Red Wings Rebound for Win over Coyotes

The Detroit Red Wings rallied from a 2-1 deficeit Saturday night, scoring twice in the third period to earn a 3-2 win over the Phoenix Coyotes.

Henrik Zetterberg and Dan Cleary scored 4:25 apart early in the game's final frame to pull the Red Wings ahead of the Coyotes, who had tallied twice in the second to overcome a 1-0 Detroit lead after the first period.

Zetterberg's goal came 39 seconds into the period, on something of a fluke play.

Phoenix goalie Ilja Bryzgalov gloved a shot on goal at the top of the crease but couldn't control it. The Red Wings crashed the net as the puck squirted out and Henrik Zetterberg chipped it over Bryzgalov and across the goal line.

Dan Cleary scored on the power play at 5:04 of the third to put Detroit out front. Jiri Hudler fed Cleary with a pass from the bottom of the left circle for a one-timer from the left edge of the slot, beating Bryzgalov.

Phoenix's lead had come from goals by Daniel Winnick and Fredrik Sjostrom in the second period.

Winnick scored on a turnover by Andreas Lilja in the left faceoff circle of the Detroit zone. All alone in on goalie Chris Osgood, Winnick faked and put a shot over him, tying the game at 5:17 of the period.

Sjostrom scored with 5:40 left in middle period when a Nick Boynton shot was seemingly deflected with a high stick near Osgood and off the back boards. The puck came out in front to Sjostrom, who was all alone in front of the net. He threw a shot past Osgood to give the Coyotes their lead.

Pavel Datsyuk had opened the game's scoring at 7:46 of the first on a Detroit power play. From the bottom of the right circle, Datsyuk attempted to throw the puck out front but it deflected off of defenseman Keith Ballard's skate and slipped past Bryzgalov.

Detroit's two power play goals came on four chances. Phoenix was held without a goal on three power play tries.

Osgood made 24 saves on 26 shots while Bryzgalov stopped 36 of 39.

The Red Wings will see their next action on Tuesday night when they visit the Original Six rival Montreal Canadiens in their only meeting of the season.

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Yeah, so guess who's the starter? <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" />

This time from Helene St. James at the Freep...
http://www.freep.com...029/1053/SPORTS

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/30/2007 at 7:20 PM

 

Does this mean Hasek will get the start against Montreal?

If I remember correctly Babcock said he wanted to give Hasek a start for one of them. =/

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 11/30/2007 at 7:24 PM

 

It would seem to.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/30/2007 at 8:59 PM

 

We should have released Hasek and tried to trade next to nothing for Bryzgalov.... yeah it probably would have difficult if not impossible salary wise, but having him in net would be amazing.

Posted by Bob_Probert_Idolizer_1982 on 12/1/2007 at 12:45 AM

 

The rumors I heard (which could just be theories as they were all fourth-hand stuff) was that Burke treated Bryzgalov like Holland did Osgood in 2001. He would rather have given him up for nothing on waivers than make a bad trade just to get anything for him. Which would explain why Tampa didn't try or Pittsburgh or any of those teams.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/1/2007 at 2:07 AM

 

Ozzies' hot, Hasek's not. So, why not stick with hot.

Posted by Zamboni on 12/1/2007 at 3:54 PM

 

Don't like picking on Lilja, but seems he is quite prone to give-aways that lead to opponent goals.

Posted by skyguy52 on 12/1/2007 at 8:29 PM

 

Love to see guys like HUDLER / CLEARY / FILPULA involved in so much of the WING offense, goals, shots on net, AND the back and fore checking.

Posted by skyguy52 on 12/1/2007 at 9:21 PM

 

Nice to see the Wings able to rebound from an awful second period. They're scoring in spurts right now it seems, pairs of quick goals here and there. Not a problem, I don't think, especally with some of that all-important secondary scoring showing up.

Cleary's goal was very nice, came off a nice pass as well.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 12/1/2007 at 10:39 PM

 

I am just happy to get the W

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/2/2007 at 6:04 PM

 

I am just happy to get the W


Me too <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" />I taped the game since I was gone, but I decided just to watch the highlights.Datsyuk's goal was odd, and his interview was charming. <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" /> (AND WHOEVER WAS TALKING ABOUT LILJA AND GIVE-AWAYS;; YOU ARE MY HERO!!!! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" /> <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" /> <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" />

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 12/4/2007 at 4:09 PM

 

Don't forget the giveaways or the broken sticks!!!

Posted by SYfanSD on 12/4/2007 at 10:09 PM

 

Don't forget the giveaways or the broken sticks!!!


So, so, so, so, so, so, so, so, so true, my friend. XD I completely agree.(And that fight tonight against the Canadiens....WTF?!?!? 'Nuff said there)

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 12/4/2007 at 10:12 PM

 

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