Game Live Blog, Red Wings at Flyers
Pregame: Now that Mark Howe has been properly honored with his jersey being retired by the Flyers, we can get on to the game!
19:36 Holding penalty to Nik Kronwall.
Mickey Redmond says Brendan Smith plays like a very young Mark Howe. Not a bad compliment at all.
16:00 GOAL for Henrik Zetterberg! Jiri Hudler carries in to the zone and leaves the puck for Valtteri Filppula, who makes the drop pass to Hank. Z backhands a high shot over Ilya Bryzgalov.
14:39 Hooking penalty to Andreas Lilja.
6:10 Goal for Jakub Voracek. A miscommunication between Joey MacDonald and Doug Janik leads to a turnover, and Voracek taps it in.
1:49 Goal for Claude Giroux. The puck bounces over Kronwall’s stick at the Philly blue line and Giroux gets out on a clean breakaway.
Shots on net were 9-2 for Philly. Detroit didn’t have a shot on goal for the last 14:39 of the period.
16:00 MacDonald makes one hell of a sprawling save on Jaromir Jagr.
12:29 Voracek gets KRONWALLED. No penalty on the play, but replay shows Kronwall’s shoulder went to Voracek’s head. Shanny will be reviewing this one for sure.
11:59 Penalty to Zac Rinaldo for unsportsmanlike conduct (trying to make Kronwall fight to answer for the hit).
6:14 Penalty to Scott Hartnell for roughing.
5:50 Goal for Max Talbot, another breakaway after Giroux stole a bouncing puck from Ian White. Talbot had the rebound.
Shots 16 to 8 for Detroit in the second, but few of them were really quality shots. Bryzgalov didn’t have to work too hard on most of them.
The world’s tiniest octopus was on the ice to start the 3rd period. I swear this little guy must have been one-dimensional. Octo-string theory?
15:01 Justin Abdelkader and Wayne Simmonds tussle near the Philly net.
13:16 Hartnell goes to the box for interfering with Joey Mac.
11:13 GOAL for Mule! Brendan Smith makes a quick hard pass to Mule in the high slot, and Mule snaps a shot past Bryzgalov (screened by Tomas Holmstrom). It wasn’t technically a power play goal, but Hartnell hadn’t made it back to the play yet.
4:15 Slashing penalty to Darren Helm.
1:02 MacDonald out of the net.
0:56 Bryzgalov manages to make a blind save on Filppula.
Lots of scramble and pressure by the Wings, but Bryzgalov comes up big and the Flyers hang on to win 3-2. Total shots 39-23 Detroit. Hell of a game by Bryzgalov, I have to admit.
Next up: The Wings return home to face the L.A. Kings on Friday night at 7:30.