Kronwall's OT Goal Lifts Red Wings over Coyotes

Detroit defenseman Niklas Kronwall scored with 16 seconds left in overtime Saturday night, carrying the Red Wings to a 2-1 win over the Phoenix Coyotes.

Kronwall fired a shot from the high slot through a screen set by Danny Cleary and over the shoulder of Phoenix goalie Ilya Bryzgalov to win the game for Detroit.

The goal came with seven seconds remaining in the Red Wings' eighth power play of the night. They had been held scoreless with the extra attacker until that point.

The Coyotes had opened the scoring with ten seconds remaining in the first period.

After winning a faceoff in the Detroit end, the Coyotes worked the puck down to the corner. Martin Hanzel jumped to open space in the slot and Wojtek Wolski sent the puck to him for a one-timer past Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard.

Pavel Datsyuk evened the game up at 7:03 of the second when his centering attempt to Patrick Eaves deflected off the skate of Lee Stempniak and slipped past Bryzgalov.

Bryzgalov stopped 31 of 33 shots on the night while Howard made 25 saves on 26 Phoenix chances.

Detroit held the Coyotes scoreless on four power play tries.

The Red Wings are now off until Thursday when they host the Calgary Flames to begin a four-game homestand.


Notes: The Red Wings iced only 17 skaters, with Johan Franzen, Kris Draper and Justin Abdelkader all out of the lineup due to injury.

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I've got you covered! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/laugh.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":lol:" border="0" alt="laugh.png" />

Posted by SYfanSD on 10/16/2010 at 7:15 PM

 

I have a summary of the whole game for you:

You're not missing much.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 10/16/2010 at 10:12 PM

 

Except for that shot by Eaves which may be given to Dats!!! <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/laugh.png" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":lol:" border="0" alt="laugh.png" />

Posted by SYfanSD on 10/16/2010 at 10:18 PM

 

I have a summary of the whole game for you:You're not missing much.


Ken Kal and Paul Woods made it sound not horrible. Seemed like it might be sloppy still as it came across as pretty end-to-end.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/16/2010 at 10:49 PM

 

At least we get a point?

I feel like - given Phoenix's ownership - the Wings should have one and one twenty-ninth goals counted right now. That's a win.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/16/2010 at 11:31 PM

 

Stupid, stupid penalty by Aucoin. Seriously, what the f*ck?

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/16/2010 at 11:37 PM

 

I'll be damned.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 10/16/2010 at 11:42 PM

 

That is very comforting, because I wasn't feeling a shoot out.

Posted by Mathieu_Datsyuk132351 on 10/16/2010 at 11:42 PM

 

I knew there was a reason why I skipped skating last night as I got to see my boy end the game!

Posted by SYfanSD on 10/17/2010 at 7:11 PM

 
Niklas Kronwall

Niklas Kronwall
Credit: Chris Creamer

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