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Postgame Thoughts: Red Wings @ Coyotes - Game Three

Obviously I'm thrilled with the Red Wings being up 3-0 in their opening round series with the Coyotes but I can't help but look at some of the negatives of tonight's 4-2 win.

The big thing is that the Detroit penalty kill has got to be better. It's fantastic that the Wings are holding the Coyotes off the scoresheet at even strength but that's five power play goals for Phoenix in the last two games. Unacceptable.

Part of that comes from getting the early lead and letting up. It happened on Saturday and it happened again tonight. I love seeing Detroit lighting up Ilya Bryzgalov (and who saw that happening?) but they keep resting on their laurels. A better team would make them pay for that.

I think the Wings have done a good job of matching Phoenix's physicality in the series without getting (too) stupid about it. tonight was no different, though the Coyotes definitely won the special teams battle.

Part of me wonders how much fight Phoenix has left, considering how little they've been able to get going and that Wednesday's Game Four could be their last game before relocating. I'd love to see them roll over but I don't expect it, so Detroit will have to be ready.

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Report from Glendale, Franzen is in.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/18/2011 at 10:31 PM

 

I know this is a little late but why are they starting this game at 10:30? I've only seen 10:30 starts in the pacific time zone. Phoenix is in mountain.

Posted by DetroitRiver on 4/18/2011 at 10:35 PM

 

Checking in from Yokota Japan. I have missed the previous games and I have to rely on the 97.1 feed in conjunction with the NHL.com ice tracker. Sounds like the Yotes are going to be very physical.

Posted by SYfanSD on 4/18/2011 at 10:43 PM

 

Helm on Jovo... Interesting... SCORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 1-0!

Posted by SYfanSD on 4/18/2011 at 10:44 PM

 

Coyotes looking to make hits all over the place to start, Helm fights one off and gets it to Salei to open the game's scoring.

And Miller adds another! Jesus...

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/18/2011 at 10:45 PM

 

Kronner!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by SYfanSD on 4/18/2011 at 10:45 PM

 

Well that's a good way to stat the game. Ive got the Vs feed again here in Afghanistan.

Posted by DetroitRiver on 4/18/2011 at 10:46 PM

 

The AFN feed here has the video 30 seconds ahead of the audio. Add that to the Vs announcers and you have 'suck.'

Posted by DetroitRiver on 4/18/2011 at 10:49 PM

 

Look like Phx is really trying to create some odd man rushes the way they are leting us have the boards down low.

Posted by DetroitRiver on 4/18/2011 at 10:58 PM

 

Jimmy with a couple big stops. Coyotes running Lidstrom now. Ugh.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/18/2011 at 11:07 PM

 

If Nick gets hurt, we'll have a problem.

Posted by SYfanSD on 4/18/2011 at 11:09 PM

 

Wings getting sloppy with the lead again. Jimmy standing strong. Coyotes getting angry, Detroit needs to take advantage.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/18/2011 at 11:22 PM

 

Well, if the Wings can stay out of the penalty bow and let Phx continue to instigat fights and take cheap shots we should be allright.

Posted by DetroitRiver on 4/18/2011 at 11:23 PM

 

Is MD awake? Her boy puts Detroit up buy three.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/18/2011 at 11:43 PM

 

There ya go Abby!

Posted by DetroitRiver on 4/18/2011 at 11:43 PM

 

Damn. Real nice PK for 1:53, then a complete breakdown.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/18/2011 at 11:56 PM

 

No. The Vs announcers don't sound like they're being homers for Phx... <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/default/puke.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":puke:" border="0" alt="puke.gif" />

Posted by DetroitRiver on 4/18/2011 at 11:57 PM

 

We're getting run all over the place in our own zone.

Posted by DetroitRiver on 4/19/2011 at 12:06 AM

 

No. The Vs announcers don't sound like they're being homers for Phx... <img src="http://forums.detroithockey.net/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/puke.gif" style="vertical-align:middle" emoid=":puke:" border="0" alt="puke.gif" />


Lucky enough to get Ken and Mick.Wings are coasting still. Need to survive the period.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/19/2011 at 12:06 AM

 

Looks like Helm got away with one there...

Posted by DetroitRiver on 4/19/2011 at 12:11 AM

 

Tipet: "No call?.... No call?..."

Posted by DetroitRiver on 4/19/2011 at 12:13 AM

 

Wings are mostly holding on, Babs had better wake them up in the room.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/19/2011 at 12:14 AM

 

And the Kraken comes alive!!!!

Posted by DetroitRiver on 4/19/2011 at 12:31 AM

 

Motherf*cking sniped! Holy sh*t, that was a shot.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/19/2011 at 12:31 AM

 

Have we taken any shots on the PP tonight? Shoot that damn thing!

Posted by DetroitRiver on 4/19/2011 at 12:34 AM

 

Have we taken any shots on the PP tonight? Shoot that damn thing!


Power play has been sh*t tonight.Game has slowed way down. Not sure how in it the Coyotes really are but they've got a power play now.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/19/2011 at 12:54 AM

 

PK is looking like crap tonight...

Posted by DetroitRiver on 4/19/2011 at 12:55 AM

 

Son of a bitch.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/19/2011 at 12:55 AM

 

That's right yotes, end it cheap...

Posted by DetroitRiver on 4/19/2011 at 1:09 AM

 

Wings hold on for the win and Datsyuk gets hit at the buzzer. The expected ending.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 4/19/2011 at 1:09 AM

 
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