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Zetterberg's two goals send Red Wings to preseason win

Sep 23, 2007 - 2:40 AM By Chris Adamski PA SportsTicker Contributing Writer

PITTSBURGH (Ticker) -- The Detroit Red Wings fielded a watered-down lineup for their preseason game in Pittsburgh on Saturday night. But one star player they dressed was Henrik Zetterberg, who proved the decision was the correct one.

Zetterberg scored two goals and set up two others to lead the Red Wings to a 5-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The 26-year-old left wing snapped a 1-1 tie with six-tenths of a second left in the first period, when Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury was unable to corral Jiri Hudler's shot, allowing Zetterberg to chip it in.

The teams swapped power-play goals in the final minutes of the third before Zetterberg scored an empty-netter with 66 seconds left to make it 4-2. Just 43 seconds later, Mikael Samuelsson capped the scoring off a feed from Zetterberg.

Detroit, which posted a 1-0 overtime victory over Pittsburgh at home on Friday, did not dress top players such as Pavel Datsyuk, Tomas Holmstrom and defensemen Chris Chelios and Brian Rafalski.

The majority of the Penguins' regular lineup played, with the exception of Petr Sykora, Ryan Malone and Jarkko Ruutu.

Sykora, an offseason free-agent signing from the Edmonton Oilers, suffered a broken nose in a preseason game against the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday. He is expected to be sidelined for a week.

Samuelsson had a goal and three assists and Hudler set up two tallies for Detroit, which improved to 3-1 in the preseason.

Defenseman Mark Eaton and Evgeni Malkin scored power-play goals and reigning Hart Trophy winner Sidney Crosby added two assists for the Penguins, who fell to 1-1-2.

Eaton's goal came on the power play with 9:55 to play in the first. But Kris Draper ultimately was awarded the equalizer midway through the second, when the rebound of Johan Ryno's shot deflected in off his thigh.

The official scorers originally credited Ryno with the goal.








  • NHL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    DETROIT 0 2 3 5
    PITTSBURGH 1 0 1 2 FINAL
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: PIT - (PP) MARK EATON 1 (SIDNEY CROSBY, BROOKS ORPIK) 10:05
    2ND PRD: DET - KRIS DRAPER 1 (JOHAN RYNO, HENRIK ZETTERBERG) 10:22
    DET - HENRIK ZETTERBERG 1 (JIRI HUDLER, MIKAEL SAMUELSSON)
    19:59
    3RD PRD: DET - (PP) NIKL

    Sep 22 10:18 PM


  • NHL
    DETROIT 5
    PITTSBURGH 2
    3RD PRD: DET - MIKAEL SAMUELSSON 1 (HENRIK ZETTERBERG) 19:23

    Red Wings vs. PenguinsSep 22 10:01 PM


  • NHL
    DETROIT 4
    PITTSBURGH 2
    3RD PRD: DET - (EN) HENRIK ZETTERBERG 2 (MIKAEL SAMUELSSON) 18:54

    Red Wings vs. PenguinsSep 22 9:59 PM
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    Red Wings vs. PenguinsSep 22 9:59 PM


  • NHL
    DETROIT 3
    PITTSBURGH 2
    3RD PRD: PIT - (PP) EVGENI MALKIN 2 (SERGEI GONCHAR, SIDNEY CROSBY)
    18:08

    Red Wings vs. PenguinsSep 22 9:56 PM
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    Red Wings vs. PenguinsSep 22 9:56 PM


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    DETROIT 3
    PITTSBURGH 1
    3RD PRD: DET - (PP) NIKLAS KRONWALL 1 (MIKAEL SAMUELSSON, JIRI HUDLER)
    17:00

    Red Wings vs. PenguinsSep 22 9:52 PM


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    DETROIT 2
    PITTSBURGH 1 0:00 LEFT, 2ND PRD

    Sep 22 9:06 PM


  • CORRECTION
    NHL DETROIT 2
    PITTSBURGH 1
    2ND PRD: DET - HENRIK ZETTERBERG 1 (JIRI HUDLER, MIKAEL SAMUELSSON)
    19:59

    Red Wings vs. PenguinsSep 22 9:05 PM


  • NHL
    DETROIT 1
    PITTSBURGH 1
    2ND PRD: DET - JOHAN RYNO 1 (HENRIK ZETTERBERG) 10:22

    Red Wings vs. PenguinsSep 22 8:47 PM


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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    DETROIT 0 0
    PITTSBURGH 1 1 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: PIT - (PP) MARK EATON 1 (SIDNEY CROSBY, BROOKS ORPIK) 10:05
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    DET 8 8
    PIT 7 7
    GOALIES: DET - DOMINIK HASEK

    Sep 22 8:14 PM


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    DETROIT 0
    PITTSBURGH 1
    1ST PRD: PIT - (PP) MARK EATON 1 (SIDNEY CROSBY, BROOKS ORPIK) 10:05

    Red Wings vs. PenguinsSep 22 7:59 PM