Late goal lifts Red Wings over Coyotes
Nicklas Lidstrom's power-play goal with 39 seconds left lifted the Detroit Red Wings to a 5-4 win over the Phoenix Coyotes on Wednesday night.
Lidstrom's shot from the point went in off Coyotes defenceman Ken Klee's stick.
Marian Hossa scored two goals for the second consecutive game and Henrik Zetterberg and Mikael Samuelsson also scored for Detroit.
Chris Osgood made 22 saves.
Ed Jovanovski and Joakim Lindstrom each had a goal and an assist and Todd Fedoruk and Joel Perrault also scored for Phoenix, which lost its fifth straight.
Ilya Bryzgalov made 28 saves.
Lindstrom's power-play goal tied it at 4-4 with 5:05 left.
He beat Osgood with a one-timer from the circle for his eighth goal.
Perrault had made it 4-3 with his second goal of the season when he slipped a shot between Osgood's pad and the near goal post.
Detroit led 3-2 after two periods.
Samuelsson scored on the power-play 5:44 into the third period with a one-time shot from the bottom of the circle to make it 4-2.
It was Samuelsson's 13th goal.
Zetterberg put the Red Wings ahead in the second period with his 18th goal.
He beat Bryzgalov from the inside edge of the circle.
Fedoruk tied it at 2 with a one-timer from the circle for his fifth goal.
Hossa had given Detroit a 2-1 lead early in the second with his second goal of the game and 28th of the season.
His shot from the circle trickled in off the post.
Hossa opened the scoring in the first period, when his shot from the high slot bounced in off Coyotes defenceman David Schlemko.
But Jovanovski's power-play goal tied it at 1-1.
Keith Yandle's pass sprung Jovanovski for a breakaway from the Red Wings' blue-line and he beat Osgood between the pads.
It was Jovanovski's fourth goal.