Niklas Lidstrom scored Detroit’s second goal of the third period to lift the Red Wings to a 3-2 come-from-behind win over the Phoenix Coyotes. Lidstrom also tallied two assists as Detroit ran its winning streak to five games. Chris Osgood stoned Shane Doan on a breakaway attempt with only 30 seconds remaining to preserve the victory, reports the Associated Press. Elsewhere in the NHL:
- The Atlanta Thrashers beat the Sidney Crosby-less Penguins 4-1. However the win came at a price as their leading scorer, Ilya Kovalchuk, left the game with an apparent knee injury.
- Ryan Miller stopped 32 shots to earn the shutout and lead Buffalo to a 1-0 victory over Florida. Thomas Vanek scored the contest’s only goal on a second period power play.