|PHX||0||1||1||(0 - 0)||2|
|DET||5||0||0||(0 - 0)||5|
|G: 1||Shots: 1|
|A: 1||Hits: 0|
|PTS: 2||PIM: 0|
|+/-: 1||TOI: 16:57|
|G: 0||Shots: 1|
|A: 2||Hits: 0|
|PTS: 2||PIM: 0|
|+/-: 1||TOI: 16:53|
|G: 0||Shots: 0|
|A: 1||Hits: 0|
|PTS: 1||PIM: 0|
|+/-: 1||TOI: 11:18|
By Associated Press
DETROIT – Valtteri Filppula and Jiri Hudler both had a goal and assist, and the Detroit Red Wings scored five goals in the first period of their 5-2 victory over the Coyotes on Thursday night at Joe Louis Arena.
Radim Vrbata scored his team-high 14th goal of the season and Martin Hanzal notched his first goal since Oct. 27, but the Coyotes failed to extend their winning streak to three games or sweep their three-game trip vs. Central Division teams this week. Phoenix settled for a 2-1-0 record on the journey and will next play Saturday vs. Minnesota on home ice.
Coyotes goalie Mike Smith gave up four goals on 11 shots, and Head Coach Dave Tippett replaced him with backup Jason LaBarbera late in the first period. LaBarbera stopped 20 of 21 shots in relief.
Todd Bertuzzi, Tomas Holmstrom, Darren Helm also scored for Detroit, Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg had two assists each, and Jimmy Howard made 30 saves.
The Red Wings scored on their first two shots of the game. Bertuzzi scored from the slot at 1:16 of the first period as his shot deflected off the skate of Phoenix defenseman Derek Morris. Filppula netted his ninth goal of the season at 2:09 when he put a shot past Smith from in front of the ne (see KEY MOMENT below).
|Photo by Getty Images|
Holmstrom converted a rebound for a power-play goal with 5:14 left in the opening period. Helm scored his fourth of the season just 43 seconds later, sending Smith to the bench in favor of LaBarbera.
Hudler added his fourth goal with 43 seconds left in the first.
Vrbata's goal put Phoenix on the board with 4:45 left in the second period. Hanzal added his fourth goal, on a power play, with 8:28 left in the game. The goal was Phoenix's first power-play goal since Nov. 23.
Datsyuk left in the second period because of an undisclosed lower-body injury and didn't return.
► EDITOR'S NOTE: Dave Vest of phoenixcoyotes.com edited this story and compiled this recap.
|Ray Whitney. Photo by Dave Reginek.|
|Todd Bertuzzi (2) ASST: Pavel Datsyuk (17)|
1 - 0 DET
|Valtteri Filppula (9) ASST: Henrik Zetterberg (11), Jiri Hudler (12)|
2 - 0 DET
|PPG - Tomas Holmstrom (5) ASST: Ian White (8), Pavel Datsyuk (18)|
3 - 0 DET
|Darren Helm (4) ASST: Chris Conner (1), Jakub Kindl (6)|
4 - 0 DET
|Jiri Hudler (4) ASST: Henrik Zetterberg (12), Valtteri Filppula (14)|
5 - 0 DET
|Radim Vrbata (14) ASST: Keith Yandle (15), Derek Morris (6)|
5 - 1 DET
|PPG - Martin Hanzal (4) ASST: Shane Doan (11), Ray Whitney (15)|
5 - 2 DET
|Taylor Pyatt Hooking against Justin Abdelkader|
|Derek Morris Hooking against Henrik Zetterberg|
|Todd Bertuzzi Too many men/ice - bench|
|Daniel Cleary Boarding against Radim Vrbata|
|Daymond Langkow Slashing against Henrik Zetterberg|
|Daniel Cleary Boarding against Oliver Ekman-Larsson|
|Kyle Turris Hooking against Justin Abdelkader|
|Jakub Kindl Holding against Kyle Turris|
|Niklas Kronwall Interference against Shane Doan|
|David Schlemko Hi-sticking against Justin Abdelkader|