The Detroit Red Wings needed the help of rookie Damien Brunner to overtake the Columbus Blue Jacket’s in the shootout on January 21, 2013. After being up 2-1, Blue Jacket James Wisniewski scored off a slap shot from the point to tie the game. Columbus would later take 3-2 lead on the power play off a rebound goal from Vinny Prospal. However, with 6:04 remaining in the third period, the newly appointed Detroit captain Henrik Zetterberg feeds defenseman Niklas Kronwall who sets up Pavel Datsyuk for the game tying goal.
After three scoreless rounds in the shootout and Blue Jackets miss, Damien Brunner takes center ice to attempt to win the game. After zigzagging down the ice he teases Sergei Bobrovsky and pulls it past his poke check to slam it in the net on the blocker side. You can tell he learned from the best, Pavel Datsyuk, who missed on his attempt in the first round. Look at the video below and check out the full game summary.
Damien Brunner’s Shootout Goal
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