Daniel Sedin put home brother Henrik Sedin’s feed from a tough angle with under a minute remaining in overtime helping the Vancouver Canucks edge the Ottawa Senators 4-3 Tuesday night.
With the win, the Canucks have now won four of their last five while the loss stretches the Sens’ losing skid to three games.
As you see in the clip, Sens’ head coach Paul MacLean was displeased with a missed interference call on Kyle Turris prior to the goal.
It was a back and forth affair between the two teams meeting for the first time since last season’s Heritage classic.
Shawn Matthias opened the scoring, but Mike Hoffman tied it 1-1 less than four minutes later. After Alex Burrows gave the Canucks a 2-1 lead, Kyle Turris tied it 2-2 with just over two minutes remaining in the first.
It remained tied 2-2 until 5:36 of the third, when Kevin Bieksa gave Vancouver its’ third lead of the night. Mark Stone knotted it at 3-3 before the midway mark of the final period forcing overtime.
Ryan Miller made 20 saves in the while while Craig Anderson stopped 29 shots in a losing cause.
Detroit captain Henrik Zetterberg had the lone goal as the Red Wings fell 3-1 to the Ottawa Senators Tuesday night.
Detroit (6-3-3) entered Tuesday night’s action off a 3-2 shootout loss in Buffalo on Sunday night.
Post-game, Red Wings coach Mike Babcock didn’t hold back when giving his thoughts on the game.
“We saw urgency from [the Senators],” Babcock said per NHL.com. “I thought they played good and I thought we were as bad as we could be. I haven’t seen us like that this year. You don’t like to see many games like that. It’s disappointing obviously. Our preparation, the job we did as coaches and the focus we had for the game of taking care of the puck, we obviously didn’t get our message across and didn’t do a very good job of having our team ready.
“We didn’t play hard as a group. In the end, it’s real simple. You do good things, good things happen to you. We got exactly what we deserved here tonight.”
Erik Karlsson, Patrick Wiercioch and Clarke MacArthur had the goals for Ottawa (6-3-2). Craig Anderson made 32 saves helping the Senators improve to 3-0-2 on home ice this season.
Jimmy Howard 31 saves in the loss.
Ottawa out-shot Detroit 16-2 in the first period.
“We didn’t spend any time in their end. They were just in our end. Eventually it gets tiring, when you see that,” Zetterberg said. “They were really wearing on our D in the first period and that showed in the third.”
Senators defenseman Chris Phillips left the game in the third period with a lower body injury and did not return.
Following the game, Paul MacLean said Phillips injury was a day-to-day thing and the team would determine prior to Wednesday’s practice whether a player would be recalled.
Forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau is expected to return to the ice Saturday after missing Friday to nurse an injury.
The same can’t be said for Marc Methot, Eric Gryba or Milan Michalek – all three are expected to miss Saturday’s practices at the team’s Fan Fest nursing various injuries.
“It’s purely (the organization’s) decision to keep them out,” coach Paul MacLean told the Ottawa Sun. “If it was up to the players they’d all be out there skating.”
Methot, who is nursing a sore back, hasn’t played in any preseason games and was unable to do the skating tests at the start of camp as a result of the injury.
“The most important thing is to be patient and make sure he’s 100% before we put him back on the ice and not try to force something that (makes it) a long process,” said MacLean. “It’s already been a long enough process now. We want to nip in the bud and make sure when he’s back on the ice he’s 100%.”
The Senators don’t resume their preseason schedule until Sept. 30 when they visit the Winnipeg Jets.