) 18:28
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    DETROIT 1
    1ST PRD: DET - HENRIK ZETTERBERG 27 (BRETT LEBDA, DANIEL CLEARY) 5:07

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    DETROIT 0
    1ST PRD: MIN - MARTIN SKOULA 2 (MARIAN GABORIK, ERIC BELANGER) 4:04

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