Red Wings Leave Coyotes Howling

Elsewhere Rangers' fast start beats Ottawa; Stars top Philly
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 2, 2007 12:15 AM CST
Detroit Red Wings' Jiri Hudler, front left, of the Czech Republic, congratulates Dan Cleary (11) after his game-winning goal against the Phoenix Coyotes during the third period of their NHL hockey game...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – The Detroit Red Wings overcame a third-period deficit with two goals, including the winner by Dan Cleary at 9:04 to defeat the Phoenix Coyotes 3-2. The league's top team got 24 saves from Chris Osgood and its top scorer, Henrik Zetterberg, netted his 17th goal of the season, reports the AP. Elsewhere on the frozen pond tonight:

  • The Ottawa Senators laid another egg, posting their sixth straight loss, this time to the New York Rangers 5-2. Brendan Shanahan had two goals and captain Jaromir Jagr played inspired hockey for the second straight game.
  • The Dallas Stars finished a road stretch against the Atlantic Division with three wins after defeating the Flyers 4-1.