Arizona 3, Detroit 1

Monday, February 6, 2012 8:00 PM

Final Scoring Summary

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 35-17-1-1 20-2-1-0 15-15-0-1 L2
Arizona 24-21-3-5 12-10-2-2 12-11-1-3 W2


Martin Hanzal scored a pair of goals and Boyd Gordon added a shorthanded tally as the Phoenix Coyotes skated to a 3-1 home victory over the league-leading Detroit Red Wings on Monday.

Ray Whitney recorded two assists and Mike Smith made 30 saves for Phoenix, which completed a 3-2-1 homestand and halted a six-game losing streak against Central Division opponents.

Gordon opened the scoring less than 7 1/2 minutes into the game with a shorthanded goal. After poking the puck ahead at his own blue line, Gordon raced past two defenders and beat Joey MacDonald on a breakaway for his sixth of the season.

Phoenix doubled its lead at 6:55 of the second when Ray Whitney's shot from the left faceoff dot deflected off Hanzal and past a screened MacDonald during a power play.

Johan Franzen halved the deficit late in the session with a man-advantage goal as he converted a pass from behind the net by Henrik Zetterberg for his 20th tally. But Hanzal scored into an empty net in the final minute of the third to seal the win.

MacDonald stopped 20 shots for the Red Wings, who went 2-2-1 on their five-game road trip.

Top Game Performances

Detroit   Arizona
Johan Franzen 1 Points Martin Hanzal 2
Johan Franzen 1 Goals Martin Hanzal 2
Pavel Datsyuk 1 Assists Ray Whitney 2
Johan Franzen 1 Power Play Goals Martin Hanzal 1
N/A Short Handed Goals Boyd Gordon 1
Joey MacDonald .909 Save Percentage Mike Smith .968
Joey MacDonald 20 Saves Mike Smith 30

Team Stats Summary

Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
Detroit 31 1 1-4 3-4 8 28
Arizona 23 3 1-4 3-4 8 21

Upcoming Games

  • Arizona will play its next game on the road against Dallas. The Coyotes have a W/L % of .333 after a win and .552 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play its next game at home against Edmonton. The Red Wings have a W/L % of .722 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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