NHL: Detroit 5, Phoenix 2

Oct. 21, 2007 at 1:37 AM
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GLENDALE, Ariz., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Henrik Zetterberg had a goal and an assist Saturday night, as the Detroit Red Wings beat Phoenix, 5-2.

Zetterberg -- who has scored a goal in six straight games -- leads the NHL with 17 points and has scored at least one point in each of his nine games in the new season.

Kirk Maltby had two goals, and Jiri Hudler and Brett Ledba scored one each for Detroit, which won for the third time in four games.

Dominik Hasek made 19 saves on 21 shots for Detroit.

Steve Reinprecht and Derek Morris scored, and Mikael Tellqvist allowed five goals on 42 shots for Phoenix, which lost for the fifth time in its last six games.

Detroit opened the scoring when Hudler scored his first goal of the season at 4:37 of the first period. The Coyotes tied it at 12:45 when Reinprecht scored on a feed from Peter Mueller -- and then went up, 2-1, when Morris scored at 17:15.

Maltby tied it, 2-2, with 8:34 left in the second, and then scored the decisive goal with 26 seconds remaining in the second.

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