The Coyotes are in town and since they are just points ahead of the Wings it is an important game. Let's catch them, stay in a playoff spot and gain some ground.
Kronner is back for tonight's game. Meech is out. And May is in for Leino. I'd prefer to test Meech in that spot on the wing, but whatever.
The Coyotes are 5th in the East with 63 points in 52 games. They have a record of 52-29-18, but have only won four of their last ten.
Ilya Bryzgalov is a great goalie, but the last two games against the Dogs the Wings have owned him. His stats are: 45 GP, 26-14-4, 2.33 GAA, .918 save %, 5 SO, 1 assist, 2 PIM.
+/- leaders and losers:
Lang, Doan, Korpikoski -8
Keys to the game
- How will Niklas Kronwall look?
- How will the shakeup affect the first line?
- And the second?
- Sixty full minutes please!
The animated videos
Yes, there is more. A spy cam in a room at the Joe captured this meeting between Mike Babcock and Chris Osgood after the morning skate:
And Niklas Kronwall spoke to Ken Daniels this morning. Sadly the interview was never aired because it was too menacing and Kronner suddently broke out in bad, bad Swedish and otherwise sounded Australian. Luckily, I have a copy:
11 months ago