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Added November 9th, 2010 by Chalk

Red Wings Tame Coyotes in OT
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Henrik Zetterberg kept the Red Wings flying high on Monday night, tipping in Ruslan Salei’s shot 1:37 into overtime for a 3-2 home win over the Phoenix Coyotes. The game-winner was Zetterberg’s fourth of the season, and Detroit improved to 9-3-1. With 19 points, the Red Wings are in second in the Central Division and fourth in the Western Conference.

The Coyotes, who last season lost to Detroit in seven games in the first round of the playoffs, are off to a 4-5-5 start this season, tying them for last in the Pacific Division and 12th in the West. Phoenix was outshot in the game 40-31, but took a 2-1 lead in the second period on Keith Yandle’s third goal of the season.

With 12:36 remaining in the third, Nicklas Lidstrom tied the game on a slapshot, with an assist from Pavel Datsyuk. Lidstrom and Datsyuk have 12 points each in Detroit’s last nine games.

Jimmy Howard made 29 saves to pick up the win. In nine games, Howard is 7-1-1 with a .919 saves percentage and 2.29 goals against average. Ilya Brzylagov stopped 37 shots in a losing effort, losing in overtime for the fifth time this season. Bryzlagov is 4-2-5 in 13 games, with a .917 SV% and 2.84 GAA.

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