Tag:Henrik Zetterberg
Posted on: April 28, 2010 12:50 am

Three Stars: April 28

By Erin Brown

First Star: Pavel Datsyuk, Detroit Red Wings

After a scoreless first period, the Red Wings center set the pace of the game early in the second with two goals in 1:41 early in the second period. His highlight-reel breakaway tally ended up as the game-winner.

Second Star: Nicklas Lidstrom, Detroit Red Wings

A day shy of his 40th birthday, Lidstrom celebrated with two power play goals and an assist in Detroit's 6-1 triumph.

Third Star: Henrik Zetterberg, Detroit Red Wings

Zetterberg finished Tuesday's Game 7 with three assists, including the primary helper on Datsyuk's eventual game-winner.

Honorable Mentions

Posted on: April 28, 2010 12:05 am
Edited on: April 28, 2010 9:57 pm

Series Recap: Detroit 4, Phoenix 3

Complete Schedule & Bracket | Blog: Phoenix-Detroit

Series MVP: Henrik Zetterberg, LW, Detroit Red Wings

Zetterberg may not have had the best regular season by his own standards, but he's making up for it this postseason. The winger recorded a team-leading six goals and 11 points in Detroit's Conference Quarterfinals win over the Phoenix Coyotes. He registered four multiple-point games, including a hat trick in Game 2 and a three-assist effort in Game 7. Zetterberg also led Detroit with two game-winning goals, notched in Games 2 and 4.

Expert Picks

On Target

Wes Goldstein: Detroit in 6: Look for the clock to strike midnight on the Coyotes great Cinderella story.
Erin Brown: Detroit in 6: The playoff-tested Wings know intangibles could kill if this one gets to Game 7.
Mike Hurcomb: Detroit in 5: Red Wings' postseason experience will overwhelm surprising Coyotes.
Dennis Dodd: Detroit in 6: The Red Wings won't get there unless Jimmy Howard comes up big in goal.


No. 4 Phoenix vs. No. 5 Detroit
Date Location Time/Score
Apr. 14 at Phoenix PHO, 3-2 Recap
Apr. 16 at Phoenix DET, 7-4 Recap
Apr. 18 at Detroit PHO, 4-2 Recap
Apr. 20 at Detroit DET, 3-0 Recap
Apr. 23 at Phoenix DET, 4-1 Recap
Apr. 25 at Detroit PHO, 5-2 Recap
Apr. 27 at Phoenix DET, 6-1 Recap
Detroit wins, 4-3

Posted on: April 22, 2010 1:36 am
Edited on: April 29, 2010 12:58 am

Samuelsson's consistency keeps Canucks afloat

By Erin Brown

Mikael Samuelsson does not talk about what it takes to win a Stanley Cup. He shows how it is done.

Samuelsson scored his fifth goal of the playoffs Wednesday night, sparking a third-period comeback by the Vancouver Canucks in their 6-4 triumph over the Los Angeles Kings. The tally matched Samuelsson's career-high.

"I don't think I have to be that vocal -- that comes from the coach," Samuelsson told the Vancouver Province prior to the start of the series. "If they need me, maybe I'll do it but I've got to show by example."

Samuelsson has been the most consistent Canucks forward through four games, with goals in each contest as well as an assist in Game 3. He shares the league lead for goals with Washington's Nicklas Backstrom and Detroit's Henrik Zetterberg .

It is a complete reversal for the Swede, who won a Stanley Cup with the Detroit Red Wings in 2008. Samuelsson finished up last year's postseason with a 10-game goal drought.

The difference? The winger has played more prominent role Samuelsson plays in Vancouver's offense and he is letting his stick is do all the talking.

Posted on: April 21, 2010 1:26 am

Wraparound: A recap of Tuesday's games

No. 5 Detroit Red Wings 3, No. 4 Phoenix Coyotes 0

Series tied, 2-2

Jimmy Howard had a 29-save shutout, Henrik Zetterberg scored twice and Pavel Datsyuk had a goal, leading Detroit to a 3-0 series-evening win over the Phoenix Coyotes in Game 4 on Tuesday. Recap | Stats


No. 4 Pittsburgh Penguins 7, No. 5 Ottawa Senators 4

Pittsburgh leads series, 3-1

Sidney Crosby had four points, including two of Pittsburgh's five goals in the second, leading the Penguins to a 7-4 win over the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night and a 3-1 series lead. Recap | Stats


No. 7 Philadelphia Flyers 4, No. 2 New Jersey Devils 1

Philadelphia leads series, 3-1

Jeff Carter scored two goals and Danny Briere had one to snap scoring funks and lead Philadelphia to a 4-1 victory over New Jersey on Tuesday and a commanding 3-1 lead in their Eastern Conference playoff series. Recap | Stats


No. 7 Nashville Predators 4, No. 2 Chicago Blackhawks 1

Nashville leads, 2-1

The Nashville Predators have their first 2-1 lead ever in an opening-round series. It's only fitting the first player they ever drafted played a key role. David Legwand was the No. 2 overall pick in 1998 when the franchise was getting started. Best known as a two-way player, he scored the go-ahead goal and had two assists as the Predators beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 on Tuesday and made some history. Recap | Stats


No. 1 San Jose Sharks 2, No. 8 Colorado Avalanche 1 (OT)

Series tied, 2-2

Joe Pavelski scored 10:24 into overtime and Evgeni Nabokov stopped 33 shots, giving the San Jose Sharks a 2-1 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday and tying the series at two games apiece. All four games have been decided by a goal, the last three going into overtime. Recap | Stats

Posted on: April 20, 2010 9:30 pm
Edited on: April 20, 2010 9:31 pm

Another clutch comeback for Detroit

By Erin Brown

The Detroit Red Wings can add another clutch comeback to their résumé.

Trailing 2-1 in its series with the Phoenix Coyotes, battle-tested Detroit posted its sixth straight Game 4 triumph.

Jimmy Howard made 29 saves for the first postseason shutout by a Red Wings rookie since Chris Osgood in 1996, and Henrik Zetterberg scored twice in Detroit's 3-0 win.

The Red Wings have not dropped a Game 4 decision to fall behind three games to one in a decade. That loss came to the Colorado Avalanche in the form of a 3-2 overtime decision on May 3, 2000.

The series rallies, however, have not always resulted in series wins. Detroit has lost two of its last five series when tying it at two apiece.

Clutch Comebacks
Date Opponent Round Game 4 Series
Apr. 20, 2010 Phoenix Conf. Quarterfinals W, 3-0 ?
May 7, 2009 Anaheim Conf. Semifinals W, 6-3 W, 4-3
May 2, 2007 San Jose Conf. Semifinals W, 3-2 (OT) W, 4-2
Apr. 27, 2006 Edmonton Conf. Quarterfinals W, 4-2 L, 4-2
Apr. 29, 2004 Calgary Conf. Semifinals W, 4-2 L, 4-2
Apr. 23, 2002 Vancouver Conf. Quarterfinals W, 4-2 W, 4-2

Posted on: April 17, 2010 2:13 am

Wraparound: A recap of Friday's games

A roundup of the night's action:

No. 4 Pittsburgh Penguins 2, No. 5 Ottawa Senators 1

Series tied, 1-1

Sidney Crosby scored a goal, prevented one and his artful playmaking led to Kris Letang 's winner late in the third period, and the Pittsburgh Penguins rebounded to beat the Ottawa Senators 2-1 on Friday night to even the Eastern Conference first-round series at a game apiece. Recap | Stats

No. 2 New Jersey Devils 5, No. 7 Philadelphia Flyers 3

Series tied, 1-1

Dainius Zubrus powered his way in front and scored off his own rebound with 4:04 to play and the New Jersey Devils beat Philadelphia Flyers 5-3 on Friday to even the first-round Eastern Conference playoff series at a game apiece. Recap | Stats

No. 7 Nashville Predators 4, No. 2 Chicago Blackhawks 1

Nashville leads series, 1-0

J.P. Dumont called it a lucky goal. He flipped the puck at the net and after it bounced past surprised Chicago goalie Antti Niemi , it hit the post and went in. Dumont wasn't through, however. He finished off his impressive final period with the go-ahead score and the Nashville Predators added two empty-netters to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 for their first-ever road playoff victory. Recap | Stats

No. 5 Detroit Red Wings 7, No. 4 Phoenix Coyotes 4

Series tied, 1-1

Henrik Zetterberg scored three goals, including the winner with 6:06 left, and the Detroit Red Wings beat the Phoenix Coyotes 7-4 on Friday to even the first-round Western Conference series at a game apiece. Recap | Stats

No. 1 San Jose Sharks 6, No. 8 Colorado Avalanche 5 (OT)

Series tied, 1-1

Devin Setoguchi deflected in a loose puck in front of the net for a power-play goal 5:32 into overtime and the San Jose Sharks rallied to even their first-round series, beating the Colorado Avalanche 6-5 in Game 2 on Friday. Recap | Stats

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