Bertuzzi's Second OT Goal In Two Nights Gives Red Wings 3-2 Win

The Detroit Red Wings did not sign Todd Bertuzzi to be an offensive juggernaut. But in the last two nights, he's become just that.

For the second straight game, Bertuzzi scored a pair of goals, including one in overtime, to give the Red Wings a 3-2 victory over the Nasville Predators in Nashville.

Bertuzzi took off after a Pavel Datusyk steal, skated between a pair of Predators defensemen, and put the shot past Pekka Rinne a scant 24 seconds into the extra period.

Bertuzzi also scored early in the second after being set up by Drew Miller in the second period, with a spinaround move that sent Ryan Suter out of his skates, leaving him wide open against Rinne. Chris Osgood earned his 19th career assist on the play as well.

Osgood made 33 saves to earn his first victory since November 5, when he beat the San Jose Sharks.

The Wings jumped out to a 2-0 lead later in the second after Miller jumped on the scoresheet. Dasuyk had a shot hit the crossbar, and while the puck remained in the air, Miller swiped the puck in.

But the Predators struck back later in the second as Ryan Jones touched a Steve Sullivan slap in while Bertuzzi sat in the box. It was the first power play goal given up by the Red Wings in 27 attempts.

Nashville tied the game in the third on a David Legwand shot after J.P. Dumont had two shots that Osgood easily handled, but couldn't grasp the rebound.

The Red Wings come back to Joe Louis Arena Monday to take on the Phoenix Coyotes

Player of the game: Todd Bertuzzi. Doubling your season goal output in two games, including two game winners in OT? That'll do.

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