DETROIT (AP) -- The Phoenix Coyotes were lucky and they knew it.
"We've got to get out of here in a hurry, before the cops show
up," Phoenix coach Bobby Francis said. "We stole one tonight."
Langkow's wrist shot from the right face-off circle beat Detroit
goaltender Dominik Hasek high to the glove side.
"Maybe you can say we didn't deserve the point, but we made big
plays at the right time," Langkow said. "When you're shooting on
Dominik Hasek, you just try to get a good shot away."
Phoenix goaltender Sean Burke stopped 46 shots as the Red Wings
outshot the Coyotes by a 47-23 margin.
"He single-handedly kept us in the game for 40 minutes," right
wing Shane Doan said.
"It was one of those things, kind of a broken play where it hit
something and went in," Burke said.
That was the only way Detroit could beat Burke.
"He (Burke) played well, but we've got to build on the lead,"
Detroit's Brendan Shanahan said. "If you let a team hang around,
it doesn't matter that we outshot them. If you let any team hang
around 1-0 and one-goal games, anything can happen."
Only seconds before Langkow's goal, Doan and Mara combined to
catch Sergei Fedorov on an apparent breakaway on the vacated
Burke had been pulled for the extra attacker and the pair
managed to hinder Fedorov enough where he had to make a diving
attempt with the puck, which rolled wide of the empty net.
"You're lucky to catch up with him," Doan said. "He even made
a great diving effort to shoot and the puck just rolled wide."
Doan almost won the game with 3:34 left in overtime.
"He shot the puck, it deflected off a player's skate, and it
went through my five-hole and hit the post," Hasek said.
The first period was scoreless despite Detroit's 22-4 shot
advantage. Burke made several difficult stops. The Red Wings' Brett
Hull had five shots -- all good scoring chances -- in the period.
"We came out of it 0-0,so it doesn't matter how many shots they
had," Burke said. "Not the kind of first period we wanted to
have, but I was into the game."
Earlier Friday, Lidstrom signed a two-year contract extension
which will make him the NHL's highest-paid defenseman by next
season. The two-year deal is worth about $10 million per season.
St. Louis defenseman Chris Pronger makes $9.5 million annually and
Colorado's Rob Blake makes $9.3 million.
Lidstrom, 31 and in his 11th season, is in the last season of a
three-year deal, which is paying him more than $8 million this
Red Wing center Igor Larionov's daughters, Alyonka and
Diana, performed the National Anthem. ... Scratched for Phoenix was
defenseman Todd Simpson (fractured bone in his foot), right wing
Mike Johnson (sprained knee) and left wing Todd Warriner. Not in
the lineup for Detroit was defenseman Jiri Fischer and forward