Franzen leads Red Wings to victory over Coyotes

DETROIT (Ticker) — Johan Franzen’s goal at 3:35 of overtime
Tuesday lifted the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-2 triumph over the
Phoenix Coyotes.

Franzen added an assist, Valtteri Filppula scored a goal and set
up another and defenseman Brian Rafalski also tallied for
Detroit, which has won 23 consecutive home games when scoring

Ty Conklin made 23 saves en route to his 13th straight home
victory for the Red Wings, who have won five of seven overall.

Martin Hanzal and captain Shane Doan scored for Phoenix, which
has dropped three straight (0-2-1) and six of seven (1-5-1).

Filppula opened the scoring just 78 seconds into the contest,
receiving a cross-slot pass from Franzen and beating goaltender
Ilya Bryzgalov to the stick side from the left faceoff circle.

Hanzal jammed the puck past Conklin with 3:47 remaining in the
second to forge a 1-1 tie, but Rafalski fired a shot by
Bryzgalov from the left circle off a cross-slot feed from Pavel
Datsyuk during a power play midway through the third to restore
Detroit’s advantage.

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Just 74 seconds later, however, Jovanovski wristed a shot from
the blue line that Doan deflected past Conklin for a
man-advantage tally, again knotting the contest. It was the
team-leading 25th goal of the campaign for Doan, who tied Thomas
Steen for second place on the franchise list by appearing in his
950th game with the organization.

In overtime, Franzen skated from the top of the right circle to
the high slot before beating Bryzgalov to the glove side with a
wrister for his 27th goal of the season.

Bryzgalov turned aside 40 shots for the Coyotes, who fell to
1-2-1 on their five-game road trip.