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Red Wings score eight against Luongo, Canucks

Sunday, 02.24.2013 / 6:04 PM

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Red Wings score eight against Luongo, Canucks
Vancouver Canucks 3, Detroit Red Wings 8
Three Stars of the Game
Niklas Kronwall
1st
Niklas Kronwall
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 2Hits: 1
PTS: 3PIM: 0
+/-: 3TOI: 20:52
Damien Brunner
2nd
G: 2Shots: 5
A: 2Hits: 0
PTS: 4PIM: 2
+/-: 1TOI: 15:10
Joakim Andersson
3rd
Joakim Andersson
G: 2Shots: 2
A: 0Hits: 1
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 3TOI: 12:00

The Detroit Red Wings made Sunday a miserable afternoon for Roberto Luongo and the Vancouver Canucks.

Damien Brunner had two goals and two assists, and Joakim Andersson scored twice as the Red Wings cruised to an 8-3 win at Joe Louis Arena.

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 (9-7-3), 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 (10-4-4). Henrik Sedin had two assists, and Luongo stopped 20 shots but lost in regulation for the first time this season.

"It's one of those games where it felt like the puck was finding its way in on almost every shot," Luongo said.

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.

"Up 3-2 after the first period. After that it went sideways," Vancouver coach Alain Vigneault said.

Brunner added his second goal of the game and 10th of the season in the third before Andersson scored twice.

"This was a tough game. You're playing at 5:00 after playing a 7:00 the night before," Detroit coach Mike Babcock said, as his team earned a 4-0 win against Nashville on Saturday night. "It's one on your schedule you look at, you don't know if you'll have an opportunity to win. We feel real fortunate to have gotten back-to-back wins."

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 Keith 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.

"It was nice to get a few goals. I thought the power play worked pretty good," Kronwall said. "It hasn't really changed too much to be honest with you. We just stuck with our game plan."

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.

Material from wire services was used in this report.

scoring summary
1st Period
05:45
VAN
Daniel Sedin (6) ASST: Henrik Sedin (14)
1 - 0 VAN
11:08
DET
Jordin Tootoo (2) ASST: NONE
1 - 1 Tie
12:37
DET
Niklas Kronwall (2) ASST: Pavel Datsyuk (13), Daniel Cleary (2)
2 - 1 DET
16:18
VAN
Daniel Sedin (7) ASST: Henrik Sedin (15), Alexandre Burrows (6)
2 - 2 Tie
18:26
VAN
Chris Higgins (4) ASST: NONE
3 - 2 VAN
2nd Period
02:57
DET
PPG - Daniel Cleary (5) ASST: Damien Brunner (5), Henrik Zetterberg (18)
3 - 3 Tie
15:10
DET
PPG - Henrik Zetterberg (6) ASST: Pavel Datsyuk (14), Niklas Kronwall (13)
4 - 3 DET
19:18
DET
PPG - Damien Brunner (9) ASST: Niklas Kronwall (14), Henrik Zetterberg (19)
5 - 3 DET
3rd Period
09:36
DET
Damien Brunner (10) ASST: Valtteri Filppula (6), Jonathan Ericsson (5)
6 - 3 DET
16:39
DET
Joakim Andersson (2) ASST: Tomas Tatar (3), Jakub Kindl (4)
7 - 3 DET
17:31
DET
Joakim Andersson (3) ASST: Damien Brunner (6), Jonathan Ericsson (6)
8 - 3 DET
penalty summary
1st Period
06:44
VAN
Ryan Kesler  Hooking against  Henrik Zetterberg
08:31
VAN
Christopher Tanev  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
2nd Period
01:45
VAN
Zack Kassian  Interference on goalkeeper against  Jimmy Howard
09:35
DET
Jordin Tootoo  Charging against  Christopher Tanev
09:35
VAN
Zack Kassian  Roughing against  Jordin Tootoo
14:20
VAN
Dale Weise  Illegal Check To Head against  Kent Huskins
15:59
DET
Damien Brunner  Hooking against  Christopher Tanev
18:17
VAN
Zack Kassian  Unsportsmanlike conduct
20:00
DET
Justin Abdelkader  Holding the stick against  Daniel Sedin
3rd Period
NONE
goalie stats
Roberto Luongo
SA: 28TOI: 60:00
Saves: 20EV: 15 - 20
PIM: 0PP: 5 - 8
SV%: .714SH: 0 - 0
Jimmy Howard
Jimmy Howard
8-6-2
SA: 21TOI: 59:56
Saves: 18EV: 15 - 18
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 2
SV%: .857SH: 1 - 1