Fri, Feb 27, 2009 - Page 19 News List

Zetterberg scores twice as Red Wings defeat Sharks


Detroit Red Wings center Henrik Zetterberg of Sweden scores a short-handed goal against San Jose Sharks goalie Evgeni Nabokov of Kazakhstan in the second period of their NHL game in Detroit, Michigan, on Wednesday.


Henrik Zetterberg scored two goals — the first short-handed and the second on a power play — to help the Detroit Red Wings beat the NHL-leading San Jose Sharks 4-1 on Wednesday.

The Sharks have a a three-point lead over the Stanley Cup champion Red Wings in the Western Conference standings with less than two months left.

Detroit’s Marian Hossa scored the first goal of the game, but the team held him out of the third period for precautionary reasons. Ty Conklin made 34 saves for the Red Wings, winning his 12th straight home start.

Ville Leino also scored for Detroit. Christian Ehrhoff scored for San Jose.


At Toronto, Nikolai Kulemin scored the shootout winner and Vesa Toskala turned aside all three New York attempts as Toronto spoiled John Tortorella’s Rangers debut.

Kulemin beat Henrik Lundqvist on Toronto’s first attempt in the tiebreaker.

Niklas Hagman scored in regulation for Toronto.

Wade Redden countered for the Rangers, playing their first game since Tortorella replaced Tom Renney as coach on Monday — a day after Toronto’s 3-2 overtime victory over the Rangers at Madison Square Garden.

Also on Wednesday it was:

• Penguins 1, Islanders 0

• Flyers 2, Kings 0

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