Bertuzzi clinches 10th straight 100 point season

Add another shutout to Jimmy Howard's books. 

Add another shootout victory to the Red Wings statline.

Add another 100 point season to the list.

In a game that was full of post-ringing shots and odd-man rushes, surely it wouldn't end as a 1-0 shootout would it? Yes, yes it did.

Detroit blistered Steve Mason with 45 shots on net while only allowing 22 on their own goalie Jimmy Howard. Despite the Wings getting 45 shots on net, there were only a handful of quality chances. The best set of chances the Wings had prior to the shootout were back to back plays by Darren Helm. Helm used his speed to split the Columbus defense at the blue line and had a breakaway on Steve Mason. Helm got a shot away but was hooked by Grant Clitsome on the attempt, warranting a penalty shot. Helm took the puck in on the attempt and had Mason stuck on the glove side but a quick poke check ended any backhand chance for Helm to put the Wings up.

Both teams had some chances in the extra frame but it ultimately ended in another shutout for both goalies. 

In the shootout, Rick Nash used a slick set of moves to pull of a Peter Forsberg-esque goal on Howard to put the Jackets up in the shootout. Pavel Datsyuk followed it up with a great move of his own and a shot that beat Mason to tie it. An odd choice of Niklas Kronwall ended in a missed shot for Detroit and a save on RJ Umberger set the stage for Todd Bertuzzi.

Bertuzzi went in with a loopy motion to force Mason to be patient and then a wave of his stick over the puck signaled the first deke to the forehand before pulling it back to the backhand and hitting the back of the net. Bertuzzi's goal ended the game and gave the Red Wings their 10th straight 100 point season.

Detroit plays its last game of the season on Sunday against the Chicago Blackhawks at 3:00 p.m. 

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