Red Wings Come Back to Beat Coyotes

Kovalchuk hurt in Thrashers W over Pens, Miller, Sabres shutout Panthers
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 30, 2008 9:58 PM CST
Detroit Red Wings' Dan Cleary (11) tries to create an offensive opportunity while being guarded by Phoenix Coyotes' Matt Jones during the first period of their NHL hockey game on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – 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.