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Boyes scores twice as Blues down Red Wings

Mar 29, 2008 - 5:08 AM
By Chuck Klonke PA SportsTicker Contributing Writer

DETROIT (Ticker) -- Johan Franzen continued his torrid March, but the St. Louis Blues got some revenge.

Brad Boyes scored two goals, including the game-winner in overtime, to power the Blues to a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Friday.

Franzen scored the winning goal in the third period of Detroit's 2-1 triumph in St. Louis on Tuesday, continuing a month-long stretch that has seen him record 13 goals and 11 assists. He added two more tallies in this contest.

This comes after the Swede entered March with just 12 tallies on the season.

"The second one was a great pass by Hank (Henrik Zetterberg), and I couldn't really miss it," Franzen said. "I have to thank him for that one. (I) got lucky on the first one. It was a rebound and I knocked it out of the air."

Franzen nearly had a third goal when Zetterberg went around defenseman Jay McKee and fed him, but All-Star goaltender Manny Legace made a glove save.

"(McKee) went down to block it and Zetterberg walked around him, and Franzen's wide open on the doorstep," Legace said. "He reached out and tipped the pass right into my glove."

However, after Franzen knotted the game at 3-3 at 15:19 of the third period with his second goal of this one, it was Boyes that ruined the Red Wings' chances of lowering their magic number for the Presidents' Trophy to one.

From near the right faceoff circle, Paul Kariya spun to his right and put a pass on the stick of Boyes, who used a snap shot to beat All-Star netminder Chris Osgood at 2:43 of overtime for his career-high 40th goal of the season.

"It was kind of funny," Boyes said. "(It was) almost exactly like the other night. We were playing well with a two-goal lead and, before you know it, it's tied. But this time, we were able to be resilient and come back and get the win."

Detroit (51-20-7) entered the contest needing a win as well as a loss by San Jose (47-21-10) to clinch its third President's Trophy in the last four seasons. The Sharks posted a 3-1 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday, clinching the Pacific Division title.

Kariya recorded three assists for the Blues, who won for just the third time in the last 18 games (3-12-3).

"The reason I've had so many tap-in goals is that Pauly's been setting me up," Boyes said.

Detroit registered 15 shots in the third period as it kept constant pressure on St. Louis.

"The whole third period was a red blur," said former Red Wing Legace, who finished with 36 saves. "It was a big fight all night. We had a great effort all around. You knew they were coming."

Boyes scored the only goal of the first period at 12:20 to give the Blues the lead. He one-timed a centering pass from Kariya past Osgood for his 39th goal of the season.

The teams traded power-play goals in the second period. Rookie defenseman Erik Johnson, who has scored three of his five goals this season against the Red Wings, fired a shot from the point that deflected off Franzen's skate and into the net at 4:29 to put the Blues ahead, 2-0.

Detroit halved the deficit when blue-liner Brian Rafalski flipped a shot over the right shoulder of Legace at 5:07.

Andy McDonald scored what appeared to be an insurance goal for the Blues at 9:28 of the third, but Franzen tallied twice during a span of less than two minutes to tie the game.

He poked a rebound between Legace's pads at 13:27 and, less than two minutes later, scored again on a tip-in at 15:19 to knot the contest at 3-3.

Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk assisted on all three goals for the Red Wings, who saw their four-game winning streak come to an end.

"For the first period and a half, we didn't want to shoot," Detroit coach Mike Babcock said. "You won't score goals if you don't shoot. Sometimes you're just not as pumped as you should be. We talk about it, but sometimes it just isn't there."

The game marked the return of fan favorite Darren McCarty, who left the Red Wings after the 2003-04 season to sign with the Calgary Flames. McCarty, who signed with Detroit as a free agent on February 25, received a standing ovation when he was introduced as one of the starters.








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    FINAL IN OT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
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    ST LOUIS 1 1 1 1 4
    DETROIT 0 1 2 0 3 FINAL IN OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: STL - BRAD BOYES 39 (PAUL KARIYA, ERIK JOHNSON) 12:20
    2ND PRD: STL - (PP) ERIK JOHNSON 5 (PAUL KARIYA, BRAD BOYES) 4:29
    DET - (PP) BRIAN RAFALSKI 13 (HENRIK ZETTERBERG, PAVE

    Mar 28 10:14 PM
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    ST LOUIS 4
    DETROIT 3
    OT: STL - BRAD BOYES 40 (PAUL KARIYA, JEFF WOYWITKA) 2:43

    Blues 4, Red Wings 3  End of OTMar 28 10:11 PM


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    END OF THE 3RD GOING INTO OT
    1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    ST LOUIS 1 1 1 3
    DETROIT 0 1 2 3 GOING INTO OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: STL - BRAD BOYES 39 (PAUL KARIYA, ERIK JOHNSON) 12:20
    2ND PRD: STL - (PP) ERIK JOHNSON 5 (PAUL KARIYA, BRAD BOYES) 4:29
    DET - (PP) BRIAN RAFALSKI 13 (HENRIK ZETTERBERG, PAVEL
    DATSYUK) 5:07
    3RD PRD: STL

    Mar 28 10:05 PM
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    ST LOUIS 3
    DETROIT 3
    3RD PRD: DET - JOHAN FRANZEN 25 (HENRIK ZETTERBERG, PAVEL DATSYUK)
    15:19

    Blues 3, Red Wings 3  3rd - 4:41Mar 28 10:03 PM
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    ST LOUIS 3
    DETROIT 2
    3RD PRD: DET - (PP) JOHAN FRANZEN 24 (HENRIK ZETTERBERG, PAVEL
    DATSYUK) 13:29

    Blues 3, Red Wings 2  3rd - 6:31Mar 28 9:56 PM


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    ST LOUIS 3
    DETROIT 1
    3RD PRD: STL - ANDY MCDONALD 17 (UNASSISTED) 5:44

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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    ST LOUIS 1 1 2
    DETROIT 0 1 1 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: STL - BRAD BOYES 39 (PAUL KARIYA, ERIK JOHNSON) 12:20
    2ND PRD: STL - (PP) ERIK JOHNSON 5 (PAUL KARIYA, BRAD BOYES) 4:29
    DET - (PP) BRIAN RAFALSKI 13 (HENRIK ZETTERBERG, PAVEL
    DATSYUK) 5:07
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    Mar 28 9:11 PM


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    ST LOUIS 2
    DETROIT 1
    2ND PRD: DET - (PP) BRIAN RAFALSKI 13 (HENRIK ZETTERBERG, PAVEL
    DATSYUK) 5:07

    Blues 2, Red Wings 1  2nd - 14:53Mar 28 8:45 PM


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    ST LOUIS 2
    DETROIT 0
    2ND PRD: STL - (PP) ERIK JOHNSON 5 (PAUL KARIYA, BRAD BOYES) 4:29

    Blues 2, Red Wings 0  2nd - 15:31Mar 28 8:43 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    ST LOUIS 1 1
    DETROIT 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: STL - BRAD BOYES 39 (PAUL KARIYA, ERIK JOHNSON) 12:20
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    STL 9 9
    DET 15 15
    GOALIES: STL - MANNY LEGACE
    DET -

    Mar 28 8:17 PM


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    ST LOUIS 1
    DETROIT 0
    1ST PRD: STL - BRAD BOYES 39 (PAUL KARIYA, ERIK JOHNSON) 12:20

    Blues 1, Red Wings 0  1st - 7:40Mar 28 8:03 PM