Zetterberg Scores in Overtime to Carry Red Wings Past Coyotes

Henrik Zetterberg scored on a delayed penalty in overtime Monday night, giving the Detroit Red Wings a 3-2 win over the visiting Phoenix Coyotes.

Zetterberg tipped a slap-pass from defenseman Ruslan Salei past Phoenix goalie Ilya Bryzgalov at 1:23 of the overtime period. Todd Bertuzzi, who had come on as the extra attacker, picked up the secondary assist.

Nicklas Lidstrom had tied the game at 7:24 of the third period, blasting a shot from the left point past Bryzgalov.

Danny Cleary opened the scoring for the Red Wings just 1:40 into the game. Brian Rafalski, playing in his first game back after arthroscopic knee surgery, fired a shot from the right point wide of the net. It bounced off the end boards and came out the other side, where Cleary knocked it into the open net.

Martin Hanzal got the Coyotes on the board with 55 seconds left in the opening period on a similar play, banging in the puck after a Derek Morris shot went wide and caromed off the end boards, coming back out in front.

Keith Yandle put Phoenix out in front at 7:31 of the second period on a broken play. Lauri Korpikoski carried the puck into the Detroit zone and cut to the slot, losing control. The puck slid into the left faceoff circle, where Yandle caught up with it and snapped it past Detroit goalie Jimmy Howard.

Howard finished the night with 29 saves on 31 Phoenix shots while Bryzgalov stopped 37 of 40 Detroit chances.

Though the game-winning goal came with the extra attacker, neither team scored on the power play on the night. The Red Wings had four chances to the Coyotes' three.

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Somehow I keep forgetting that there's a game tonight.

Brian Rafalski returns to the Detroit lineup, having recovered from having his knee scoped. This bumps Jakub Kindl back out on the blueline.

Drew Miller is also back out, with Patrick Eaves in on the fourth line and Jiri Hudler remaining in.

The Coyotes will be without captain Shane Doan, lost to a lower-body injury suffered in Phoenix's 6-3 loss to Dallas last Friday.

Jimmy Howard gets the start for Detroit. Chris Osgood skated for 15-20 minutes but has yet to practice with the team.

I'll be in and out for this one with family visiting for dinner.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/8/2010 at 6:26 PM


I don't think that was intended to be banked off the boards but that might be one of the easiest goals in Cleary's career. Worked out very well. Nice to see him moving and welcome back Raffy.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/8/2010 at 7:44 PM


That's what we were missing.

Posted by catmandu on 11/8/2010 at 7:44 PM


Strader's right, great move by Pavs on the chance by Zata.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/8/2010 at 7:59 PM


Aww damn, good thing Jimmy's okay, that could be bad.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/8/2010 at 8:04 PM


What is it with this team and allowing goals in the last minute of the period?

Posted by catmandu on 11/8/2010 at 8:14 PM


Same play as the Wings scored on, almost. Gah. p*sses me off.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/8/2010 at 8:16 PM


I don't think that was tipped. Way to go Nick.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/8/2010 at 9:39 PM


How we looking? Looks like we picked it up in the 3rd.

Posted by DetroitRiver on 11/8/2010 at 9:47 PM


Watching te shot count tic up here for the yotes. Keep it in theor end guys...

Posted by DetroitRiver on 11/8/2010 at 9:54 PM


At least we get a point?

I think the Wings got sloppy from about the time of Lidstrom's goal to about 3:00 remaining. The rest of the period they dominated.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/8/2010 at 10:01 PM


Fantastic pass by Salei for the tip.

Edit: And, of course, great tip by Zata. I think he has more goals like that than Homer does this season.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 11/8/2010 at 10:05 PM


Yeah we won!

Posted by DetroitRiver on 11/8/2010 at 10:06 PM


Amazing how the Wings "flipped the switch" in this game and enforced their will at times late in 2nd and all third period. Yotes played a gutsy road game but Wings wouldn't be denied.

Posted by RideTheRedWave on 11/9/2010 at 2:47 AM

Henrik Zetterberg

Henrik Zetterberg
Credit: Clark Rasmussen

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