Highlights: Red Wings Win Thriller in the Shootout

DETROIT, MI - MARCH 20: Evgeny Svechnikov
DETROIT, MI - MARCH 20: Evgeny Svechnikov /

The Detroit Red Wings ended their 10-game losing streak with a 5-4 victory in the shootout over the Philadelphia Flyers.

It was a long time coming but the Red Wings finally found the win column with their fifth shootout victory of the season.

Game Timeline

The scoring got started in the second period with four goals been tallied. Dylan Larkin started things off with a quick shot that beat former teammate Petr Mrazek.

Luke Glendening came up with a massive shorthanded goal that caught Mrazek off guard and gave the Red Wings a 2-0 lead.

Sean Courtier got the Flyers on the board less than a minute later. The goal was his 100th career National Hockey League goal and his 30th of the season.

Just one minute later the Wings restored their two-goal advantage as Evgeny Svechnikov recorded his first career NHL goal. Mrazek was pulled as a result and replaced by Alex Lyon.

In the third period, the Flyers reversed roles with the Red Wings to force overtime. Matt Read scored his first of the season to start things off for the away side.

Shayne Gostisbehere scored the Flyers second power-play goal of the game to tie things up at 3-3.

Larkin looked like he had won the game for the Red Wings when he scored with five minutes remaining. However, Travis Konecny would tie things up 28 seconds later after his goal was reviewed and confirmed.

In overtime, the Flyers started off on the power-play after Danny DeKeyser took a penalty in the final minute of relegation. Jimmy Howard did a fantastic job in the overtime and carried over his momentum to the shootout.

Frans Nielsen scored the only goal of the shootout beating Lyon with a five-hole shot.

Game Notes

  • The Red Wings and Flyers both had 31 shots on goal.
  • Howard wins his first game since Feb. 25th.
  • Larkin led the way for the Red Wings with three points. The last time he had a three points night was in December.
  • The Flyers were 2 for 4 on the power with the Red Wings going 0 for 1.

Up Next

The Red Wings remain at home to face the Washington Capitals on Thursday at 7:30 p.m.