Series (Game 1 of 4)

Series tied 2-2

Game 1: Saturday, October 15th
Red Wings2Final
Game 2: Saturday, November 5th
Red Wings1
Game 3: Saturday, March 4th
Red Wings7Final
Game 4: Tuesday, March 7th
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Red Wings 2

(5-1-0, 10 pts)

Coyotes 0

(1-4-1, 3 pts)

10:00 PM ET, October 15, 2005

Gila River Arena, Glendale, Arizona

1 2 3 T
DET 0 1 12
ARI 0 0 00

M. Legace (Red Wings - G): Saves: 23, Save Pct.: 1.000

H. Zetterberg (Red Wings - LW): Goals: 1, Assists: 0

C. Joseph (Coyotes - G): Saves: 18, Save Pct.: .900

Detroit (4-1-0) at Phoenix (1-3-0) 10:00 pm EDT

Detroit (4-1-0) at Phoenix (1-3-0), 10:00 pm EDT

GLENDALE, Arizona (Ticker) -- With just one victory in five games, the Phoenix Coyotes probably wish Wayne Gretzky could still suit up and play.

Gretzky looks for his second coaching victory Saturday when the Coyotes host the explosive Detroit Red Wings.

All five Phoenix contests have been decided by one goal, including Thursday's 5-4 shootout loss against the Nashville Predators. Paul Mara and Ladislav Nagy each had a goal and an assist for the Coyotes.

Goaltender Curtis Joseph is expected to be back in net for Phoenix after missing two games with a groin injury. He is 1-1 with a 2.02 goals-against average this season.

Detroit has won four of five games and is second in the league with 22 goals, trailing only Toronto by two.

Kirk Maltby and Jiri Fischer scored shorthanded in the third period and Brendan Shanahan passed Hall of Famer Guy Lafleur with his 561st career goal Thursday as the Red Wings posted a 5-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings.

The game marked the season debut of longtime captain Steve Yzerman, who was held scoreless after missing the first four games with a groin injury.

Looking for its third straight road victory this season, Detroit will attempt to turn around its struggles against Phoenix. In 2003-04, the Red Wings managed just one win in four meetings against the Coyotes.