Almquist's two power-play goals lift Red Wings | Tuesday, 09.17.2013 / 12:35 AM

The Detroit Red Wings' special teams were in midseason form, scoring twice and killing all five Pittsburgh Penguins power plays at Consol Energy Center en route to a 4-1 victory.

Rookie defenseman Adam Almquist scored both power-play goals in a 5:40 span of the second period, beating Tomas Vokoun with slap shots from the blue line. Pavel Datsyuk and Tomas Tatar also had goals for the Red Wings.

"I got a little bit lucky at first," Almquist said. "The puck was popping out to me and I could just go ahead a rip it off. Luckily it went in. The second one, I got a really good pass from Samuelsson, shot it and it went in. I got lucky there too."

Pittsburgh outshot Detroit 24-19 but failed to convert on three first-period power plays and lost for the second time in as many nights.

"We still made some mistakes. It's the preseason, you're going to do that," captain Sidney Crosby said. "But I think we got better. We've got some games here to get sharper."

Scoring Summary
1st Period
12:56DET Tomas Tatar (1) Wrist shot - ASST: Landon Ferraro (1), Brendan Smith (1) 1 - 0 DET
2nd Period
01:05PIT Brandon Sutter (1) Snap shot - ASST: Chris Conner (1), Paul Martin (1) 1 - 1 Tie
06:10DET PPG - Adam Almquist (1) Slapshot - ASST: Brendan Smith (2), Tomas Tatar (1) 2 - 1 DET
11:50DET PPG - Adam Almquist (2) Slapshot - ASST: Mikael Samuelsson (1), Pavel Datsyuk (1) 3 - 1 DET
17:59DET Pavel Datsyuk (1) Backhand shot - ASST: NONE 4 - 1 DET
3rd Period
Three Stars of the Game
Adam Almquist
Adam Almquist
G: 2Shots: 3
A: 0Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 2TOI: 14:55
Pavel Datsyuk
Pavel Datsyuk
G: 1Shots: 3
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 17:59
Tomas Tatar
Tomas Tatar
G: 1Shots: 1
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 1TOI: 11:55
Penalty Summary
1st Period
03:41DET Brendan Smith  Hooking  - 2 min against  Jayson Megna
07:26DET Henrik Zetterberg  Tripping  - 2 min against  Kris Letang
17:22DET Justin Abdelkader  Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Sidney Crosby
2nd Period
04:22PIT Sidney Crosby  Hooking  - 2 min against  Brendan Smith
07:59PIT Tomas Vokoun served by Chris Kunitz  Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Justin Abdelkader
08:03PIT Simon Despres  Delaying Game-Puck over glass  - 2 min
11:11PIT Dominik Uher  Tripping  - 2 min against  Danny DeKeyser
13:14DET Jordin Tootoo  Interference  - 2 min against  Harry Zolnierczyk
18:55DET Brennan Evans  Interference  - 2 min against  Dominik Uher
3rd Period
10:54PIT Sidney Crosby  Hi-sticking  - 2 min against  Justin Abdelkader
shots by period
Team Stats
Power Plays2/50/5
Faceoff Wins2827
Blocked Shots918
Penalty Minutes1010
2B. SmithD0200222:32
4J. KindlD0001017:00
8J. AbdelkaderL0011216:21
13P. DatsyukC1113017:59
18J. AnderssonC00-10016:24
21T. TatarL1111011:55
22J. TootooR0001210:27
27K. QuinceyD0001023:51
29L. FerraroC0111011:51
37M. SamuelssonR01-13012:09
39A. ManthaR0000012:32
40H. ZetterbergL0010217:30
41L. GlendeningC0011016:16
51B. EvansD0011217:54
53A. AlmquistD2023014:55
65D. DeKeyserD00-11019:23
70C. JarnkrokC0000013:25
71D. ClearyR00-11017:36
34P. Mrazek10101.00020:00
35J. Howard1314.92940:00
3O. MaattaD0001018:49
5D. EngellandD00-10014:46
7P. MartinD0102024:48
9P. DupuisR00-12019:18
14C. KunitzL00-11018:45
16B. SutterC1002016:46
23C. ConnerR0101010:49
27C. AdamsR0001014:05
36J. JokinenL0002016:24
39H. ZolnierczykL0002011:33
40N. DrazenovicC000009:58
44B. OrpikD0001018:25
47S. DespresD00-11215:19
48D. UherC0001212:30
49B. GibbonsC0000012:37
58K. LetangD0002026:30
59J. MegnaC000209:59
87S. CrosbyC00-13420:27
31E. Hartzell441.00020:00
92T. Vokoun1115.73339:45