Wings Surge Past Canucks

Holmstrom scores two to carry Detroit to a 3-2 win
By Lev Weinstein,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 24, 2007 11:21 PM CDT
Detroit Red Wings' Matt Ellis (8) checks Vancouver Canucks defenseman Alexander Edler (23) of Sweden in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Tomas Holmstrom had two goals to carry the Red Wings past the floundering Canucks last night by a score of 3-2. Matt Ellis started the scoring for the Wings in the first. With Holmstrom's two in the second, Detroit never relinquished the lead, though the Canucks closed the gap to one with an early goal in the third, reports the AP.

Matt Cooke and Daniel Sedin both scored for Vancouver, but couldn't stop the Canucks from losing their fourth straight. Nor did the offense look particularly potent on a night which saw the Wings take 39 shots on goal to Vancouver's 15, an impressive 36 of which goalie Robert Luongo managed to save.