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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.

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.



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