Howard Earns First Playoff Shutout as Red Wings Tie Series with Coyotes

Detroit goaltender Jimmy Howard stopped 29 shots for his first career playoff shutout Tuesday night, leading the Red Wings to a 3-0 win over the Phoenix Coyotes.

Their Western Conference Quarterfinal matchup is now tied at two games apiece. Game Five will be in Glendale on Friday.

Henrik Zetterberg opened the game's scoring with 4:27 left to play in the second period.

Zetterberg deflected a Niklas Kronwall shot from the blue line past Phoenix netminder Ilya Bryzgalov on the power play. After video review, it was determined that the deflection did not come off of a high stick.

After the Coyotes failed to tie the game on a long power play in the third, Pavel Datsyuk extended Detroit's lead.

With 4:07 left in regulation, Datsyuk one-timed a pass from Johan Franzen at the bottom of the right faceoff circle over Bryzgalov's glove hand.

Zetterberg added his second of the night just 25 seconds later, sneaking an acute-angle shot past Bryzgalov after Todd Bertuzzi beat out an icing call.

Bryzgalov finished the night with 32 saves on 35 Detroit shots.

The Red Wings were one-for-three on the power play while holding the Coyotes without a goal on five chances with the extra attacker, including 13 seconds of a two-man advantage.


Notes: The Coyotes were without captain Shane Doan, who was injured when he crashed into the boards on a play on in Sunday's Game Three... Vernon Fiddler returned to the Phoenix lineup after missing Game Three.

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Posted by OldBroad on 4/20/2010 at 5:37 PM

 

Solid kill on an awful penalty.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/20/2010 at 6:52 PM

 

I'm not a lip reader but did Miller just call Fiddler a f*cking bitch?

Goal? No goal? WTF?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/20/2010 at 7:00 PM

 

I swear to gog the laws of physics were broken to keep that out.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/20/2010 at 7:02 PM

 

Thoughts after one...

I swear they're calling more cheap stuff now that the hitting has stopped. Odd. I'm not sure how much I like any of the calls tonight.

I don't think the Wings got a single rebound chance all period. They're getting shots through but they've gotta get to the net better.

Detroit was definitely better than Phoenix but it doesn't matter without goals to show for it.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/20/2010 at 7:31 PM

 

Anybody watching on Center Ice? I was recording it and the damn thing is blacked out. It's not on any other channel, what the eff!

Posted by rrasco on 4/20/2010 at 7:41 PM

 

Big kill and a couple big stops by Howard there. Nice.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/20/2010 at 7:57 PM

 

Anybody watching on Center Ice? I was recording it and the damn thing is blacked out. It's not on any other channel, what the eff!


Sorry, I've got FSD. I'm not seeing anyone else having issues with Center Ice though.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/20/2010 at 7:57 PM

 

Review? You are f*cking kidding me.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/20/2010 at 8:08 PM

 

This is a good goal. No f*cking way this comes back.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/20/2010 at 8:09 PM

 

Awful f*cking call.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/20/2010 at 8:12 PM

 

Howard with the save even without his mask. He's feeling it tonight.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/20/2010 at 8:13 PM

 

Wings have got to be stronger defensively, the Coyotes are putting pressure on now.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/20/2010 at 8:45 PM

 

Has there been a single good call tonight? Aside from not calling back the goal, 'cause they could have f*cked that up too.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/20/2010 at 8:50 PM

 

Massive kill.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/20/2010 at 8:57 PM

 

Pasha!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/20/2010 at 9:01 PM

 

Zata! He and Datsyuk are competing now.

And that was all set up by Bert.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/20/2010 at 9:04 PM

 

My stomach was churning a couple of minutes ago. But I'm happy with the 3-0 thing right now <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 4/20/2010 at 9:04 PM

 

My stomach was churning a couple of minutes ago. But I'm happy with the 3-0 thing right now <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":)" border="0" alt="smile.png" />


Absolutely feeling a bit better but still a bunch of time.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/20/2010 at 9:06 PM

 

Hell of a rebound game by Jimmy.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/20/2010 at 9:09 PM

 

THANK YOU!

(I was going to add something, but don't want to jinx anybody, so I'll just stop there....)

Posted by OldBroad on 4/20/2010 at 9:24 PM

 

I just realized I'm gonna need to do some laundry, I'm wearing the same thing today as I did for Game Two. Friday will not be a time to break from superstitions.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/20/2010 at 9:27 PM

 
Jimmy Howard

Jimmy Howard
Credit: Clark Rasmussen

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