NHL Game Summary - Montreal at Detroit|
(Friday, January 24th)
Final Score: Detroit 4, Montreal 1
Detroit, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Henrik Zetterberg, Niklas Kronwall and
Gustav Nyquist each had a goal and one assist, as Detroit posted a 4-1 victory
over Montreal at Joe Louis Arena.
Riley Sheahan also tallied and Jonas Gustavsson halted 30 pucks for the Red
Wings, winners of two in a row and three of four.
Brendan Gallagher picked up the lone goal for the Canadiens, who have dropped
three straight and four of five. Carey Price made 22 saves in the setback.
"Everyone is still confident in each other, it's just a matter of getting to
little details of the game and once you do that, the wins will start to come,"
Owning space to operate during a 5-on-3 advantage, Zetterberg rewarded Daniel
Alfredsson for passing to him with a sizzling blast from the left point with
7:33 remaining in the opening period.
Detroit was up 2-0 at 11:48 of the second after Sheahan picked up an errant
Canadiens pass at center ice, streaked in over the left wing and overpowered
Price with a drive from the bottom of the circle.
"A good goal from Sheehan. Sheehan looks like a really good player," Red Wings
head coach Mike Babcock said.
The Habs cracked the scoreboard just over a minute later while up a man, as
Gallagher rushed the crease and beat Gustavsson on a stuffer try, before the
Wings restored their two-goal margin at 16:29.
Kronwall slid in from his point position and wristed home a Nyquist feed from
between the circles, and Detroit led 3-1 at intermission.
Nyquist officially wrapped up the game in the hosts' favor on his marker with
1:19 left in the contest, finishing off a 3-on-1 break with a successful one-
timer from the right wing.
Detroit improved to 15-6-0 against Montreal since the start of the 1995-96
season, and upped its record to 8-2-0 on home ice against the Habs since then
... Canadiens defenseman Alexei Emelin left the game in the latter stages of
the third period and did not return after being hit in the upper body by a
shot ... The Red Wings won back-to-back home games for the first time since
01/25 01:24:20 ET