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Red Wings 5, Coyotes 4, SO

Monday, 06.18.2012 / 10:54 PM

Russell Brooks

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Red Wings 5, Coyotes 4, SO
Detroit Red Wings 5, Phoenix Coyotes 4
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GLENDALE, Ariz. - The Coyotes were 19.9 seconds away from pulling out a come-from-behind victory over the defending NHL champion Detroit Red Wings.

Instead, Johan Franzen scored his second goal of the game on a power play to tie the score at 4, and Henrik Zetterberg and Jiri Hudler scored in the shootout to give the Red Wings a 5-4 victory over the Coyotes in front of an energetic 16,339 fans at Jobing.com Arena Saturday night.

“I’m not at all happy with the result,” said Coyotes captain Shane Doan, who has 29 points in 30 games. “We have a lead with (19.9) seconds to go, we've got to have that one.”

Peter Mueller scored for the Coyotes in the shootout while Joakim Lindstrom, Doan, Mikkel Boedker and Steven Reinprecht tallied goals in regulation.

“We played a really good game, but it was unfortunate that they tied it up late,” said Reinprecht, who has 18 points in 28 games this season. “We've got to take the positive out of the game. We stuck together as a group and played real hard.”

We played a really good game, but it was unfortunate that they tied it up late. We've got to take the positive out of the game. We stuck together as a group and played real hard. - Steven Reinprecht

With Zbynek Michalek in the penalty box for delay of game after his clearing attempt went over the glass with 1:23 to go and Detroit's goal empty for a sixth attacker, the Coyotes had a couple of opportunities to ice the game. Martin Hanzal missed an empty-net goal by a foot and Reinprecht hit the right post a few seconds later.

The misses proved costly as Pavel Datsyuk found Franzen in the low slot, and he beat Ilya Bryzgalov under the glove.

With 65 minutes complete, the Coyotes headed to the shootout winless in the penalty-shot competition.

Mueller scored in the first round, but Lindstrom was stoned on a great pad save by Red Wings goalie Chris Osgood in the second round.

“I've got to give him credit,” said Lindstrom, who has three points in three games with the Coyotes. “He didn’t give up on the move and I thought I had him. He came back with his stick. It was a great save by him.”


In the third round, Kyle Turris missed the net attempting to shoot high glove and Doan was stopped on his deke attempt on the Coyotes last attempt.

“We’re playing solid right now.” Coyotes Head Coach Wayne Gretzky said. “We are happy with the way we are playing as a group. A breakdown here and there, but all-and-all, our team is playing well as a group and I like the way we are competing every night and that is a real good sign.”

Coming into the game, the Coyotes were 2-11-1 when trailing after two periods. That stat didn’t panic the second-youngest team in the NHL, which trailed 3-2 after 40 minutes.

Phoenix tied the score at 3 on a power-play goal by Boedker, his sixth of the season, off a brilliant pass from Lindstrom at 10:30 of the third period.

The Coyotes took the lead 4:50 later after defenseman Ed Jovanovski blasted a shot from the blue line. After stopping the puck, Osgood couldn’t find it and Reinprecht tapped in his seventh goal of the season to give Phoenix a 4-3 lead.

“When you’re trailing going into the third and you come back to take the lead, you expect to win that game,” Doan said.

Bryzgalov made 34 saves for the Coyotes, who are 2-1-1 in their past four games.

The Red Wings struck first, 33 seconds into the game when Zetterberg scored his 14th goal of the season on Detroit's first shot.

The Coyotes responded with 26.6 seconds left in the first period. Working on a cycle in the offensive zone with Hanzal and Boedker, Lindstrom took a pass at the right face-off dot from Hanzal and put the puck past Osgood for his second goal of the season.
Red Wings goaltender Chris Osgood (top) sprawls on the ice after giving up a goal to Coyotes forward Steven Reinprecht on Saturday. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Doan gave the Coyotes a 2-1 lead 1:47 into the second period.

On a power play, Doan received a breakaway pass from Jovanovski, then went with a forehand, backhand deke on Osgood that beat the netminder for his 14th goal of the season.

Phoenix gave up its first short-handed goal of the season at an inopportune time.

With the Coyotes on a power play, Franzen picked the puck from Boedker, broke in alone and wristed it past Bryzgalov for his 12th goal of the season at 6:37 of the second period to tie the score at 2.

"It's never fun to make that kind of mistake," Boedker said. "I tried to make a risky move on the blue line that didn't work, so next time I'll make the safe play. It was a good lesson to me to not be that cocky with the puck."

On the power play, Red Wings defenseman Brian Rafalski released a shot from the point that was redirected in front by Tomas Holmstrom past Bryzgalov for his eighth goal of the season to give the Red Wings a 3-2 lead at 10:17 of the second period.

NOTES

• Red Wings defenseman Chris Chelios, the oldest player in the NHL at 47, made his season debut against the Coyotes after suffering a broken leg in the preseason. He played 10:27.

Ed Jovanovski collected his 300th career assist on Doan’s power-play goal in the second period.

• Detroit, the least penalized team in the NHL, took five minor penalties in the game.

• Defenseman David Hale and forward Daniel Winnik were scratches for the Coyotes. Derek Meech and Brett Lebda were scratches for the Red Wings.

• The Coyotes are 0-3 in overtime games and 0-2 in shootouts this season.

• The Red Wings outshot the Coyotes 38-28.

• Phoenix has a 9-4-2 record at Jobing.com Arena.

• Jovanovski led the Coyotes in ice-time (26:05) and chipped in two assists. 


Joakim Lindstrom
Kyle Turris
Johan Franzen

 

 

scoring summary
1st Period
00:33
DET
Henrik Zetterberg (14) Wrist shot - ASST: Tomas Holmstrom (8), Pavel Datsyuk (18)
1 - 0 DET
19:33
PHX
Joakim Lindstrom (2) Wrist shot - ASST: Martin Hanzal (11), Mikkel Boedker (9)
1 - 1 Tie
2nd Period
01:47
PHX
PPG - Shane Doan (14) Backhand shot - ASST: Ed Jovanovski (12)
2 - 1 PHX
06:37
DET
SHG - Johan Franzen (12) Wrist shot - ASST: NONE
2 - 2 Tie
10:17
DET
PPG - Tomas Holmstrom (8) Tip-in - ASST: Brian Rafalski (18), Pavel Datsyuk (19)
3 - 2 DET
3rd Period
10:30
PHX
PPG - Mikkel Boedker (6) Wrist shot - ASST: Joakim Lindstrom (1)
3 - 3 Tie
15:20
PHX
Steve Reinprecht (7) Wrist shot - ASST: Ed Jovanovski (13), Peter Mueller (13)
4 - 3 PHX
19:39
DET
PPG - Johan Franzen (13) Wrist shot - ASST: Marian Hossa (15), Henrik Zetterberg (14)
4 - 4 Tie
OT Period
NONE
Shootout
RNDDETPHXTOTAL
1P. Datsyuk
P. Mueller
0 - 1
2H. Zetterberg
J. Lindstrom
1 - 1
3J. Franzen
K. Turris
1 - 1
4J. Hudler
S. Doan
2 - 1
penalty summary
1st Period
14:24
PHX
Daniel Carcillo  Roughing against  Valtteri Filppula
2nd Period
00:44
DET
Tomas Holmstrom  Slashing against  Ed Jovanovski
05:36
DET
Nicklas Lidstrom  Tripping against  Kyle Turris
09:54
PHX
Ken Klee  Hooking against  Johan Franzen
15:38
DET
Marian Hossa  Interference on goalkeeper against  Ilya Bryzgalov
3rd Period
06:31
DET
Niklas Kronwall  Hooking against  Joakim Lindstrom
08:54
DET
Valtteri Filppula  Hooking against  Daniel Carcillo
12:23
PHX
Ed Jovanovski  Roughing against  Mikael Samuelsson
12:23
DET
Mikael Samuelsson  Slashing against  Steve Reinprecht
18:37
PHX
Zbynek Michalek  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
OT Period
NONE
goalie stats
Chris Osgood
Chris Osgood
12-1-4
SA: 28TOI: 63:57
Saves: 24EV: 21 - 23
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 5
SV%: .857SH: 0 - 0
Ilya Bryzgalov
SA: 38TOI: 64:50
Saves: 34EV: 28 - 29
PIM: 0PP: 3 - 5
SV%: .895SH: 3 - 4
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