Instant analysis: Wings shrug off odd call

The Detroit News

Instant analysis from the Red Wings' 4-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night:

Ted Kulfan

There are missed calls, bad calls, and then there was this one in the first period of Wednesday's game.

Washington goalie Braden Holtby went behind his net to play a puck. As Holtby passed it, he attempted to skate back toward his net but tripped. Nobody touched him. He just tripped. And fell down.

Luke Glendening was the closest Red Wing to him. But didn't touch Holtby.

All the while, Drew Miller got control of the puck and fired it past Holtby, who wasn't yet in position.

But Referee Mike Leggo waved off the goal and penalized Glendening, probably thinking the Red Wings forward tripped Holtby.

The Red Wings should have had a goal. Instead, a bad penalty called by Leggo, wiped it out. There was bad calls, but his was a doozy.

Gregg Krupa

The Red Wings got a big road. After referees negated a clear goal, Pavel Datsyuk and Justin Abdelkader took over the game. Plenty of "finish" for the Wings on this night.