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Riding the Zamboni - Monday, November 8th

Ilya Bryzgalov

Detroit Red Wings winger Henrik Zetterberg of Sweden, right, prepares to hit the winning goal past Phoenix Coyotes goalie Ilya Bryzgalov of Russia in overtime in an NHL hockey game in Detroit, Monday, Nov. 8, 2010. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)


One game tonight and both teams made it worthwhile by going to overtime before deciding the outcome.

Detroit 3 - Phoenix 2 (F/OT)

It’s almost a shame these two teams are seemingly getting all of their meetings this season out of the way in the first month and a half of the season because they’re playing some pretty fantastic games. Tonight saw the teams trade leads, land in overtime, and see the game end on a tip home by Henrik Zetterberg off a Ruslan Salei shot.

Dan Cleary got Detroit out to the lead with a goal in the first period, but Phoenix would score the next two goals thanks to Martin Hanzal late in the first and Keith Yandle in the second period. The Coyotes took that lead into the third period when Nicklas Lidstrom would tie the game up with just over 12 minutes to play to send the game to overtime where Zetterberg would end it.

Ilya Bryzgalov was brilliant once again stopping 37 shots in the loss while Jimmy Howard made 29 saves to earn the victory.