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[Game Thread] Wings vs. Coyotes

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Detroit takes on Wayne Gretzky's Phoenix Coyotes later tonight. The Wings hope to get back on track after suffering a 3-1 loss last night to the Dallas Stars.

Tonight, the Coyotes will try to match a season best three-game winning streak back on Nov. 8-12. Recently, the Coyotes haven't done so well against the Wings losing the last eight straight games since Phoenix won at the Joe back on March 7, 2006. Detroit outscored the Coyotes 37-14 in those eight wins.

We don't know who will get the start in net tonight. Ty Conklin has started the last three games and has never faced Phoenix. Chris Osgood is 13-13-0 against the Coyotes. Defenseman Chris Chelios may also be inserted into the line-up after missing all of the regular season due to a broken tibia. Head coach Mike Babcock has not yet decided if he will get to play tonight, but physically he's healthy and ready to go.

I am personally looking forward to this game as a chance to see University of Michigan alum Kevin Porter with his new team. Last season, Porter led the Wolverines in scoring (goals and points) and won the Hobey Baker Memorial Award.

The game starts at 9pm and will be shown on FS Detroit Plus. You can check out the cable listings below:

SATELLITE                Channel

DIRECTV                664
DISH NETWORK            453

CABLE                    Channel


ACR AUBURN HILLS            64
ALLENDALE COMMUNICATIONS    56
AT&T U-VERSE            738
BLOOMINGDALE            56
BRIGHT HOUSE NETWORKS        77
BROADSTRIPE            18, 19 or 97
BUCKEYE CABLEVISION        8 or 13
CARR                    212
CEBRIDGE                Channel varies by location
CHARTER                88
CITY OF NEGAUNEE            51
COLDWATER CATV            95
CTS                    46
COMCAST                901
D&P CABLE                21
EDWARD ROSE PROPERTIES        3
PARISH COMMUNICATIONS        24, 26, 97 or 98
SOUTHWEST MI COMMUNICATIONS    56
SPRINGCOM                50
TVC                    97
VOGTMANN ENGINEERING        97
WOW!                    14
WYANDOTTE MUNICIPAL        17

Please visit fellow SBN blog Five for Howling for the view of the game from the Phoenix perspective. Go Wings!