Franzen Lifts Red Wings Over Coyotes in OT

Johan Franzen scored with 1:25 remaining in the overtime period Tuesday night, carrying the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-2 win over the visiting Phoenix Coyotes.

The overtime goal came after Valtteri Filppula won a faceoff in the Phoenix zone. Carrying the puck, Franzen cut to the high slot from the top of the right circle and snapped a shot over goalie Ilya Bryzgalov's shoulder.

Filppula had scored the game's opening goal just 1:18 into the game. Franzen carried the puck down the right wing boards on a three-on-two with Filppula and Jiri Hudler before passing across to Filppula at the Phoenix blueline. Filppula snapped a quick shot into the top corner of the net to get the Red Wings on the board.

Martin Hanzel tied the game with 3:47 left in the opening period, coming out of the corner in the Red Wings end and pushing to the front of the net to bang his own rebound past Detroit netminder Ty Conklin.

A Brian Rafalski power play goal with 9:23 remaining in regulation put Detroit back out in front but Shane Doan deflected an Ed Jovanovski shot from the point on a Phoenix power play just 1:13 later to even things back up.

The Red Wings finished the game one-for-one on the power play while the Coyotes scored on one of their three tries with the extra attacker.

Conklin made 23 saves on 25 Phoenix shots. Bryzgalov stopped forty of Detroit's 43 attempts.


Notes: Tomas Holmstrom returned to the Detroit lineup after missing 18 games with a sports hernia... Marian Hossa missed his third game with a neck injury.

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YAY it will be a huge help to have him back Lilja is a loss but luckily the blueline is deep for us and it should give young Jon Ericsson a chance to show what he's got. As well i'm going to my first Wings game thursday against Calgary i've been a fan my whole life and i'm 31 so i'm hyped could anyone tell me some good places to park or what the prices are to park at different spots after tix it didn't leave me a whole lotta cash left over GO WINGS!!

Posted by bigred4478 on 3/10/2009 at 11:57 AM

 

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Congrats on getting a chance to get out to the Joe. The cheapest ways I know of to park for a Wings game are both free but require a little work. If you get there early enough you can take Rosa Parks down to Jefferson and park at the side of the road. I've only done that once and I wasn't driving. The other option I like is to park at Greektown Casino, get your parking validated at the casino, then take the People Mover over to the arena. Parking at the arena itself is a small fortune, I can't even remember what it costs now.

Agreed that the Wings can recover from losing Lilja for awhile. Ericsson would be a regular in any other team's lineup. Chelios is still strong on the PK. Lilja's had a surprisingly good season so I actually see this as a loss, just one the team can handle.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/10/2009 at 3:58 PM

 

I just remembered! Remember when we were talking about Schneider getting traded to the Habs? (They were talking about them, so I was reminded of Schneider) anyways. I kept saying how I wanted to see him in a game, you said they had already played the Thrashers so many times, blah, blah, blah. Next Friday is Dr. Fil's birthday and they are playing the Thrashers. Now that was the reason why I was disappointed, it was just too far ahead to think of why?

I'm excited for tonight's game! I'm definitely thinking the Wings will do a lot better than the last game, but I don't want to get cocky, either.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 3/10/2009 at 7:14 PM

 

Next Friday is Dr. Fil's birthday and they are playing the Thrashers.


I guess I'll have to wear his jersey to the game then, that's the second of my three games two weeks.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/10/2009 at 7:21 PM

 

You have to cause I'm going to Tennessee on Friday and I don't think it'd get a well reception! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/welcome.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":welcome:" border="0" alt="welcome.gif" />

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 3/10/2009 at 7:24 PM

 

That was beautiful <3 (in my opinion).

Dr. Fil is my favorite person ever. 1-0 Wings.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 3/10/2009 at 7:41 PM

 

Caught the Fil goal on the radio, nice to see him putting 'em in the net again. Looks like he's got some confidence back.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/10/2009 at 7:51 PM

 

Coyotes tie it up. That really blows.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 3/10/2009 at 8:05 PM

 

Once again the Wings do two things wrong and it combines to be a goal. Conklin fell onto his side, if he stays upright he stays square to the shooter and that never goes in. If any of the defenders clears the crease, the rebound chance never happens and it doesn't go in.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/10/2009 at 8:07 PM

 

That was a good effort right there. Wow, this game is a lot faster! Those ten minutes just whirred by.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 3/10/2009 at 8:09 PM

 

Good PK shift by Maltby.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/10/2009 at 8:33 PM

 

Flipped back to the game coming back from intermission after the penalty, as soon as I saw it was on Holmstrom I knew it was goalie interference. Good call? Bad call?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/10/2009 at 8:36 PM

 

Went back and looked at the Homer penalty... Not happy about it, Bryzgalov was out of the crease, but I can see why it was called.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/10/2009 at 8:52 PM

 

Oh sh*t, that was way too close. Ericsson's a f*cking pimp.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/10/2009 at 9:35 PM

 

Ericsson's a f*cking pimp.


I bet he bedazzles his pimp hat <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/welcome.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":welcome:" border="0" alt="welcome.gif" />Raffy gets a goal! 2-1 Wings.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 3/10/2009 at 9:40 PM

 

Power play goal! That's what the Wings were looking for. Great shot by Raffy.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/10/2009 at 9:40 PM

 

Awful call, I respect the need to protect players on icing but that was a soft hit.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/10/2009 at 9:42 PM

 

Damndamndamndamndamn. Coyotes catch up really quick.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 3/10/2009 at 9:44 PM

 

Of course they score on it.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/10/2009 at 9:44 PM

 

Damndamndamndamndamn.


Quoted for truth.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/10/2009 at 9:50 PM

 

Wings getting circles skated around them in their own zone. Not good.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/10/2009 at 9:54 PM

 

Wings look like they're coasting for OT.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/10/2009 at 9:57 PM

 

I swear to God, if I hear "Clap, clap clap, clap your hands" one more time...ugh. I hate that song enough already, it sucks that it's played every game.

At least the Wings get a point tonight.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 3/10/2009 at 10:02 PM

 

As Malik once said, the Wings haven't updated their in-game music selection since Brendan Shanahan was traded to the team and requested Republica's "Ready to Go."

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/10/2009 at 10:03 PM

 

Johan Motherf*cking Franzen!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/10/2009 at 10:05 PM

 

That's pretty ancient in music years. It's really been that long? Geez.

FRANZEN SCORED AS I TYPED THIS! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/welcome.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":welcome:" border="0" alt="welcome.gif" /> This post is officially lucky <3

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 3/10/2009 at 10:05 PM

 

Hyperbole and Franzen for the win. <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/welcome.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":welcome:" border="0" alt="welcome.gif" />

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/10/2009 at 10:07 PM

 

Of course, San Jose just won in OT to pull back even with the Wings in the standings. Minnesota had tied the game late to force overtime.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 3/10/2009 at 10:34 PM

 
Johan Franzen

Johan Franzen
Credit: Clark Rasmussen

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