Ovechkin Good, But Not Enough, in Detroit Debut

Countryman Datsyuk shines as Wings doff Caps in shootout, 4-3
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Dec 17, 2007 11:12 PM CST
Detroit Red Wings' Valtteri Filppula, of Finland, tries to push the puck past Washington Capitals goalie Olie Kolzig (37), of South Africa, and teammate Tom Poti (3) during the second period of their...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Alexander Ovechkin's first game in Detroit kept him in the running for leading goal-scorer, but it was fellow Russian Pavel Datsyuk who took over the game with three assists and a decisive goal in the shootout. Tomas Holmstrom capitalized on two of Datsyuk's masterful dimes, although he also inadvertently banked in one for Washington's Jeff Schulz.

Detroit's Henrik Zetterberg had his 24th goal halfway through the second, or about 20 minutes after Ovechkin scored his 24th; they are tied for second in the league. Goalies Dominik Hasek (Wings) and Olie Kolzig (Capitals) each stopped 27 of 30 shots in regulation, but Kolzig was burned in the shootout, going 0-for-3.