Hasek-less Wings Blast Flames

Detroit smacks around Calgary to start season 3-0-1
By Max Brallier,  Newser User
Posted Oct 11, 2007 6:00 AM CDT
Detroit Red Wings goalie Chris Osgood keeps an eye on the puck during a Calgary Flames offensive surge in the second period of their NHL hockey game on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007 in Detroit. (AP Photo/Jerry...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Red Wings came out shooting last night, leaving with a hard-fought 4-2 victory against a Flames team very much in need of a win. The victory is all the more impressive considering Dominik Hasek was out with a bruised left knee and goalie Chris Osgood was playing his first game of the season.

Mikael Samuelson clinched the game for the Wings in the third, firing a strike from the top of the circle on a power play. "We're off to a good start, but a good start is measured after 20 games," said coach Mike Babcock. "By winning, you earn the right to be confident."