Zetterberg makes highlight goal in shootout

Zetterberg makes highlight goal in shootout

Published Jan. 13, 2012 12:15 a.m. ET


Henrik Zetterberg did his best Peter Forsberg impression Thursday night as the Detroit Red Wings topped the Phoenix Coyotes 3-2 in a shootout.

The shootout score was even at one apiece following an early goal from All-Star Pavel Datsyuk, then two key saves from All-Star Jimmy Howard. Zetterberg's attempt saw him carry the puck into the zone, sending it right, quickly pulling it left, then leaving it right again as Mike Smith fell over. The deceiving move allowed him to tap it in to the wide-open net.

"That's got to go down as one of the best for sure that I've ever seen," Wings defenseman Ian White said of the move.

Zetterberg said after the game that when the opportunity arose during the shootout he wanted to do something special and has tried the move a few times with varying success.

"You look stupid when it doesn't work, so it was good that it went in," Zetterberg said. "I don't get a chance that often anymore. When I get it, I might as well try something fun. It's for the fans."

Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock was equally impressed.

"I thought that was retired I hadn't seen it in so long, so it was good to see it back," Babcock said.