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Lang scores shootout winner as Canadiens edge Red Wings

Oct 1, 2008 - 2:42 AM MONTREAL (Ticker) -- Robert Lang scored the decisive goal in the second round of the shootout on Tuesday to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 2-1 preseason victory over the Detroit Red Wings.

After both teams failed to capitalize on a slew of scoring opportunities in the third period and overtime, the game moved to the bonus format, and Lang came back to haunt his former team as the Canadiens improved to 5-2-0 this preseason.

Detroit's Ville Leino and Montreal's Max Pacioretty - who scored the game's only goals in regulation - both converted their shootout attempts in the first round, but Marian Hossa misfired on a wrist shot, which easily was stopped by goaltender Carey Price.

That set the stage for Lang, who went to his left and knocked in a backhander to give the Canadiens the edge. Valtteri Filppula's attempt moments later went wide of the left goalpost, giving Montreal the victory.

Price, the Canadiens' first-round pick in 2005 who started 40 games as a rookie last season, stopped 28 of 29 shots. His only blemish came early in the second period, less than two minutes after Pacioretty's backhander had given Montreal a 1-0 lead at 4:42.

Justin Abdelkader found a wide-open Leino in front of the net, and the 24-year-old Finn buried a wrister to tie the game.

The Red Wings had a scare early in the third period, when veteran defenseman Chris Chelios hobbled off the ice with an apparent ankle injury.

At 2:09, Chelios blocked a shot by defenseman Francis Bouillon with his right foot and immediately grimaced in pain. The ankle was examined by trainers on the bench for a few minutes before the 46-year-old gingerly was escorted off the ice and back to the locker room.








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    FINAL IN SHOOTOUT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
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    DETROIT 0 1 0 0 (1) 1
    MONTREAL 0 1 0 0 (2) 2 FINAL IN SHOOTOUT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: MON - MAX PACIORETTY 1 (ALEXEI KOVALEV) 4:42
    DET - VILLE LEINO 2 (BRETT LEBDA) 6:35
    3RD PRD: NONE
    OT: NONE
    SO: DET - VILLE LEINO (GOAL), MARIAN HOSSA (SAVED)

    Red Wings 1, Canadiens 2  Final - 2OTSep 30 10:14 PM
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    END OF OT 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    DETROIT 0 1 0 0 1
    MONTREAL 0 1 0 0 1 END OF OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: MON - MAX PACIORETTY 1 (ALEXEI KOVALEV) 4:42
    DET - VILLE LEINO 2 (BRETT LEBDA) 6:35
    3RD PRD: NONE
    OT: NONE
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD OT TOTAL
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    END OF THE 3RD GOING INTO OT
    1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    DETROIT 0 1 0 1
    MONTREAL 0 1 0 1 GOING INTO OT
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: MON - MAX PACIORETTY 1 (ALEXEI KOVALEV) 4:42
    DET - VILLE LEINO 2 (BRETT LEBDA) 6:35
    3RD PRD: NONE
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    DET 12 6 10 28


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    END OF THE 2ND 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    DETROIT 0 1 1
    MONTREAL 0 1 1 END OF THE 2ND
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    2ND PRD: MON - MAX PACIORETTY 1 (ALEXEI KOVALEV) 4:42
    DET - VILLE LEINO 2 (BRETT LEBDA) 6:35
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
    --- --- --- -----
    DET 12 6 18
    MON 7 7

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    DETROIT 1
    MONTREAL 1
    2ND PRD: DET - VILLE LEINO 2 (BRETT LEBDA) 6:35

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    DETROIT 0
    MONTREAL 1
    2ND PRD: MON - MAX PACIORETTY 1 (ALEXEI KOVALEV) 4:42

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    END OF THE 1ST 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    DETROIT 0 0
    MONTREAL 0 0 END OF THE 1ST
    GOAL SCORING:
    1ST PRD: NONE
    SHOTS ON GOAL: 1ST 2ND 3RD TOTAL
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    DET 12 12
    MON 7 7
    GOALIES: DET - JIMMY HOWARD
    MON - CAREY PRICE

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