The Red Wings needed some miracles to snare a desperately needed win from the Oilers last night, 3-2, in overtime. They got them, in fistfuls from Jimmy Howard, who was simply spectacular time and time again. Then, trailing 2-0 for two periods, they eventually tied the game in the third when the former Tigers pitcher Dan Petry's son Jeff fired the puck in his own net during a Wings' power play. Petry was attempting to clear it behind the net and around the boards when he inadvertantly put it right inside the goal post. The play quite literally unfolded as if a gift from above. It was the second road power-play goal of the season for the Red Wings, and it tied the game after all hope had seemed lost The Red Wings looked like a team with a massive identity crisis for two periods.
Pavel Datsyuk's overtime heroics stake Wings to win
Detroit News | Mar 16