Abel to Yzerman
by Paul on 10/10/13 at 07:43 AM ET
DETROIT RED WINGS
LAST HEAD-TO-HEAD GAME (2012-13)
PHX 0 @ DET 4 (4/22/13)
1st Period: DET Franzen (Brunner, Zetterberg) 2:37-PP; DET Brunner (Zetterberg, Kronwall) 19:24-PP
2nd Period: DET Filppula (Zetterberg, Kronwall) 16:09-PP
3rd Period: DET Franzen (Ericsson) 18:38-EN
Shots: DET 23 (4-12-7); PHX 34 (12-10-12)
Goalies: DET Howard (W, 34-34); PHX Smith (L, 19-22)
PP: DET 3-5; PHX 0-4
DETROIT VS PHOENIX
- Tonight marks the 132nd all-time meeting between DET and PHX
- DET’s all-time record vs PHX: 62-41-23-3
- DET’s all-time home record vs PHX: 36-21-8-1
- DET is 6-3-1 vs PHX in the last 10 meetings (since 10/28/10)
- Daniel Alfredsson has 24 points (10-14-24) in 17 games vs PHX
- Pavel Datsyuk has 57 points (14-43-57) in 41 games vs PHX
- Henrik Zetterberg has 46 points (17-29-46) in 37 games vs PHX
- Jimmy Howard is 7-0-2 with a 2.23 GAA and .928 SV% vs PHX
- Kyle Quincey has 8 assists in 12 GP vs PHX, his highest total against any NHL team
- Daniel Cleary played 68 games for PHX in 2003-04
- Daniel Cleary made his NHL debut against PHX with CHI on 10/1/97
- PHX LW Paul Bissonette played for Saginaw (OHL) from 2002-05
- PHX LW Tim Kennedy played for Michigan State from 2005-08 and assisted on Justin Abdelkader’s game-winning goal to capture the 2007 National Championship over Boston College
- PHX RW David Moss is from Livonia, MI and played for Michigan from 2001-05
- PHX D Chris Summers is from Ann Arbor, MI and played for the US National Development team from 2004-06 and Michigan from 2006-2010
THIS DATE IN RED WINGS HISTORY
October 10, 1946 –Former Red Wings center Pete Mahovlich is born in Timmins, Ontario.
October 10, 1953 –Red Wings trainer Lefty Wilson replaces Terry Sawchuk in goal.
October 10, 1977 –The Red Wings select long-time radio color analyst and former left wing Paul Woods in the NHL waiver draft.
A WINNING TRADITION IN HOCKEYTOWN
Since the start of the 1997-98 season, the Red Wings have won more games (823) than any other team in the NHL. Detroit’s 710 regular season victories and 113 playoff wins are both tops in the NHL over that span.
COYOTES FAST FACTS
· The Coyotes begin their 1st back-to-back set tonight at DET…PHX will play in 12 sets of back-to-back games this season while the team is 22-17-11 in the 1st game and 24-22-4 in the 2nd game in back-to-back contests since the start of the 2009-10 season.
· Radim Vrbata has recorded 58-39-97 in 136 road games over the past 4 seasons…He totaled 11-6-17 in 17 road games last season to finish 1st on the team in road scoring.
· The Coyotes are 25-12-6 over the last 3 seasons in games when Oliver Ekman-Larsson records an assist…He ranks 1st on the team with 22:51 TOI/G and 27.3 Sft/G through 3 games this season…Ekman-Larsson led the Coyotes with 25:05 TOI/G in 2012-13.
· Martin Hanzal is 1st on the team with 15 hits.
· PHX is 70-54-25 on the road under Dave Tippett.
· PHX went 14-1-4 when scoring 1st a season ago…The Coyotes are 114-13-19 when scoring 1st since the start of the 2009-10 campaign.
· Mike Smith owns a 66-37-23 career record with 11 shutouts in 126 career games when he faces 30 or more shots.
· The Coyotes are 25-19-10 against the Eastern Conference under Dave Tippett.
· Thursday’s matchup is the 1st of 2 meetings between PHX and DET this season…The Coyotes will host the Red Wings at Jobing.com Arena on Oct. 19.
· Martin Hanzal (2-1-3) and Keith Yandle (0-3-3) led the Coyotes in scoring against DET in 2012-13.
· PHX is 6-5-4 vs. the Red Wings under Dave Tippett and has earned a point in 10 of its previous 15 meetings with DET.
· Newly recalled forward Brandon Yip has totaled 2-2-4 in 8 career games vs. DET.
ALL-TIME RESULTS vs. DET
COYOTES CAREER LEADERS vs. DET
Shane Doan…14-22-36…63 career games
Derek Morris…6-18-24…47 career games
Radim Vrbata…11-13-24…39 career games
THE MICHIGAN CONNECTION
Dave Moss and Chris Summers are no strangers to the Wolverine State as both played collegiately at the University of Michigan while Tim Kennedy is a product of Michigan State University. Moss recorded 26-58-94 in 162 games as a Wolverine from 2001-05. He was a 2-time recipient of the Howard Colby Award for Sportsmanship. Summers played at UM from 2006-10, totaling 16-44-60 in 163 contests. He was a finalist for CCHA Defensive Defenseman of the Year as a junior. Kennedy finished his MSU career with 42-63-105 in 113 games. He helped the Spartans claim the 2007 NCAA National Championship with 1-1-2 in a 3-1 win over Boston College.
HEAD COACHING WINS SINCE 2002-03 SEASON
1. Mike Babcock, ANA-DET: 447
2. Dave Tippett, DAL-PHX: 428
3. Joel Quennville, STL-COL-CHI: 424
4. Barry Trotz, NSH: 402
5. Lindy Ruff (BUF-DAL): 383
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