Arizona Coyotes defeat Detroit Red Wings 2-1 in OT

The Detroit Red Wings have now lost four games in a row, this time to the lowly Arizona Coyotes, 2-1 in OT. Detroit now has a record of 8-9-3 on the season.

First Period

The Coyotes came out flying against the Red Wings and forced Sam Gagne to take a tripping penalty at 3:07 of the first period.  The Red Wings killed off the penalty and have now killed off 19 straight penalties.  It took the Red Wings 8:41 before they has a shot on net.  Dylan Larkin chased down a loose puck inside the Coyotes blueline and scored on a breakaway to make it 1-0 Red Wings.  Lucas Raymond picked up the only assist.  The Red Wings only won 29% of faceoffs during the period.  Shots on goal during the first period were even at 8-8.

 Second Period

The Red Wings dominated the second period as they carried the play throughout most of the 20 minutes.  Detroit went 0/2 on the PP despite having five shots on goal.

Robby Fabbri had a chance on the PP and blasted a shot off the Coyotes goaltender.  Play had to be stopped because of the injury.

Michael Rasmussen and Vladislav Namestnikov hit goal posts and the Red Wings outshot the Coyotes 16-6 for the period.

The game remained 1-0 Red Wings.

Third Period

Detroit seemed to sit back and let Arizona carry the play for most of the third period.  Rasmussen unnecessarily iced the puck, and at 13:31 the Coyotes won an offensive faceoff and scored on a deflection to tie the game 1-1.  The Coyotes outshot the Red Wings 12-10.  The game goes to OT.


The Coyotes scored a goal at 0:22 of OT.  The league looked at the goal because of interference on Detroit goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic but the goal stands.  Coyotes win 2-1.

Next Up:  Detroit has three days off then return home to host the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday night.  Game time at LCA is 7:30 PM ET.