One point is better than none.
That's what the Red Wings will have to settle for after falling to the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-4 in a shootout Monday night at Joe Louis Arena.
The Red Wings spotted the Penguins a 4-0 lead in the second period before mounting a comeback that saw Detroit tie the game up midway through the third period.
Penguins forwards Pascal Dupuis and Chris Kunitz each scored in the first period. Dupuis added his second goal of the night with a shorthanded tally to make it 3-0. Tyler Kennedy made it 4-0 13:16 into the second period, chasing Jimmy Howard from Detroit's net.
Then the Red Wings started the comeback. Henrik Zetterberg got the Wings on board first with a backhanded goal at the 17:41 mark of the second period.
Valtteri Filppula, Danny Cleary, and Mike Modano each scored in the third period to force the game into overtime.
James Neal scored the only goal in the shootout. Detroit moves to 43-21-9 and with 95 points, sits nine points up on Chicago in the Central Division. The Blackhawks do have a game in hand.
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