The Detroit Red Wings lost a crazy game Friday, hampered by a teammate’s temper. The 7-6 final in overtime Friday at Barclays Center featured eight goals in the third period, four of them on the power play as the New York Islanders feasted while Tyler Bertuzzi stewed. The Wings had built a 5-2 lead in the third period when Bertuzzi delivered a deliberate, two-handed slash to the back of Cal Clutterbuck’s legs. Officials assessed Bertuzzi a match penalty, at 6:23, tossing him from the game and leaving the Wings shorthanded for five minutes. “We can control one thing, that’s our actions and our attitude,” Wings coach Jeff Blashill said. “We can’t take a penalty at that point in the game. You can’t take a retaliatory penalty. It was unnecessary.
Bertuzzi feels misconduct that led to Islanders' comeback was undeserved
Detroit Free Press | Feb 10