Playoff Game 3: Red Wings 4 vs. Coyotes 2

Red Wings lead the series 3-0.


Quick Recap

Score early, score fast. The Wings did just that, getting in a goal within the first three minutes of each period.

It started off with Ruslan Salei and Drew Miller scoring less than a minute apart and helping Detroit to catch a lead they would never give up.

The Coyotes have been making use of their Power Play chances scoring twice on the PP tonight, but falling to the Wings 4-2 in Phoenix.

The change of location, however, did little to change the Wings momentum who have a chance of sweeping for the series win Wednesday at 10:30p.m.

Phoenix will have that home ice advantage and will need to do everything in their power to stay alive.

Note: Detroit has scored exactly 4 goals in each of the three games of this series thus far. Also 4-2 was the final score tonight for the Philadelphia-Buffalo game and the Montreal-Boston game. Those must be tonight’s magic playoff numbers.

Scoring Summary

First Period

DET GOAL 1:57 Ruslan Salei (1): Slap Shot – Assists: D. Helm (1) & N. Kronwall (1)

DET GOAL 2:41 Drew Miller (1): Tip-In – Assists: N. Kronwall (2)

Second Period

DET GOAL 2:50 Valtteri Filppula (1): Wrist Shot – Assists: J. Hudler (1)

PHX GOAL 11:43 PPG – David Schlemko (1): Wrist Shot – Assists: M. Boedker (1) & K. Turris (1)

Third Period

DET GOAL 00:45 Johan Franzen (2): Wrist Shot – Assists: J. Ericsson (1)

PHX GOAL 13:00 PPG – Ray Whitney (1): Tip-In – Assists: R. Vrbata (2) & K. Yandle (4)

3 Stars

3rd Star: Ray Whitney (PPG goal, 5 shots)
2nd Star: Niklas Kronwall (2 assists, defense)
1st Star: Jimmy Howard (28 Saves)