Osgood has been a No. 1 goaltender for most of his 13 NHL
"This year I'm having to learn some different aspects of
goaltending," said Osgood, who has played 25 games this season.
"Just work hard and wait until you get a chance to play."
Lidstrom won three consecutive Norris Trophies from 2001-03 and
many feel he will receive the award that goes to the NHL's top
defenseman again this season. He now has 67 points (13 goals and 54
assists) in 64 games after collecting two goals and 14 assists for
16 points in his last eight games.
He complimented Osgood.
"The last two games, he's played strong," Lidstrom said. "He
looked confident in there."
Osgood said his toughest save came at the end of a power play
late in the second period. He didn't see a screened shot from the
point until the last split second and was able to deflect it over
the net with his stick.
Teemu Selanne scored for Anaheim, which had its three-game
winning streak snapped.
Zetterberg scored on the Red Wings' first shot just a minute
into the game, when he beat Jean-Sebastien Giguere with a low wrist
shot for his 34th goal.
Schneider made it 2-0 with a 5-on-3 power-play goal at 9:15,
converting a slap shot from the high slot. It gave him a
career-high 21 goals. The defenseman's previous high was 20 with
Montreal in 1993-94.
"We didn't want to get down two goals like that early in the
game," said Scott Niedermayer. "They came out ready to go and we
just weren't jumping like we needed to be. For us to compete with
them we need to be going as hard as we can."
Anaheim cut the lead in half with a power-play goal from Selanne
with 5:44 left in the opening period. The forward put in a
cross-crease pass from Neidermayer for his 29th goal.
"I thought we didn't play 60 minutes, we played about 50
minutes," said Anaheim coach Randy Carlyle.
Draper added an empty-net goal with 9.1 seconds left.
"We found a way to win without having our "A' game," said
Detroit coach Mike Babcock.
Detroit captain Steve Yzerman played in his 1,500th game.
... Selanne stretched his point streak to six games (3-5-8). ...
Zetterberg has eight goals and three assists in his last seven
games. ... Detroit RW Mikael Samuelsson missed his sixth game with
a wrist injury suffered with Sweden during the Olympics.
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Arena: Joe Louis Arena Location: Detroit, Michigan
Referees: Greg Kimmerly, Michael McGeough Linesmen: Brad Lazarowich, Brian Mach
Attendance: 20,066 (100.0% full)
Team Stat Comparison
Power Play Goals
Power Play Opportunities
Shots on Goal
Henrik Zetterberg (34)
Assists: Nicklas Lidstrom, Tomas Holmstrom
Mathieu Schneider (21)
(Power Play) Assists: Nicklas Lidstrom, Robert Lang
Teemu Selanne (29)
(Power Play) Assists: Scott Niedermayer, Andy McDonald