Red Wings Sweep Coyotes, First To Move To Next Round
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GLENDALE, Ariz. — Danny Cleary scored from a tough angle with just over six minutes left, and the Detroit Red Wings swept the Phoenix Coyotes out of the playoffs and possibly out of the desert with a 6-3 victory Wednesday.
The whiteout from Game 3 was more of a dusting, though Jobing.com was just as juiced.
The sellout crowd got to see plenty of action, from a goal-trading first two periods to the deflating score from Cleary from behind the right post that somehow squeezed past goalie Ilya Bryzgalov with 6:19 left.
Todd Bertuzzi sealed up the sweep less than two minutes later, knocking in a shot off the skate of Coyotes’ defenseman David Schlemko in what might have been the Coyotes’ final game in the desert.
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