Red Wings 4, Blackhawks 3, OT

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CHICAGO (AP)—Brendan Shanahan kept the Detroit Red Wings from tripping up.

Shanahan scored a power-play goal 1:08 into overtime—after a tripping call late in regulation gave the Red Wings a man advantage—and Detroit beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 Friday night.

Shanahan’s shot came from near the left circle went past rookie goalie Craig Anderson, giving Detroit its third straight victory and fourth in five games.

Detroit blew a 3-1 lead in the final period before getting the victory.

Chicago coach Brian Sutter wasn’t happy with the tripping call against the Blackhawks’ Brett McLean on Detroit’s Steve Yzerman with 10 seconds left in regulation.

“When you get hooked somewhere around the chest and your feet go straight out from underneath you, it’s a borderline dive,” Sutter said.

“It wasn’t a dive. He took my feet out,” Yzerman said.

Shanahan also said it was a legitimate penalty.

“Steve Yzerman doesn’t dive. Ten seconds left and it doesn’t matter. A penalty is a penalty,” Shanahan said.

“You can look at the game one way or another. We got a win on the power play in overtime. If we score on the rush (when Yzerman was tripped) they don’t get a single point.”

Anderson was making his first start of the season after Chicago learned Friday that No. 1 goalie Jocelyn Thibault will undergo hip surgery Saturday and could miss two months.

“Four-on-three is tough to defend when they are moving the puck well,” Anderson said.

“Shanahan got a good shot from the slot and hit it right inside of my glove. We battled back from 3-1 and we got a point. It’s unfortunate we got a penalty against us that put us in that situation.”

Chicago lost its fourth straight after a strong rally in the final period against Dominik Hasek.

Trailing 3-1 midway through the final period, Chicago got within a goal with eight minutes left when Travis Moen scored on a rebound.

Sixty-seven seconds later, Igor Radulov fished a puck out of the corner, drove right to the net and beat Hasek with a sharply angled shot from the right side.

Kirk Maltby’s wrist shot from the deep right circle early in the final period had given the Red Wings a two-goal advantage.

But Hasek, who shut out the Blackhawks four days ago, couldn’t hold it.

Maltby also scored Detroit’s league-leading seventh short-handed goal of the season, taking a centering pass from Kris Draper, who had picked up a loose puck along the boards. That made it 2-1 in the second period.

Maltby’s two goals were his first two of the season.

“There are no excuses for blowing a two-goal lead, no matter who we’re playing. We were fortunate to come out and win it in overtime,” Maltby said.

“We got two points and they got one. But it would have been better to get the two and them none.”

Kyle Calder gave the Blackhawks an early 1-0 lead with a power play goal 3:34 into the game.

The Red Wings got even with a power play of their own in the first period as Brett Hull rammed a shot from between the circles past Anderson following a nifty pass from Pavel Datsyuk. Ray Whitney shoveled the puck from behind thenet to a wide open Datsyuk, who made the extra pass to set up Hull.


Chicago GM Bob Pulford said Thibault has torn cartilage in his hip and could miss up to two months after surgery Saturday in Pittsburgh. Anderson and fellow rookie Michael Leighton will have to fill in. … It was just Anderson’s eighth career game. … The Blackhawks and Red Wings have played more games against each other (669) than any two teams in the NHL. … Yzerman tied Stan Mikita for 21st in games played with 1,394. … The crowd of 21,856 was the Blackhawks’ largest of the season at the United Center and included a large andvocal contingent of Detroit fans.

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Scored at 1:08 of OT


Goalie Team Shot Save
Dominik Hasek Det 31 28
Craig Anderson Ott 26 22