Red Wings Survive With Shootout Victory

Beat Nashville 3-2 after blowing late lead
By Lev Weinstein,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 8, 2007 12:13 AM CST
Nashville Predators' J.P. Dumont, left, misses a shot on goal against Detroit Red Wings' Chris Osgood during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Jerry...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – After surrendering 2 goals and the lead in the third, Detroit roared back in the shootout to beat the Predators 3-2 and extend their win streak to eight games, the Detroit Free Press reports. Henrik Zetterberg continued his dominant season, breaking the Wings' record for points in consecutive games with his assist in regulation. Zetterbeg also scored in the shootout.

"He's probably the best player in the league right now," said Wings' goalie Chris Osgood who had 28 saves. Osgood, however, was critical of Detroit's rusty play after a five day break, noting that " the second half we didn't have our legs, and they came at us pretty hard. They've got a quick team. We were lucky tonight to get two points."