NHL Preview from The Sports Network |
Saturday, November 5th
(All times eastern)
Phoenix Coyotes (6-8-1) at Detroit Red Wings (12-1-1), 7:30 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The Detroit Red Wings will attempt to start a new winning
streak this evening when they host the Phoenix Coyotes at Joe Louis Arena.
The Red Wings had tied a franchise record with nine straight wins before
losing in overtime to the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday in the Motor City.
Raffi Torres scored 1:51 into overtime to lead Edmonton to victory.
Tomas Holmstrom scored twice and Jason Williams had a goal and an assist for
the Red Wings, while Chris Osgood stopped 21-of-25 shots in net.
Pavel Datsyuk posted two assists in the loss and extended his point streak to
seven games. He has four goals and nine assists in the stretch.
The Red Wings also tied an NHL record with 25 points in their first 14 games.
The last team to do it was Pittsburgh in 1994-95. Detroit is off to its best
start in franchise history and, with a win tonight, can equal the league's
best-ever point total through 15 contests.
The 1979-80 Philadelphia Flyers and 1984-85 Edmonton Oilers both had 27 points
through the first 15 tests of the year.
Holmstrom needs just one goal for 100 in his career, while forward Brendan
Shanahan is just one assist shy of 600.
Phoenix is coming off a 4-0 victory over the Kings. Curtis Joseph stopped all
21 shots he faced to record his second shutout of the season and Paul Mara had
a goal and two assists in the win at Glendale Arena.
Mike LeClerc and Shane Doan contributed a goal and an assist each and Krys
Kolanos added his second goal of the season for Phoenix, which snapped a two-
game losing streak.
These teams met once earlier in Phoenix earlier this season and the Red Wings
posted a 2-0 victory.
11/05 11:00:17 ET