Fabbri, Husso star in overtime as Red Wings edge Canadiens, 4-3

Ted Kulfan, The Detroit News on

Published in Hockey

MONTREAL — The Red Wings have been talking much recently about stringing some victories together.

To get into the playoffs, to stay within distance of the playoffs, they're going to have to pile victories together post-All-Star break. No better way to begin a streak like that this week, on the Fathers' Trip, and go into a lengthy break on a positive note.

They made a positive step Thursday defeating Montreal, 4-3 in overtime.

Robby Fabbri scored at 2 minutes, 36 seconds of overtime, converting an odd-man rush feed from Michael Rasmussen.

Goaltender Ville Husso preserved the victory, with several huge saves, including stopping Rem Pitlick on a breakaway in overtime, and Mike Matheson off a rush with 0.01 seconds left in regulation time.

Rasmussen, Jonatan Berggren (power play) and Oskar Sundqvist had the Wings' goals, as the Wings won their third game in five (3-1-1).


Rafael Harvey-Pinard had two Montreal goals (one short-handed) and Michael Pezzetta added another, as the Canadiens' fourth line did substantial offensive damage.

Harvey-Pinard has been a revelation for Montreal, in only his fifth NHL game. He scored his second and third goals, both times erasing Wings' leads in the second period.

Three times the Wings had one-goal leads, and three times Montreal came back to tie.

The short-handed goal tied the game 2-2, at 6:57, shortly after Berggren scored his eighth goal putting in a loose puck on the power play at 3:56.


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