Published December 22, 2010
DETROIT – Henrik Zetterberg's second goal of the game at 2:59 of overtime gave the Detroit Red Wings a 5-4 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday night.
Nicklas Lidstrom's third-period power-play goal tied the game at 4-4. Zetterberg also added an assist on Lidstrom's goal. Danny Cleary and Valtteri Filppula also scored for Detroit. Brian Rafalski had three assists and Jimmy Howard stopped 35 shots.
Detroit star center Pavel Datsyuk left late in the first period because of an upper-body injury. He appeared to get hurt when he tripped over Samuelsson.
Zetterberg's winner came on a slap shot from the left circle for his 12th goal.
Lidstrom's power-play goal at 16:06 of the third period tied the game 4-4. He put in a rebound for his eighth goal.
Tambellini's shot from the right faceoff circle at 12:10 of the third gave the Canucks a 4-3 lead. It was Tambellini's seventh goal.
Zetterberg tied the game at 3 at 1:54 of the third period when his backhand shot from the side of the net went in off Luongo.
Samuelsson broke a 2-2 tie at 19:39 of the second period. He beat Howard from the left circle for his seventh goal. The play was set up by Brad Stuart's turnover just inside the Vancouver blue line.
Daniel Sedin's power-play goal at 11:21 of the second period tied the game at 2. He poked in a loose puck from the crease for his 17th goal.
Filppula gave the Red Wings a 2-1 lead at 6:29 of the second with his eighth goal.
Henrik Sedin's power-play goal made it 1-1 at 1:11 of the second period. It was his seventh goal.
Cleary opened the scoring 8:12 into the game with his 15th goal.
Notes: Vancouver's Ryan Kesler, who is from the Detroit suburb of Livonia, has six goals and five assists in his past seven games. ... Detroit D Ruslan Salei got an assist for his 200th career point. ... Tambellini played at the University of Michigan.