FINAL SCORE: RED WINGS 2 – COYOTES 4
GOALS FOR DETROIT
2ND: ANDERSSON (KINDL) 5:07
GOALS FOR PHOENIX
1ST: MORRIS (VERMETTE) 2:21
2ND: BOEDKER (MORRIS) 7:04
3RD: STONE (RIBEIRO & HANZAL) 15:13
VERMETTER (BOEDKER) 19:09
In the first period, Zetterberg had a great breakaway early in the first but the puck hit the crossbar. A few more minutes in is when Phoenix scored right off the faceoff that Howard couldn’t stop with to much traffic in front of the net. Icing calls throughout the period were all over the place and the Wings were losing way too many faceoffs. Weiss had a great chance when the ref didn’t blow the whistle for quite awhile, but they reviewed the “maybe” goal and it was then called a no goal. Play was back and forth with quality chances for both teams towards the end of the period.
The second period, Andersson scores a beauty from a rebound. That just shows that driving to the net can creates great opportunities. Then just 53 seconds later, Ericsson scores with a nice wrist shot. The good start in the second period definitely makes up for the slow start in the first. Phoenix doesn’t take long in tying the game up in the middle. The Coyotes were being really tough on the fore-check but the Wings looked a lot better this period.
The third period starts right where the second left off. Pressure from the Coyotes is killing us this period. No space for the Wings and with the power play pretty much nonexistent leaves to much room for error. 2 seconds after the Coyotes went on the power play, they score at even strength. To top it off, they scored on a empty net near the end of the third.
Overall, the Wings aren’t going to win games expecting to just walk in and play mediocre. Every game needs to be played 100%, no matter who you are playing. Faceoff’s were terrible tonight and the power play needs to improve, hopefully by our next game on Saturday.
Also want to let Matt Sorisho know, that all the hockey fans around the league are rooting and praying for him!!!
— Todd Walsh (@ToddWalsh) October 10, 2013