Todd Bertuzzi sealed the Red Wings' fifth straight victory with one of his patented shoot-out moves, weaving slowly up the ice before lifting a backhand into the net. His goal secured Sunday's 2-1 victory over the Wild at the Xcel Energy Center, and though Pavel Datsyuk technically got the winning goal, no one quibbled with Bertuzzi taking home the puck in celebration of his 1,000 career NHL game. NBC analyst Darren Pang made sure to get the little trophy to Bertuzzi. "Pretty neat, for sure," Bertuzzi said. "I've been pretty confident on shoot-outs, so I knew what I was going to do. It was a pretty great feeling when it went in." The victory edged the Wings within five points of Western Conference leader Vancouver and pushed the Wings 10 points ahead of Nashville atop the Central Division. "What a way to cap it off, with Bert playing his 1,000th game and then going out and ending it like that," Kris Draper said. "We've got a good thing going. We're playing well, we're winning hockey games. It's a nice win, and a good two points for us.
In 1,000th game, Todd Bertuzzi seals Red Wings victory
Detroit Free Press | Feb 21