Detroit 4, Philadelphia 3

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, February 12, 2012 7:30 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Philadelphia 31-18-2-5 13-9-1-4 18-9-1-1 L2
Detroit 38-17-1-1 23-2-1-0 15-15-0-1 W3

Recap

Johan Franzen snapped a tie 52 seconds into the third period as the Detroit Red Wings extended their home winning streak to an NHL record-tying 20 games with a 4-3 triumph over the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday.

Henrik Zetterberg recorded a goal and two assists while defenseman Niklas Kronwall and All-Star Pavel Datsyuk also scored for Detroit, which equaled the league mark for consecutive home wins set by the 1929-30 Boston Bruins and matched by the 1975-76 Flyers.

Red Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom notched an assist while gaining sole possession of second place on the franchise list with his 1,550th game played.

Shortly after the Flyers successfully killed a penalty carried over from the second period, the Red Wings completed a superb tic-tac-toe passing play to take a 4-3 lead.

After receiving a pass by Zetterberg from the right point, Lidstrom dished the puck from the left faceoff circle to Franzen, who beat Sergei Bobrovsky from the doorstep for his league-leading 10th game-winning goal.

Detroit took advantage of a tripping penalty on Philadelphia's Brayden Schenn as Kronwall beat a screened Bobrovsky with a blast from the blue line 7:08 into the game for a 1-0 lead.

Schenn completed his first career two-goal performance less than 5 1/2 minutes into the second when he beat Joey MacDonald from the bottom of the left faceoff circle for a 2-1 advantage.

The Red Wings evened things just over three minutes later as Datsyuk swept the puck past Bobrovsky from the inner edge of the left circle during a power play.

Max Talbot scored on a redirection with 3:41 remaining to put Philadelphia ahead, but Zetterberg answered two minutes afterward with a one-timer from the top of the slot.

Top Game Performances

Philadelphia   Detroit
Brayden Schenn 2 Points Henrik Zetterberg 3
Brayden Schenn 2 Goals Henrik Zetterberg 1
Daniel Briere 1 Assists Henrik Zetterberg 2
N/A Power Play Goals Pavel Datsyuk 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Sergei Bobrovsky .840 Save Percentage Joey MacDonald .897
Sergei Bobrovsky 21 Saves Joey MacDonald 26

Team Stats Summary

 
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Philadelphia 29 3 0-2 3-5 12 24
Detroit 25 4 2-5 2-2 6 25

Upcoming Games

  • Detroit will play their next game at home against Dallas . The Red Wings have a W/L % of .737 after a win and .526 after a loss.
  • Philadelphia will play their next game at home against Buffalo . The Flyers have a W/L % of .452 after a win and .680 after a loss.
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