DETROIT – Good things happen to those who wait.
The Detroit Red Wings ended a 100-game shorthanded streak with back-to-back shorties 37 seconds apart in the second period, taking Detroit to a 6-2 victory over the San Sharks. Jose Tuesday night at Little Caesars Arena.
For the second game in a row, Tyler bertuzzi opened the scoring for Detroit and finished with two goals. His second tally, which gave the Red Wings a 3-0 lead, gave the 26-year-old 150 career points.
Pie Suter also found the back of the net twice. It was his second game of multiple career goals and his first as a Red Wing. Dylan Larkin and Robby fabbri both scored in the third period to secure Detroit’s best score since the Chicago Blackhawks’ loss to United Center, 6-3, on Oct. 24.
Detroit earned a victory over its three-game homestand, improving to 16-15-3 on aggregate. The Sharks have lost their second straight game to 17-16-1 this season.
FOLLOWING : The Red Wings begin a three-game West Coast road trip against the Anaheim Ducks on Thursday night.
Video: Suter and Bertuzzi score twice in Sharks win
SUMMARY OF RATING
Detroit 1, San José 0 (13:02, 1st period)
Bertuzzi fired a shot towards the goal behind the goal line. The puck hit San Jose goaltender James Reimer’s stick and then squeaked between his legs to give Detroit the lead. Gustav lindstrom and Larkin have both been credited with assists.
Video: SJS @ DET: Bertuzzi breaks the ice first
Detroit 2, San José 0 (2:04, 2nd period)
Detroit extended their lead to 2-0 after scoring the first shorthanded goal that shattered the 100-game streak. Suter stole the puck from Brent Burns, then hurtled down the ice for a breakaway, landing a quick shot that beat Reimer.
Video: SJS @ DET: Suter marks SHG in 2nd period
Detroit 3, San José 0 (2:41, 2nd period)
Barely 37 seconds later, Carter rowney and Bertuzzi took advantage of a two-on-one chance in the Sharks’ defensive end. Rowney quickly fed Bertuzzi, who received the puck and found the back of the net for the second time. Moritz Seider scored his 19th of the season on the coin. It was the fastest time between two goals for the Red Wings in the 2021-22 season, and their first game with several shorthanded goals since Nov. 1, 2018, against the New Jersey Devils.
Video: SJS @ DET: Bertuzzi scores SHG in 2nd period
Detroit 3, San Jose 1 (4:03, 2nd period)
Sharks went on the scoreboard after Jasper Weatherby redirected a Burns shot that slipped past the Red Wings goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic to make it a two-goal game.
Detroit 4, San José 1 (9:32, 2nd period)
After a shot from Nick leddy was arrested by Reimer, Michael rasmussen recovered the rebound and slipped a backhand pass to Suter, who found the back of the net for the second time.
Video: SJS @ DET: Suter’s quick release ends in goal
Detroit 4, San Jose 2 (1:40, 3rd period)
San Jose cut their deficit in half when Alexander Barabanov scored his second goal in as many games.
Detroit 5, San Jose 2 (3:51, 3rd period)
Lindstrom gave the puck to Raymond, who made a slippery backhand pass to his own legs that found Larkin near half the ice. The Red Wings captain rounded Jacob Megna and fired a quick shot past Sharks goaltender Adin Hill, who had replaced Reimer. It was Larkin’s 16th goal this season.
Video: SJS @ DET: Larkin scores a nice snipe
Detroit 6, San Jose 2 (5:01, 3rd period)
Fabbri took advantage of a missed puck clearance by San Jose, taking Detroit’s lead to four goals.
Video: SJS @ DET: Fabbri scores in the 3rd period
Suter on if the Red Wings got the message to be more physical after their loss to the Bruins
“Yeah, sure. Especially with a lead like that you have to support each other and I think we’ve done a good job.”
Suter on the momentum Detroit can build from Tuesday’s win
“Yeah, huge. It’s, you know, a lot of energy in the arena. People are having fun, we’re having fun, so that gives you that extra boost.”
Suter explains how he sees his own game improving
“It got better, I think. A little more wins in battles. You know, sometimes you play less, but somehow you get points, so it’s kind of in between. both. Some games I feel like I didn’t play well, but I still got points. “
Jeff Blashill on the sense of urgency
“I really saw a sense of urgency on the part of our team. I thought we were having a bit of a slow start. Then afterwards, once we started playing, I thought we played a pretty good game of hockey. to the right.”
Blashill on the effort he saw from his players
“We talked again, before the game, about the importance of the game and making sure that we, as a man, had to play our best hockey. And ultimately, that’s what it takes as much as anything else. I thought, for a man, we played really good hockey. I thought there were a number of guys who played really well.
Video: Meijer’s post-match commentary | 1/4/22 | SJS vs. DET
Red Wings vs. Flyers game on January 18 postponed
On Tuesday, the National Hockey League announced five schedule changes, including the postponement of the Red Wings game on Tuesday, Jan. 18 against the Philadelphia Flyers which will be rescheduled with a date to be announced at a later date.