Tuesday, May 5, 2015
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Red Wings edge Sharks in shootout

By
From page B8 | March 01, 2013 |

SAN JOSE — Damen Brunner scored the lone goal in the shootout and Jonas Gustavsson stopped all three shots in his first start of the season to lead the Detroit Red Wings to their third win in four games, 2-1, over the struggling San Jose Sharks on Thursday night.

Logan Couture scored the lone goal for the Sharks, who lost 10 of 12 games in February and have just one regulation win in their past 14 games. Antti Niemi made 33 saves.

But Brunner beat Niemi in the second round of the shootout with a forehand and the Red Wings got the win when Ryane Clowe shot wide in the final round.

Patrick Eaves scored the equalizer midway through the third period and Gustavsson made 25 saves to get his first win since March 3, 2012, for Toronto against Montreal.

This game between the only two teams to make the playoffs in every season since the 2004-05 lockout took on added importance as both squads have struggled to find consistency in this lockout-shortened season. Both teams are in a logjam in the middle of the Western Conference, with the Red Wings tied for fourth and the Sharks one point back in a five-way tie for sixth place.

The teams traded goals early in the third period, with Couture putting the Sharks on top when he scored the first goal less than five minutes into the period. The goal came after an odd bounce off the backboards on a dump-in by Douglas Murray. Couture and Joe Thornton did a good job at the blue line to keep the puck in the offensive zone and Thornton then found Couture for a one-timer from the circle to make it 1-0.

Niemi made a strong stop on a rebound from Daniel Cleary to preserve the lead but had no chance when Eaves tipped Niklas Kronwall’s point shot past him for the tying goal less than two minutes after San Jose scored.

Gustavsson preserved the tie when he made a tough stop on Thornton from in close with less than seven minutes to play, and the game remained that way for the rest of regulation.

The teams were scoreless through two periods as Gustavsson was sharp and Niemi turned aside all of Detroit’s chances, including a few during a first-period power play for the Red Wings.

The Sharks had the better of the chances after that, with Couture generating a few scoring chances in the first period and Clowe missing wide after struggling to control the puck on a breakaway. Clowe, back after missing two games for a suspension, has no goals in 17 games this season.

Failing to get a shot on net on odd-man rushes plagued the Sharks as they were unable to test Gustavsson on a pair of 2-on-1s in the second period. Patrick Marleau missed Marty Havlat with a pass on the first one and Thornton failed to get the puck to Havlat on a slow-developing second chance.

Comments

comments

The Associated Press

  • Recent Posts

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this newspaper and receive notifications of new articles by email.

  • .

    News

     
    Sexual assault awareness campaign recognizes teens

    By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A1 | Gallery

    Mother, daughters killed in crash caused by wrong-way driver

    By Lauren Keene | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    Sunrise Rotarians honor student role models

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B3

     
    Vet Med Large Animal Clinic has a new director

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B3

    Party celebrates release of Lescroart’s new novel

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B3

     
    Grace Valley hosts open house

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B3

    Indoor Fun Fly comes to Woodland

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B3

     
    Learn to use walking poles effectively

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B3

    Capitol drive collects essentials for young lives

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B3 | Gallery

     
    Faulkner featured at Poetry Night on Thursday

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A8

    Sunset Rotary hosts Thursday-afternoon bingo

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

     
    Winters agri-tour visits Four Winds Nursery

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

    Got bikes? Donate ‘em!

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

     
    Fresh cherries at Sutter market

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8 | Gallery

    Pets of the week

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8 | Gallery

     
    Speakers cancel for health reasons

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

    Davis Municipal Fiber will give people a choice

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

     
    Independent study enrollment underway

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

    Special KDRT broadcast celebrates Grateful Dead’s 50 years

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A9

     
    Information offered on city tax refund program

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A10

    Monthly tour set at Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A10 | Gallery

     
    Tour de Cluck participants can get here by train

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A10

    .

    Forum

    Think long and hard about our town’s future

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: B4

     
    Whom will our council represent?

    By Michelle Millet | From Page: B4

    Weeds pose a threat to pets

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: B4

     
    Is your bike waiting for you?

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: B4

    Tips to reduce student stress

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: B4

     
    John Cole cartoon

    By Debbie Davis | From Page: B4

    .

    Sports

     
    DHS celebrates Senior Day with a fun victory

    By Chris Saur | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Visiting Eagles edge Blue Devils

    By Spencer Ault | From Page: B1 | Gallery

    Majors roundup: Thompson, D’Angelo lead Brew Crew rally

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2 | Gallery

     
    UCD roundup: Aggies baseballers fall in 13 innings

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B12

     
    .

    Features

    .

    Arts

    Stellar acting brings home Capital Stage’s dark comedy

    By Bev Sykes | From Page: A11 | Gallery

     
    Student choreographers, dancers stage festival at UC Davis

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A11 | Gallery

    From Bach to rock, Regal Beezers will entertain

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A11 | Gallery

     
    Student filmmakers showcased at UCD Festival

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A11

    .

    Business

    .

    Obituaries

    Emma Sallie Wing Hale

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A8

     
    Robert Simpson Loomis

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A8

    .

    Comics

    Comics: Tuesday, May 5, 2015 (set 1)

    By Creator | From Page: B5

     
    Comics: Tuesday, May 5, 2015 (set 2)

    By Creator | From Page: B7