FLA
29-45-8
DET
39-28-15
SO
37 SOG
30 SOG

Panthers rally, beat Red Wings in shootout

NHL.com | Sunday, 01.26.2014 / 9:44 PM

The Detroit Red Wings set themselves up to win a season-high third straight game at home without their two best players.

But, Nick Bjugstad scored in a shootout and Tim Thomas stopped all three attempts, lifting the Florida Panthers to a 5-4 win at Joe Louis Arena on Sunday after trailing by two goals twice in regulation.

"There were many things we didn't do right, but we got two points in a character game," Florida interim coach Peter Horachek said.

The Red Wings, who were without injured stars Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk, allowed Brad Boyes to score a game-tying, shorthanded goal with 3:46 left in the third period, a couple of minutes after teammate Drew Shore scored.

"We deserved to win this game and we did lots of good things," said Detroit's Tomas Tatar, whose third-period goal put Detroit up 4-2. "We ended up short. Hockey is 60 minutes and you can't stop after 55 and let them win the game."

Detroit's Gustav Nyquist and Daniel Alfredsson scored 1:19 apart midway through the second and Riley Sheahan had a goal late in the second period to give the Red Wings a 3-1 lead.

"When you're up 3-1, should you win? Yup," Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said. "When you're up 4-2 should you win? Absolutely. We didn't."

Jonas Gustavsson, filling in for the injured Jimmy Howard, had 33 saves in his third straight start for the Red Wings.

Thomas stopped 26 shots, and was fortunate defenseman Tom Gilbert kicked away a shot in overtime.

"It looked like a goal to me, they had pretty much an empty net, and he stuck his foot out there and made a big save," Horachek said. " That's character. That's the way you find ways to win."

After the win, Thomas was able to joke about the assist he got from Gilbert.

"I was going to make the save, but I saw him laying there," he said. "Everybody is pitching in any way they can."

The Panthers started and finished strong.

Sean Bergenheim put the Panthers ahead just 1:48 into the game. In between, they bounced back well enough to stay in the game and ultimately to force overtime and the shootout.

After the Red Wings surged ahead 3-1 in the second, Jesse Winchester pulled the Panthers within a goal midway through the third.

Tatar restored the two-goal lead a few minutes later by shooting high when Thomas went low. Shore scored to make it 4-3 with 5:32 left in the game.

"We stopped shooting the puck a little bit in the third and tried to get cute," Babcock said.

Zetterberg was a late scratch with a back injury after being hurt in a game against the Montreal Canadiens on Friday. Zetterberg missed 11 games with a back injury in December.

"He's been having back issues, we knew that," Babcock said. "You come to the rink hopeful he's going to play."

Datsyuk missed a 10th straight game with a lower-body injury. He and Zetterberg are day-to-day.

The Red Wings did get forward Johan Franzen back in the lineup after he missed 16 games with a concussion.

Howard has been out with an injured left knee and he might play Tuesday night against the Philadelphia Flyers. Forward Joakim Andersson missed his sixth straight game with a lower-body injury, and is expected to return against the Flyers or Friday night against the Washington Capitals.

Florida rookie forward Aleksander Barkov didn't play because of a lower-body injury sustained against the Buffalo Sabres last Tuesday.

Material from wire services was used in this report.

1st2nd3rdOTsoT
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Scoring Summary
1st Period
01:48FLA Sean Bergenheim (12) Backhand shot - ASST: Dmitry Kulikov (6), Mike Weaver (4) 1 - 0 FLA
2nd Period
08:12DET Gustav Nyquist (9) Snap shot - ASST: Johan Franzen (14) 1 - 1 Tie
09:31DET Daniel Alfredsson (12) Wrist shot - ASST: Brendan Smith (12), Brian Lashoff (3) 2 - 1 DET
18:15DET PPG - Riley Sheahan (3) Wrist shot - ASST: Tomas Tatar (10), Patrick Eaves (2) 3 - 1 DET
3rd Period
09:12FLA Jesse Winchester (7) Wrist shot - ASST: Tom Gilbert (21), Marcel Goc (10) 3 - 2 DET
13:33DET Tomas Tatar (12) Snap shot - ASST: Riley Sheahan (5), Tomas Jurco (3) 4 - 2 DET
14:28FLA Drew Shore (4) Snap shot - ASST: Tomas Fleischmann (18), Tom Gilbert (22) 4 - 3 DET
16:14FLA SHG - Brad Boyes (13) Snap shot - ASST: Brian Campbell (17) 4 - 4 Tie
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
1DETTomas Tatar - Save
2FLANick Bjugstad - Goal
3DETDaniel Alfredsson - Save
4FLAJonathan Huberdeau - Save
5DETPatrick Eaves - Save
Shootout Summary
RNDDetroit Red WingsFlorida Panthers
1Tomas Tatar
Nick Bjugstad
2Daniel Alfredsson
Jonathan Huberdeau
3Patrick Eaves
Three Stars of the Game
Tomas Tatar
1st
Tomas Tatar
G: 1Shots: 5
A: 1Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 14:08
Riley Sheahan
2nd
Riley Sheahan
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 1Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 13:48
Sean Bergenheim
3rd
Sean Bergenheim
LW
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 1PIM: 4
+/-: 1TOI: 16:15
Penalty Summary
1st Period
17:55FLA Marcel Goc  Hi-sticking against  Brian Lashoff
2nd Period
04:47DET Jonathan Ericsson  Hooking against  Shawn Matthias
12:48DET Jonathan Ericsson  Elbowing against  Drew Shore
16:30FLA Sean Bergenheim  Tripping against  Brendan Smith
18:24FLA Sean Bergenheim  Closing hand on puck
20:00DET Justin Abdelkader  Interference against  Mike Weaver
3rd Period
06:21DET Justin Abdelkader  Slashing against  Jimmy Hayes
14:46FLA Marcel Goc  Roughing against  Darren Helm
OT Period
NONE
shots by period
PeriodFLADET
1st1110
2nd912
3rd155
OT23
Total3730
Team Stats
CategoryFLADET
Power Plays0/41/4
Hits1126
Faceoff Wins3337
Giveaways910
Takeaways610
Blocked Shots165
Penalty Minutes88
  • FLORIDA
  • DETROIT
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24B. BoyesR1013018:16
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51B. CampbellD0132031:21
55E. JovanovskiD0001016:30
57M. GocC0102417:53
77T. GilbertD0220025:01
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34T. Thomas2630.86764:51
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11D. AlfredssonR1002019:44
14G. NyquistR10-12016:23
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20D. MillerL00-11015:16
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26T. JurcoR0114012:17
27K. QuinceyD0000018:15
41L. GlendeningC00-11014:29
43D. HelmC0000020:10
52J. EricssonD0012423:20
55N. KronwallD00-11028:21
65D. DeKeyserD0003019:33
71D. ClearyR0001015:48
93J. FranzenR01-11016:45
#GoaliesSvSASv%TOI
50J. Gustavsson3337.89264:56