Brunner has 4 points in Red Wings’ rout of Canucks
Posted at: 02/24/2013 10:08 PM
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(AP) DETROIT - Damien Brunner had two goals and two assists, and Joakim Andersson scored twice in the Detroit Red Wings’ 8-3 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday.
Henrik Zetterberg and Niklas Kronwall had a goal and two assists each, Daniel Cleary added a goal and an assist, and Jordin Tootoo also scored for Detroit, which netted three power-play goals in the second period to take the lead.
Pavel Datsyuk and Jonathan Ericsson added two assists, and Jimmy Howard made 18 saves.
Daniel Sedin had two goals, and Chris Higgins also had a goal for Vancouver. Henrik Sedin had two assists, and Roberto Luongo stopped 20 shots but lost in regulation for the first time this season.
Cleary tied it 3-3 at 2:57 of the second period when he tipped the puck in during a goal-mouth scramble for his fourth goal. Zetterberg’s sixth gave the Red Wings the lead with 4:50 left in the second, and Brunner made it 5-3 when he calmly flipped in a rebound with 42 seconds remaining.
The Red Wings, who entered ranked 26th in the NHL on the power play, held the Canucks to only three shots in the second period.
Brunner added his second goal of the game and 10th of the season in the third before Andersson scored twice.
Daniel Sedin’s first goal of the game gave the Canucks a 1-0 lead 5:45 in. He put in a one-timed shot from in front off a pass from his brother, Henrik, who was behind the net.
Tootoo tied it with 8:52 left in the first when his bad-angle shot from the right-wing boards went in off of defenseman Kevin Ballard.
The Red Wings went ahead just 1:29 later when Kronwall’s slap shot went in off the stick of defenseman Dan Hamhuis for Kronwall’s third of the season and second in two games.
Daniel Sedin’s second goal, with 3:42 left in the first, tied it at 2. He again teamed with Henrik, who made a perfect dump-in that caromed off the boards in the left corner of the Detroit zone to Daniel, who was cutting in off left wing. He picked up the puck and beat Howard for his seventh goal.
Higgins capitalized on Justin Abdelkader’s turnover to give the Canucks a 3-2 lead with 1:34 left in the first.
NOTES: Detroit G Jonas Gustavsson wasn’t available because of a sore groin. Thomas McCollum was called up from Grand Rapids of the AHL to back up Howard. . Vancouver D Kevin Bieksa didn’t play because of a groin injury. LW David Booth sat out because of an illness. . Red Wings D Kyle Quincey (sore left ankle) missed his second game.
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