Red Wings Beat Coyotes to Wrap Road Trip

The Detroit Red Wings wrapped up their four-game West Coast road trip Saturday night, earning a 5-2 win over the Phoenix Coyotes.

Detroit got on the board just 4:37 into the game, seconds after the end of a power play. Dan Cleary got the puck down low and skated to the side of the Phoenix net before putting it out into the crease. A driving Niklas Kronwall couldn't put it in but Jiri Hudler jumped up to bang the loose puck past goalie Mikael Tellqvist for his first of the season.

The Red Wings thought they had a two-goal lead at 9:13 but for the third time this season, an apparent Detroit goal was erased by a goaltender interference call on Tomas Holmstrom.

Still down by only one, the Coyotes were able to tie the game with 7:15 remaining in the period.

A rare giveaway by Pavel Datsyuk at the Detroit blue line put the Coyotes in on a four-on-one. Peter Mueller sent the puck from the right wing to Steve Reinprecht all alone in the slot to rifle a shot past Detroit netminder Dominik Hasek.

With 2:45 left in the period and just after the end of a Phoenix power play, Derek Morris put the Coyotes up by a goal on a blast from the high slot.

Kirk Maltby led the Red Wings' comeback in the second.

With 8:34 left in the period, Maltby tipped a blast from the point by Chris Chelios through a Matt Ellis screen and into the Phoenix net to tie the game.

Hasek was on the bench for an extra attacker with a delayed penalty coming to Phoenix when Maltby put Detroit back out in front with only 26 seconds left. Maltby sent the puck down low to Henrik Zetterberg and moved into the right circle before getting it back and ripping a shot over Tellqvst's shoulder.

Brett Lebda and Zetterberg would add third-period goals.

At 4:57 of the period, Lebda scored with Tellqvist stuck behind his own net. The Phoenix goalie had tried to play the puck to Ed Jovanovski but Ellis jumped up to take it away, sending it out front for Lebda to backhand into the open net.

Zetterberg scored his league-leading 17th point of the season with 5:23 left in the game. Datsyuk got the puck behind the net and drew in two defenders, leaving Holmstrom open to take a pass and send it across the crease to Zetterberg for an easy tap-in.

Neither team scored a power play goal on the night. Detroit had three tries with the extra attacker while Phoenix had six. The Red Wings did score on one delayed penalty.

Hasek finished the night with 19 saves on 21 shots. Tellqvist stopped 37 of the 42 Detroit shots he faced.

The Red Wings finished their road trip with a 3-1 record. They will be back in action at Joe Louis Arena on Wednesday when they host the Vancouver Canucks.


Notes: Zetterberg's two points extend his point-scoring streak to nine games, a career high... Mikael Samuelsson returned to the Red Wings' lineup after missing three games with a groin injury... Detroit was without Dallas Drake, who suffered a facial injury on Thursday in San Jose.

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Nice job by Hudler to jump up and bang in the loose puck. I was geting frustrated with the passing on the power play but they knew what they were doing.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/20/2007 at 10:18 PM

 

Oh my god. We've seen bad goalie interference calls but someone should be fired over that. It should be 2-0 right now. At least Homer argued it.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/20/2007 at 10:25 PM

 

wow.

The NHL is a broken league.

There was no goalie contact at all. Uggghhhh

Posted by WingedWheeler on 10/20/2007 at 10:29 PM

 

Oh. My. Goodness.

That was the weakest penalty in the world.

Wow. Are they out to get Holmer?

Posted by WingedWheeler on 10/20/2007 at 10:37 PM

 

Oh my god. We've seen bad goalie interference calls but someone should be fired over that. It should be 2-0 right now. At least Homer argued it.


ACH! YES! I bet it was that one referee I hate. The one with the long name and his first name begins with an 'F'.He seems to make bad calls a lot.(Or I think I am getting him confused with someone else with the number 23) XDedit;; JJHASDKLJHASJKDHAJKLSDHJKLASH HOW DO THEY GET TWO GOALS!?!?!?! OMG. Thank god we don't keep guns in our house.I may have some serious blood pressure issues when I'm older.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 10/20/2007 at 10:38 PM

 

How big is that called back goal now that Phoenix is up 2-1? Thanks, refs. Go to hell.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/20/2007 at 10:42 PM

 

How big is that called back goal now that Phoenix is up 2-1? Thanks, refs. Go to hell.


...YOU ARE MY HERO T_TGeez. Someone needs to be shot in the foot.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 10/20/2007 at 10:59 PM

 

Everyone on the ice was in on the Maltby goal. Good work winning the fights to get the puck up to Chelios and a great blast by him with a perfect tip from Malts. Ellis with the screen in front.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/20/2007 at 11:25 PM

 

Naturally, and almost magically, I seemed to have my back turned every time they score a goal. Thanks for posting who scored XD

WOO! Go Ellis! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" /> He's really showing his game.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 10/20/2007 at 11:28 PM

 

Malts with another! Woohoo!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/20/2007 at 11:33 PM

 

Proof that Maltby still exists <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" />

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 10/20/2007 at 11:35 PM

 

Damn, Matt Ellis with a great play to get the puck out to Lebda.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/20/2007 at 11:59 PM

 

The refs in the Bruins game made some horrible calls as well, looks like it is a league problem

Posted by SYfanSD on 10/21/2007 at 6:36 AM

 

I've got a couple highlights and one big low-light from this game posted to the Multimedia section for those who missed it (or, in the case of Holmstrom's penalty, want to re-watch and get p*ssed off again).

http://www.detroitho...date=2007-10-20

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/22/2007 at 7:14 AM

 

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