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Coyotes-Red Wings Game 2 highlights, plus Nicklas Lidstrom’s thoughts

Jimmy Howard, Nicklas Lidstrom, Johan Franzen

Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard is congratulated by defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom (5) and center Johan Franzen (93), both of Sweden, after the Red Wings defeated the Phoenix Coyotes 4-2 in the opening game of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series in Detroit, Wednesday, April 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)


(Want detailed recaps of the Detroit Red Wings’ 4-3 win against the Phoenix Coyotes? Click here for period 1, here for period 2 and here for a full rundown. You may enjoy video clips of Pavel Datsyuk’s on-ice wizardry as well as Johan Franzen’s post-game interview, too.)

Early in the second period of the first 2011 NBC playoff game, it looked like the Red Wings were on their way to embarrassing the Coyotes after taking a 4-0 lead. Phoenix rode three power-play goals to make this game surprisingly close toward the end, but Detroit managed to come out on top.

If you didn’t get to see the game or just want a quick video summary of the contest, the first video includes highlights from Game 2. For those of you who want a little more, the second clip captures Red Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom’s post-game comments.

Coyotes-Red Wings highlights:

Nicklas Lidstrom’s interview: