Red Wings Vs. Coyotes: Detroit Loses 3-1 In Phoenix

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Red Wings Vs. Coyotes: Detroit Falls 3-1 In Phoenix

The Detroit Red Wings concluded their road trip with a 3-1 loss to the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena in Phoenix on Monday night.

That is the bad news. The good news? The longest road trip of the season for Detroit is over after five games in 13 nights, and they are still on top of the Eastern Conference with 72 points.

Boyd Gordon and Martin Hanzel scored for Phoenix top open up a 2-0 lead before Johan Franzen struck before the second intermission for Detroit, but the Red Wings were unable to break through against Mike Smith thereafter, and Hanzel added an empty-net goal for good measure for Phoenix.

The Red Wings return home, where they are an NHL-best 20-2-1, for a six-game homestand starting on Wednesday against the Edmonton Oilers. Detroit just dropped a 5-4 decision to the Oilers in Edmonton on Saturday in a shootout. Wednesday's game is set to start at 7:30 p.m. eastern.

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Red Wings Vs. Coyotes Score Update: Detroit Down 2-1 After 2nd Period

The Red Wings finally broke through against Coyotes goalie Mike Smith, as Johan Franzen slotted home a power play goal with 2:36 remaining in the second period. Detroit, however, still trails 2-1 to the Phoenix Coyotes after two periods the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena in Phoenix.

Following a shorthanded, unassisted breakaway goal by Boyd Gordon in the first period, Martin Hanzal adding to the scoring with a power play goal for Edmonton in the second period, before Franzen brought the Red Wings back to within a goal.

Coming off a shootout loss in Edmonton, the Red Wings actually have a chance to make it three wins out of five on their five-game road trip, but they will need a comeback to make that happen. Detroit scored three goals in the third period before ultimately falling in Edmonton on Saturday.

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Red Wings Vs. Coyotes Score Update: Detroit Trails 1-0 After 1st Period

The final game of a five-game road trip has not started kindly for the Detroit Red Wings, who trail 1-0 after the first period to the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena in Phoenix.

Boyd Gordon netted an unassisted, shorthanded goal 7:22 into the first period after Martin Hanzel was sent to the penalty box for two minutes for tripping Darren Helm. Gordon beat Red Wings goalie Joey McDonald on a breakaway after a bit of confusion from Ian White and Niklas Kronwall.

Meanwhile, Coyotes goalie Mike Smith has stopped all six shots from Detroit so far.

Detroit is coming off its first shootout loss of the season, and they are aiming to come back home with three wins in the five-game road trip.

The Red Wings won the first three matchups with the Coyotes this season.

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