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Red Wings / Coyotes Game Thread: Need a Brain Doaner

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Phoenix Coyotes Team Detroit Red Wings
15-9-3 33 Points Record 16-9-1 33 Points
Mike Smith (13-6-3 2.26 GAA) Starting Goalie Jimmy Howard (15-6-1 1.89 GAA)
Five For Howling SB Nation Site - Last Meeting Playoffs (Haha)
7:30 PM EST Time - Television FSD, FSA

Phoenix hates them some Red Wings. Ok, actually, Coyotes fans hate them some Red Wings. Phoenix probably loves the Red Wings a bunch, since those are two games per season where their building is sure to be packed.

But that's not important. What is important is that the fans hate us because we're cocky, because we're numerous, and because the Wings have eliminated their pretender asses two straight playoff seasons. Dave Tippett is an incredible hockey coach who continues to show how foolish the Stars were to dump him. He gets more out of his team than lesser coaches get out of better lineups. You can't sleepwalk through a game against the Coyotes.

The Red Wings try to stop a slide at two games while the Pacific-leading 'Yotes try to extend their streak from two after doing the Central a couple of solids by beating the Blackhawks and Predators on consecutive nights. This is their third road game in four nights. Look for a strong first period showing and a patient Red Wings team to wear the dogs down.

Comment away and let's go Red Wings.