Holmstrom Scores Two as Red Wings Down Coyotes

Tomas Holmstrom scored two goals and Jimmy Howard stopped 35 shots Saturday night as the Detroit Red Wings earned a 4-1 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes.

The goals were the team-leading fourteenth and fifteenth for Holmstrom. Both came on net-front deflections, a Holmstrom specialty.

With 5:16 left in the first period and a Detroit power play having just expired, Holmstrom tipped a long shot by Nicklas Lidstrom past Ilya Bryzgalov to put the Red Wings on the board.

Matthew Lombardi evened things up at 5:53 of the second, taking advantage of a five-on-three for the Coyotes to get to the far side of Howard's net and bang in a shot off a cross-crease feed from former Red Wing Robert Lang.

Holmstrom put Detroit up again with 19 seconds left in the middle period, deflecting another Lidstrom shot.

Pavel Datsyuk beat Bryzgalov with a shot from the slot into the top corner of the net on a Red Wings power play 5:51 into the third period and Darren Helm added an empty net goal to wrap up the scoring.

Detroit finished the night one-for-four on the power play, as did Phoenix.

Bryzgalov stopped 32 of 35 shots against.

The Red Wings continue their season-high five-game road trip on Tuesday in Anaheim.


Notes: The game was the 900th of Todd Bertuzzi's career.

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We are in the desert... Coyotes have been on a roll. Other than that, I have not seen anything on line changes.

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/2/2010 at 7:00 PM

 

Brad May is out, Patrick Eaves is back in. Howard gets the start. Ritola stays in.

That's all the lineup news I have.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/2/2010 at 7:18 PM

 

Holy crap, had that gone in the net, I would have been seriously p*ssed.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 1/2/2010 at 8:19 PM

 

That was way too close.

Ritola, Filppula and Abdelkader on the power play? Holy hell.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/2/2010 at 8:20 PM

 

Double-tip and the crowd goes somewhat wild.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/2/2010 at 8:34 PM

 

Holy sh*t, Howard is on tonight.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/2/2010 at 8:35 PM

 

I thought for sure the Coyotes were gonna score off the Janik miscue.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/2/2010 at 9:04 PM

 

Weak as hell call leads to Phoenix scoring on the five-on-three. Shane Doan should turn in his Canadian citizenship.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/2/2010 at 9:10 PM

 

Brad Stuart on a breakaway? Jesus Christ...

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/2/2010 at 9:33 PM

 

Homer with his second. Would have been nice if it was Nick's but a goal is a goal.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/2/2010 at 9:37 PM

 

I am liking this game! Wings look good! Did Nick get that last goal or did Homer?

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/2/2010 at 9:41 PM

 

Considering that the Coyotes are doing so well, there sure are a lot of Wings fans in the stands. I keep hearing the "Let's go Red Wings" chant

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/2/2010 at 9:47 PM

 

Datsyuk! What's it now, 3-1?

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 1/2/2010 at 10:01 PM

 

Great shot by Pavs, Bert was moving really well to set up the play.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/2/2010 at 10:01 PM

 

Wrong NHL logo etched on the glass there. Interesting.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/2/2010 at 10:11 PM

 

Meech saves one? Woah.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/2/2010 at 10:16 PM

 

Bryzgalov's gotta be going soon.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/2/2010 at 10:22 PM

 

Helm's the new King of the Empty Net?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/2/2010 at 10:24 PM

 

Did anyone happen to catch the slip by Larry Murphy when he was talking about the Colorado game? He referred to them as the Rockies... Don't know what he was thinking there...

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/3/2010 at 11:19 AM

 

Did anyone happen to cathc the slip bu Larry Murphy when he was talking about the Colorado game? He referred to them as the Rockies... Don't know what he was thinking there...


I asked the wife about that when I heard it, couldn't tell if he actually was saying "Colorado Rockies" or just stuttered in saying "Colorado."

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/3/2010 at 12:04 PM

 


Did anyone happen to cathc the slip bu Larry Murphy when he was talking about the Colorado game? He referred to them as the Rockies... Don't know what he was thinking there...


I asked the wife about that when I heard it, couldn't tell if he actually was saying "Colorado Rockies" or just stuttered in saying "Colorado."

The hockey team that inhabited Denver (before said team moved to New Jersey and became the Devils, once referred to by Wayne Gretsky as "a Mickey Mouse" outfit...the Devils, that is, not the Rockies...) was the Rockies back in Larry's early days in the League (I would imagine).Re: the game vs. the Coyotes...that was a good one, right? It's nice to see a Detroit goalie standing on his head to make the saves. And when Helm cuts loose, empty net or no, it's breathtaking.Another observation I have is that through this whole injury debacle, the team has held up well, don't you think? No finger-pointing, no locker room sniping...win or lose, they've been there for each other and for the team. If they make it out of this season to progress to the play-offs, we can look to their professionalism and cohesiveness (and Babcock's ability to coach) as keys to their success along with the depth of talent in the organization.

Posted by OldBroad on 1/3/2010 at 2:56 PM

 



Did anyone happen to cathc the slip bu Larry Murphy when he was talking about the Colorado game? He referred to them as the Rockies... Don't know what he was thinking there...


I asked the wife about that when I heard it, couldn't tell if he actually was saying "Colorado Rockies" or just stuttered in saying "Colorado."

The hockey team that inhabited Denver (before said team moved to New Jersey and became the Devils, once referred to by Wayne Gretsky as "a Mickey Mouse" outfit...the Devils, that is, not the Rockies...) was the Rockies back in Larry's early days in the League (I would imagine).Re: the game vs. the Coyotes...that was a good one, right? It's nice to see a Detroit goalie standing on his head to make the saves. And when Helm cuts loose, empty net or no, it's breathtaking.Another observation I have is that through this whole injury debacle, the team has held up well, don't you think? No finger-pointing, no locker room sniping...win or lose, they've been there for each other and for the team. If they make it out of this season to progress to the play-offs, we can look to their professionalism and cohesiveness (and Babcock's ability to coach) as keys to their success along with the depth of talent in the organization.

He said Rockies plain as day... My wife asked what he was talking about and if he was drunk <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" />

Posted by SYfanSD on 1/3/2010 at 7:54 PM

 

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He said Rockies plain as day... My wife asked what he was talking about and if he was drunk <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" />
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http://en.wikipedia....o_Rockies_(NHL)

The Devils were the Rockies from the late 1970's until 1982...Larry Murphy was drafted by LA in 1980 (so he was in the league while Denver had that earlier team). Whereas for Red Wings fans of a certain age, the Denver team of memory is the Avalanche, some older folks remember the Rockies. Don Cherry coached there, famously!

Posted by OldBroad on 1/3/2010 at 10:14 PM

 

And before that, the Devils franchise started out as the Kansas City Scouts. Ahh, the oh-so-stable NHL of the 1970s. <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/biggrin.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":D" border="0" alt="biggrin.png" />

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/3/2010 at 10:31 PM

 
Tomas Holmstrom

Tomas Holmstrom
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