NHL Game Summary - Detroitat Phoenix
(Saturday, October 15th)
Final Score: Detroit 2, Phoenix 0
Glendale, AZ (Sports Network) - Manny Legace made 23 saves to record his first shutout of the season and lift the Detroit Red Wings over the Phoenix Coyotes, 2-0, at Glendale Arena.
Henrik Zetteberg and Pavel Datsyuk each scored for the Red Wings, who have won two in a row and five of six games this season. Jason Williams recorded his seventh assist of the campaign for Detroit, which ended a two-game road trip outscoring its opponents 7-2.
Legace registered his seventh career blanking, stopping nine shots in the first period, six in the second and eight in the third.
"The boys have been playing real well in front of me," said Legace. "The defense has really been playing solid. I think it was our best defensive night. We didn't allow any breakways or 2-on-1s they just played really solid in front of me."
Curtis Joseph made 18 saves for the Coyotes, who have dropped three in a row (0-2-1) and fell for the fifth time in six contests this season. It was also the first time Phoenix was shutout this year.
Coyotes' forward Brett Hull announced his retirement before the game, effective immediately. Hull, who ends his career as the third-leading scorer in league history, recorded just one assist in five games this season.
"I am very proud of what I have accomplished in my career, but at 41 I felt that it was time to move on," Hull said during a pregame press conference.
After a scoreless first period, Zetteberg broke the board just 2:11 into the second with Detroit on the power play. From the point, Jason Woolley sent a pass to Zetteberg, who was camped out to the left of the net. From there, Zetteberg carried the puck across the crease, drawing Joseph out of position, and all he had to do was sweep a backhand around the netminder for the 1-0 lead.
Williams also had an assist on the play.
In the third, Datsyuk scored on a goal that was reminiscent of Hull in his prime. Nicklas Lidstrom sent a pass from the left point across ice to the right face off circle, where Datsyuk one-timed a slap shot past Joseph at the 14:10 mark.
The Red Wings now return home for a two-game homestand.
Zetteberg anhave three goals apiece this season...Tomas Holmstrom registered his fifth assist of the season as he had a helper on Datsyuk's goal...Woolley's helper was his first of the year...Phoenix's Denis Gauthier left the game in the second period with a hand injury.
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