The Coyotes stunned the Red Wings 5-2 this afternoon right in front of 20,066 Detroit fans at Joe Louis Arena. You could fans booing their heroes.
The Coyotes have the chance on home ice Tuesday night in Glendale to win the Western Conference series and advance to the second round of the playoffs for the first time since their arrival in Arizona.Three power play goals and a shorthanded one — well as choking off five Detroit power plays – gave Bryzgalov a huge boost of of confidence.
Taylor Pyatt’s redirected goal on a power play off a Keith Yandle shot early in the third upped the margin to 5-1. Derek Morris also had an assist on the Coyotes’ third special team goal of the game. A late goal by Detroit’s Darren Helm provided the final margin.