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 Phoenix Coyotes are back on their heels, the inability to get much of a speed bump in front of the Red Wing Express putting them a game from elimination.
Forward Johan Franzen has a sore left ankle in addition to his facial injuries suffered in Game 2 and wasn’t cleared to play in Game 3 until after the pregame skate.
Things scarier than the Phoenix Coyotes…
The Red Wings certainly have their share of stars. Nicklas Lidstrom is one of the greatest defensemen ever to lace up a pair of skates.
The Phoenix Coyotes are back home, at least its home for now, looking to climb back from a two-game deficit in their first-round playoff series against the Detroit Red Wings.
It maybe a white out in Glendale but it won’t exactly be a full-on home ice advantage for the Coyotes against the Wings tonight.
As he sat in the dressing room following his team’s 4-3 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes, Red Wings’ forward Johan Franzen’s face looked like something from Mapquest.
With leading scorer Henrik Zetterberg sidelined by a sprained left knee, the Red Wings need Pavel Datsyuk to deliver in the playoffs. So far, he has, in a big way.
Phoenix Coyotes forward Vernon Fiddler once blocked a shot on the top of his left foot that was so hard the puck sliced through his skate and left him limping.