Phoenix (28-29-4) at Detroit (41-14-5) 7:30 pm EST
DETROIT (Ticker) - The Phoenix Coyotes still may be reeling from
an embarrassing home loss to the Detroit Red Wings when they
visit Joe Louis Arena for a rematch Tuesday.
The Red Wings won for the eighth time in nine games Saturday in
convincing fashion, posting a 7-3 triumph in Phoenix.
Nicklas Lidstrom had a goal and two assists and Brendan Shanahan
and Henrik Zetterberg had a pair of tallies in the rout. All
of the scoring occurred in the first two periods, including
Detroit's three-goal burst in the final 4:50 of the second
Zetterberg, a teammate of Lidstrom's on Sweden's Olympic
gold-medal squad, has four goals and three assists in his last
three games and is one tally shy of reaching 30 this season.
The Red Wings, who are 20-8-2 at home, will be opening a
three-game homestand against a Coyotes squad that has not played
a road game since January 26. It went 3-5-2 in that stretch.
Shane Doan and Steve Reinprecht scored in a span of 32 seconds
of the first period in Saturday's loss to Detroit. Mike Ricci
added another tally early in the second to pull Phoenix within
4-3 before the Red Wings pulled away.
The Coyotes were unable to score in the third period despite a
14-7 shots advantage.