Overtime & Shootout:
With all the open ice, lots of things occur. Luck decided to be one of those things that did not occur for the Red Wings offensive side of the game. In overtime, Henrik Zetterberg roofed a shot that rolled off the crossbar, down Anderson’s pad and back out into safety.
Detroit dominated in puck possession in overtime, but it doesn’t counterbalance allowing big breaks. Exhibit A is Tatar getting too fancy, one move too many. He takes his shot, which is blocked right in front of him and ends up becoming a breakaway chance. The only reason that the shootout actually occurred is because of Petr Mrazek and his somewhat of a bounce back; but let me tell you, that save was a classic Mrazek save that we haven’t seen much of in the past few games (Shown in the picture here).
Unfortunately for Petr, his play did not amount to the extra point, but rather it put him into a shootout. In short, because we all know the shootout isn’t real hockey, Turris scores the only goal by catching Mrazek on a lateral movement and goes 5 hole. A single misplaced stick costed a point. As the shootout gets the best of us for the fifth time this season (out of six), the Red Wings lose 3-2 to the Ottawa Senators.
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