Last night, the Detroit Red Wings beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 thanks to a late goal from Tomas Tatar. After a seven-game point skid, the Wings’ forward had his shot deflected into the net with 1:14 left in the third for his 200th career point and the win. Watch:
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The victory is Detroit’s fourth in five games following a six-game losing streak. Darren Helm put the Wings up 1-0 in the first period and Martin Frk tacked on another in the second during a power play.
Detroit was up 2-0 going into the third, but the Canucks tied it up with two goals 2:14 apart. From there, it was looking like overtime was indefinite until Tatar’s goal was deflected off one of Vancouver’s players. After the game, Tatar said,
“I had it in my mind but things weren’t not going well for me, so I kind of just get it out of my mind. I tried to play simply. Obviously a big win. That feels pretty good. I think I hit the guy’s stick as I saw the replay. These kinds of goals are going in. You just need a fortunate bounce sometimes. I’m glad it happened.”
The winning goal marks Tatar’s fourth of the year for six points in 16 games. Last year, the forward totaled 46 points with 25 goals with the Wings.
Once again, Jimmy Howard didn’t miss a beat. Detroit’s goaltender made 26 saves in the game, allowing two goals in the third period after a push from Vancouver.
On Thursday, Detroit takes on the Calgary Flames at 9 p.m. (ET) to wrap up their four-game Canadian road trip. The Wings will be back at home to host the Columbus Bluejackets on Saturday at 7 p.m. (ET).