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Stanley Cup Final

NHL Network presents: Game 2 2011 WCQF: Coyotes vs. Red Wings

Tuesday, 08.02.2011 / 12:01 AM / NHL Network

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The momentum from Game 1 carried over into the early stages of Game 2, as the Red Wings rattled off four goals in the first 21 minutes of play. Pavel Datsyuk scored the Wings' first goal again, this one a snap shot from the slot on the power play. Brian Rafalski let one go from a little further back for his final NHL goal, also with a man up. Datsyuk struck again in the final minute of the first with one of the prettiest plays of the postseason, an amazing between-the-legs shot that rebounded to Darren Helm, who finished for a 3-0 Detroit lead at the break.

Red Wings vs. Coyotes Game 2 gallery
The period was not without its downside, however, as Johan Franzen took a spill following a Shane Doan hit that resulted in stitches on his face. He would return in the second period after undergoing tests for a concussion.

Tomas Holmstrom redirected a Valtteri Filppula shot from the blue line to make it a four-goal lead, but just as the Wings made the Coyotes pay for a few too many penalties early on, turnabout was fair play. Radim Vrbata got the Coyotes on the board with a power-play goal, and then Doan took over with two more man-advantage tallies. First, he knocked back a Martin Hanzal shot to get the Coyotes back within two, then slammed home a Keith Yandle pass to make it a one-goal game.

However, the Wings clamped down on defense the rest of the way, preserving a 4-3 win and a 2-0 series lead.

2011 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS REPLAY SCHEDULE
DATE TIME GAME
Mon, Aug 1 6 p.m. ET  Western Conference Quarterfinals: Coyotes @  Red Wings, Game 1 
Tue, Aug 2
6 p.m. ET
Western Conference Quarterfinals: Coyotes @  Red Wings, Game 2
Wed, Aug 3
6 p.m. ET
  Western Conference Quarterfinals: Red Wings @  Coyotes, Game 3  
Thu, Aug 4
6 p.m. ET
Western Conference Quarterfinals: Red Wings @  Coyotes, Game 4

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