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Langkow, Kobasew help Flames get past Red Wings

DETROIT (AP) -- An early two-goal deficit wasn't enough to rattle
the Calgary Flames.

The Flames rallied by wearing down Detroit's defensemen, and
Tony Amonte scored the tiebreaker 19 seconds into the third period
to lead Calgary to a 3-2 win over the Red Wings.

"We stuck to our game plan: Go in and get the puck behind the
'D' and wear their defense down," said Chuck Kobasew, who had a
goal and an assist.

Daymond Langkow also had a goal and an assist for the Flames,
who outshot Detroit 36-20.

Henrik Zetterberg and Tomas Holmstrom scored for Detroit, and
Jason Williams added two assists.

"We got a lesson at home, we're not used to that," Red Wings
coach Mike Babcock said. "It's one we're going to have to learn
from."

Red Wings defenseman Mathieu Schneider gave the puck away at the
Calgary blue line, giving Amonte a breakaway. He beat Detroit
goaltender Jim Howard with a forehand shot.

"Got a lucky play," Amonte said. "Seemed that Schneider
overskated the puck and I was able to capitalize."

Calgary tied the score with two second-period goals.

Langkow scored for the Flames 9:36 into the second period, when
his deflection from the side of the net went in off Howard's pads.

Kobasew tied the game with a power-play goal with 5:38 left in
the period, off another giveaway by Schneider. He scored on a
backhander from the bottom of the right circle for his 10th goal of
the season.

Langkow and Kobasew each got assists on the other's goal. They
were put on the same line for Thursday night's game.

"Keeping it simple. We worked it hard down low," Langkow said.
"We said we wanted to take the puck to the net and that's what we
did."

Calgary outshot Detroit 18-5 in the period.

"They played well in the second period," Williams said. "They
got the puck behind us and were moving their feet ... They were a
step faster than us."

The Red Wings took a 2-0 lead in the first period on two
power-play goals.

Zetterberg opened the scoring with 9:30 left in the first by
taking a pass from Pavel Datsyuk and beating Mikka Kiprusoff from
the bottom of the right circle. Holmstrom made it 2-0 with 5:57
remaining when he batted a loose puck out of the air and into the
net.

The Red Wings had a two-man advantage for 1:39 earlier in the
period, but didn't get a shot on goal.

"The key of the game was our ability to kill the 5-on-3,"
Flames coach Darryl Sutter said.

Game Notes
Detroit C Robert Lang missed the game with a groin
injury. ... Calgary had gone 103 minutes, 2 seconds without a goal
before Langkow scored in the second period. ... The Flames' Shean
Donovan failed to convert a penalty shot with 1:11 left. He never
got a shot off against Howard, who has faced a penalty shot in each
of his two NHL starts. He allowed a goal to Joe Corvo on a penalty
shot in his NHL debut in Los Angeles on Monday night. According to
the Red Wings' P.R. department, it is the first time in modern NHL
history that a goaltender has faced penalty shots in his first two
NHL games.