Damien Brunner C NJ Dec 10 '78
Damien Brunner scored the shootout winner on Thursday, making up for an earlier mistake.
Brunner surrendered the puck with 40 seconds remaining in regulation time and that error nearly cost Detroit the game. "It's a good thing my hands couldn't reach his neck, but it's all part of the process," Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said. "He's going to grow and he'll continue to get better as a player and that's what he's doing. What I like about him is he's smart and competitive and coachable and wants to get better."