Red Wings Vs. Coyotes: Detroit Goes For 5 Straight Wins

TORONTO, CANADA - JANUARY 7: Todd Bertuzzi #44 of the Detroit Red Wings celebrates his goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs during NHL action at The Air Canada Centre January 7, 2012 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)

The surging Red Wings will try to make it five wins in a row when they take on the Coyotes on Thursday night.

The Red Wings head west to take on a Phoenix Coyotes that appears to be going south.

Fresh off a 3-2 shootout win over Dallas, Detroit has won four in a row and are 6-2 this month. The Wings will be going for their first five-game winning streak since November.

The Coyotes, meanwhile, have floundered since the new year. They were blasted 6-2 by 16-22 Anaheim on Wednesday, giving them their fourth loss in five games.

This is the third meeting this season between Detroit and Phoenix. On December 8 the Wings smoked Phoenix 5-2, scoring all five goals (by five different players) in the first period and then putting it in cruise control. They again met up in Detroit on Jan. 12, with the Wings prevailing 3-2 in a shootout.

Todd Bertuzzi has three goals in the last three games. He put in a pair in the Wings’ overtime win over conference-leading Chicago last Saturday and followed that up with a goal and two assists in a 5-0 victory on Monday against Buffalo.

Detroit, which is currently just one point behind Chicago in the West, will make a return trip to Phoenix on February 6 for the fourth and final game with the Coyotes.

For more on the Detroit Red Wings, check out Winging It In Motown. You can also head over to SB Nation's main NHL hub at SBNation.com/NHL.

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