Detroit 5, Ottawa 3

Friday, October 7, 2011 7:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Ottawa 0-1-0-0 0-0-0-0 0-1-0-0 L1
Detroit 1-0-0-0 1-0-0-0 0-0-0-0 W1


Rookie Cory Emmerton scored a goal and set up another as the Detroit Red Wings spoiled the coaching debut of former assistant Paul MacLean with a 5-3 home triumph over the Ottawa Senators on Friday.
Todd Bertuzzi recorded his 290th career goal and seven-time Norris Trophy winner Nicklas Lidstrom and Jiri Hudler also scored as the Red Wings improved to 6-2-0 in their last eight home openers.
With Detroit nursing a 2-0 advantage, the 23-year-old Emmerton wristed a shot past Craig Anderson and set up defenseman Ian White in the third period to give the Red Wings a five-goal cushion.
The offensive explosion was more than enough for Jimmy Howard, who turned aside 29 shots to improve to 3-0-0 in his career against the Senators.
Milan Michalek scored twice in just over 2 1/2 minutes and defenseman Filip Kuba netted a power-play goal for Ottawa, which was the second-lowest scoring team in the NHL last season.
Anderson finished with 34 saves.

Top Game Performances

Ottawa   Detroit
Milan Michalek 2 Points Cory Emmerton 2
Milan Michalek 2 Goals Cory Emmerton 1
Jason Spezza 2 Assists Drew Miller 2
Milan Michalek 1 Power Play Goals N/A
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Craig Anderson .872 Save Percentage Jimmy Howard .906
Craig Anderson 34 Saves Jimmy Howard 29

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Ottawa 32 3 2-3 5-5 10 32
Detroit 39 5 0-5 1-3 6 33

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play its next game on the road against Colorado. The Red Wings have a W/L % of 1.000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Ottawa will play its next game on the road against Toronto. The Senators have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
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